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This circular is a guide to prescribed burning of grassland (low-volatile) fuels. However, it cannot replace actual burning experiences. Prescribed burning is dangerous in the hands of the inexperienced and incompletely experienced person who may become over-confident and inadvertently let a fire escape. A beginner should participate in a number of prescribed burns under the supervision of an experienced person. One must learn to evaluate how weather, fuel and topography interact to influence fire behavior before accepting the responsibility of conducting a prescribed burn.