A look at wildland fires in Mexico
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): D. A. Rodríguez-Trejo
Publication Year: 1999

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • air quality
  • bibliographies
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • deforestation
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • fire danger rating
  • fire frequency
  • fire injuries (humans)
  • fire intensity
  • fire regimes
  • fire suppression
  • fire whirls
  • firefighting personnel
  • forage
  • forest management
  • fuel loading
  • fungi
  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • Hilaria mutica
  • histories
  • human caused fires
  • livestock
  • Mexico
  • pine forests
  • Pinus durangensis
  • Pinus edulis
  • Pinus engelmannii
  • Pinus hartwegii
  • Pinus montezumae
  • Pinus patula
  • Pinus rudis
  • plant diseases
  • Quercus
  • regeneration
  • resprouting
  • roots
  • savannas
  • shrublands
  • slash and burn
  • smoke effects
  • statistical analysis
  • surface fires
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
  • xeric soils
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Record Last Modified: June 5, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 40221
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14967
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:59/3 and Fire File
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From the text...'The worst fire season in Mexican history was in 1998. Drought conditions precipitated by a strong El Niño led to unusual fire activity, including crown fires, fire whirls, and rapid spread rates. A total of 14,302 fires burned 2,099,412 acres (849,632 ha) - 3.6 times the annual average. Even worse, 60 people died fighting fire.... The main causes of wildland fires are agricultural and cattle-raising acitivities with deep historic and socioecnomic roots.'

Online Link(s):
Rodríguez-Trejo, D. A. 1999. A look at wildland fires in Mexico. Fire Management Notes, v. 59, no. 3, p. 15-23.