Fuel age and fire spread: Natural conditions versus opportunities for fire suppression

Fire Management Today
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Abstract

Wildfires are driven and restrained by an interplay of variables that can lead to many potential outcomes. As every wildland firefighter learns in basic training, the ability of a fire to spread is determined by three basic variables: fuel type and condition, weather, and topography. Fire suppression obviously plays a significant role in determining fire spread as well, so firefighter activity becomes an additional variable.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Fuel age and fire spread: Natural conditions versus opportunities for fire suppression
Series title Fire Management Today
Volume 69
Issue 2
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher U.S. Forest Service
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 7 p.
First page 22
Last page 28