As climate change intensifies wildfire risk, prescribed burns prove their worth in the heat-stressed Panhandle

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The burn scar left after the Windy Deuce Fire stopped near the edge of Borger, Texas, where vegetation had been removed months earlier by a seven-mile prescribed burn.

Archie Stone, wildland coordinator for the Borger Fire Department, stands by his truck parked near a neighborhood adjacent to the site of a prescribed burn.