Studying the rate of spread of crown forest fires
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): V. Fedrunov
Publication Year: 1952

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • Asia
  • Calluna
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • conifers
  • crown fires
  • deciduous forests
  • Erica
  • fire danger rating
  • fire equipment
  • fire intensity
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • needles
  • Ontario
  • Ottawa
  • pine forests
  • population density
  • rate of spread
  • roads
  • Russia
  • shrubs
  • trees
  • understory vegetation
  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea
  • wilderness areas
  • wildfires
  • wood chemistry
  • International
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39115
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13747
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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From the text:'When a network of fire breaks is planned (in order to create barriers to crown fires), they should be laid out through the sectors of a stand that have a low density, since observations have shown that the rate of movement of a crown fire is considerably less when it emerges towards a break in low-density stands. A fire break made in a stand of trees as a means of controlling a moving fire, must pass through areas where the density is less. In coniferous stands, however, a fire break even 10 to 12 meters wide does not represent a serious obstacle to crown fires... Specifically, cases have been observed in which crown fires have been stopped by sections of deciduous species located in the middle of a tract of conifers, while a road about 15 meters wide could not stop such a-fire.'

Fedrunov, V. 1952. Studying the rate of spread of crown forest fires. Lesnoe Khoziaistvo, v. 5, no. 4, p. 66-67.