Fuel age and fire spread: Natural conditions versus opportunities for fire suppression
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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Fuel age and fire spread: Natural conditions versus opportunities for fire suppression|
|Series title||Fire Management Today|
|Publisher||U.S. Forest Service|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Ecological Research Center|