The following was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a very close call that occurred May 6, 2011 on the Pains Bay fire on the North Carolina coast.
Below is the latest map of the Pains bay fire, showing the fire perimeter (provided by the firefighters) and symbols representing heat detected by satellites today.
When we first experimented with a flame thrower much like the one above, in 1973 on the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California, we operators were required to wear aluminized proximity suits similar to the one in the photo below. Working in an unimproved, brushy environment, it probably created more hazards than it mitigated.