crown fire


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Noun1.crown fire - a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire
forest fire - an uncontrolled fire in a wooded area
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The Robert Fire, the Trapper Fire and a new fire unnamed seem to have merged into one crown fire they're calling the 'Mountain Man Complex.
Only the quick response of firefighters contained the fire to 117 acres and kept it from becoming a devastating crown fire.
2013) focus on reductions in crown fire behavior and associated reductions in burn severity; and Taylor et al.
Representatives of UK-based Crown Fire Protection visit Alpha's bases to help with demonstrations and have trained technicians to design and install the systems.
Slow recolonization of burned oak-juniper woodlands by Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei): ten years of succession after crown fire.
A crown fire is much more difficult to fight,'' said Daniel Berlant of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
A mile from town, the rescue train confronted a crown fire (a blaze burning in the tops of the trees).
Later that month, the Crown Fire in Acton blackened nearly 12,000 acres.
An ordnance-ignited crown fire in 1996 converted 5,590 acres (2,313 ha) of warbler habitat to vireo habitat, enabling us to meet recovery goals for vireos with only mild impacts on warblers.
Dropping water or fire retardant ("slurry") from helicopters or airplanes ("slurry bombers") can occasionally return a crown fire to the surface, where firefighters can control it, and can be used to protect individually valuable sites (e.