Burnout (noun)

n. A fire set inside a control line meant to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line (NWCG 2005).


  • Discussion


A burnout is simply the result of the act of burning out. Burnout is a noun, referring to the operation or result, whereas burn out is a verb, referring to the act of conducting a burnout.


  • See Also

  • References

    • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). 2005. Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology. [Online]. Available: http://www.nwcg.gov.


  • Notes

    • Author 

      Joe Scott, Research Forester

      Systems for Environmental Management