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Burning a forest, grassland, or other terrestrial landscape leaves smoke and charred remains, but can revitalize an ecosystem. Humans use controlled burning to keep invasive species in check, to allowing fire-adapted seeds to germinate, and to return the amount of combustible vegetation to normal levels - especially where development or other disturbances have prevented natural fire regimes.