Wildfire's Consuming Flames (IMAGE) Georgia Institute of Technology Caption Wildfires burn much more biomass per area than professional prescribed burns, and pollute at a much higher rate. Credit Kari Greer/USFS Gila National Forest via NASA Usage Restrictions Public domain, U.S. government agency, credit required. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.