Lessons from larger fires on National Forests, 1939 - taken from reports on fires of over 300 acres
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Roy Headley
Publication Year: 1940

Cataloging Information

  • coniferous forests
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • Mississippi
  • national forests
  • pine forests
  • rate of spread
  • Virginia
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 21, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 23481
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15901
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:63/3
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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The July and October 1939 issues of Fire Control Notes carried 'Lessons Learned' from the larger fires of 1938. In this issue, the larger fires of 1939 in the Eastern, Southern, and North Central national-forest regions are reviewed. Eastern fire-control men will thus have a chance to benefit from 1939 experience in preparing for the spring season of 1940. The fact that a 'lesson' is quoted does not necessarily mean that the editors agree. It is possible to learn the wrong thing from an experience. [Reprinted in 2003 in Fire Management Today, v. 63, no. 3, pages 23-24.]

Online Link(s):
Headley, Roy. 1940. Lessons from larger fires on National Forests, 1939. Fire Control Notes 4(1):29-36.