The Caroline Forest Fire, 2nd February 1979
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. J. Geddes; E. R. Pfieffer
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

  • Australia
  • crowns
  • eucalyptus
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • flame length
  • fuel types
  • grasslands
  • native species (plants)
  • photography
  • pine forests
  • Pinus radiata
  • plantations
  • sclerophyll forests
  • spot fires
  • Victoria
  • water
  • International
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39120
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13752
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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This fire is to date the largest pine plantation fire in Australia, and has provided us with informatin on fire behavior and suppression tactics. It showed that under conditions of extreme fire danger, it is not possible to halt the forward progress of a large pine plantation fire but the spread of such fires can be controlled by a direct flank attact with water.

Geddes, D. J., and E. R. Pfieffer. 1981. The Caroline Forest Fire, 2nd February 1979. Bulletin No. 26. Canberra, Woods and Forest Department, South Australia.