Analysis of two 1971 wildfires in Ontario: Thackeray and Whistle Lake
Document Type: Book
Author(s): J. D. Walker; Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Betula papyrifera
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • droughts
  • duff
  • erosion
  • fine fuels
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire danger rating
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel types
  • hardwood forests
  • litter
  • mosses
  • Ontario
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Populus tremuloides
  • rate of spread
  • season of fire
  • statistical analysis
  • weather observations
  • wildfires
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FRAMES Record Number: 38504
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13110
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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Two wildfires in Ontario in 1971 are analyzed with respect to fire weather, fuel conditions and fire behavior, including rate of spread, fuel consumption and fire intensity. No attempt is made to assess suppression techniques or to discuss fire control costs.

Walker, J. D., and B. J. Stocks. 1972. Analysis of two 1971 wildfires in Ontario: Thackeray and Whistle Lake. Information Report 0-X-166. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Great Lakes Forest Research Centre, Canadian Forestry Service, Department of the Environment.