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The Canadian fire danger ratings associated with the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander; H. Grant Pearce
Publication Year: 1993

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  • fire behavior case study
  • fire danger rating
  • FWI - CFFDRS Fire Weather Index System
  • Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 10950

Description

From the introduction: In two previous issues of Wildfire News & Notes, the values for the six standard components of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System (FWI) associated with the 1990 Stephan Bridge Road Fire (Vol. 6, No. 1, p.6) and the 1991 Spokane area fires (Vol. 6, No. 4, p. 6-7) were presented. We recently undertook to do the same for the Oakland-Berkeley Hills Fire of October 20,1991, in connection with advanced behavior training courses held in New Zealand during March and April 1993. Both the case study report and the videotape produced by the National Fire Protection Association on this very significant wildfire incident were utilized in the wildland-urban interface segment of the courses.

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Alexander, M. E.; Pearce, H. G. 1993. The Canadian fire danger ratings associated with the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire. Wildfire News & Notes 7(2):1,5.