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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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.
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.
4 million acres of fire-adapted forests in Montana that rate high/moderate for crown fire hazard, more than 6 million acres have stand conditions potentially benefiting from treatment under the proposed comprehensive ecological approach (Fiedler et al.
While the yard is well landscaped with trees, shrubs and flowerbeds, the trees are spaced far enough apart a crown fire is unlikely.
Fines in the crown affect the risk of a crown fire progressing horizontally.
4 million acres of fire-adopted forests in Montana that rate high/moderate for crown fire hazard, more than 6 million acres have stand conditions potentially benefiting from treatment under the proposed comprehensive ecological approach (Fiedler et al.
In one case, extreme winds descending from a thunderstorm blew across the A-rock blaze with gusts of 60 miles per hour, propelling a crown fire through 2,000 acres of forest that had previously burned during prescribed fires.