In a backing fire, the fire moves against the wind. Backing fires exhibit the slowest rate of speed and the lowest intensity. In the following video, information is given on managing backing fires. For more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:
- Prescribed Fire: Promoting Better Forest and Wildlife Management
- Prescribed Fire: The Fuels Component
- Prescribed Fire: Weather
For further information, view the other videos in the Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques video series.