The Bower Cave Fire
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Leon R. Thomas
Publication Year: 1949

Cataloging Information

  • Arctostaphylos spp.
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firebreak
  • firefighting personnel
  • incendiary fires
  • mopping up
  • national forests
  • photography
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
  • Quercus velutina
  • rate of spread
  • scrub
  • season of fire
  • sloping terrain
  • spot fires
  • US Forest Service
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 21, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 23488
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15904
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 Bower Cave Fire of August 13, 1947, on the Tuolumne District of the Stanislaus National Forest is being reviewed to show how a fast-moving fire, which was burning in steep terrain and in heavy cover, was readily and quickly controlled, after the first attack had failed, by effective use of modern equipment, and by the local people and trained Forest Service personnel working effectively as a team. [Reprinted in 2003 in Fire Management Today, v. 63, no. 3, pages 42-45.]

Online Link(s):
Thomas, Leon R. 1949. The Bower Cave Fire. Fire Control Notes 10(2):26-31.