In a flanking fire, personnel set lines of fire directly into the wind. The intensity of flanking fires is moderate, with less intensity than heading fires but more intensity than backing fires. In the following video, information is given on managing flanking 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.