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burning torch [1 record]

Record 1 2016-03-11


Subject field(s)
  • Fire-Fighting and Rescue Equipment
  • Brush, Prairie and Forest Fires
  • Silviculture

A flame generating device (e.g. a fount containing diesel oil or kerosene and a wick; or a backpack pump serving a flame-jet) used for many purposes, e.g. scorching seed-beds, paths etc. to reduce weed growth or for starting slash-disposal fires, counterfires (when termed a backfire torch USA) or any prescribed burning operations.


According to Terminology of Forest Science, Technology Practice and Products, "burning torch" is used in the Commonwealth.


  • Matériel de secours et de lutte (incendies)
  • Incendies de végétation
  • Sylviculture

Lance-flamme employé pour allumer la végétation forestière à l'occasion d'interventions de brûlage contrôlé ou pour le déclenchement de contrefeux.


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