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Also known as a "controlled burn," it’s a tactic mostly used in wildland firefighting associated with indirect attack, by intentionally setting fire to fuels inside the control line. Most often used to contain a rapidly spreading fire, placing control lines at places where the fire can be fought on the firefighter’s terms. This technique has been used in rapidly spreading urban fires, especially in San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake.