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Plow cutting a firebreak in advance of a forest fire, South Carolina

A Firebreak is a way to fight wildfires. In a firebreak, there is no vegetation, or other material that can burn. This makes it hard for a fire to jump across the break. Therefore, the spread of a possible fire is delayed.

Rocky Point Trail acted as a firebreak for a forest fire in the McDonald Lake region of Glacier National Park, Montana, USA in the summer of 2003