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Title

External sprinkler systems and defensible space: lessons learned from the Ham Lake Fire and the Gunflint Trail
Document Type: Report
Author(s): J. F. Johnson ; T. Downing ; K. C. Nelson
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
air temperature; fire case histories; fire damage (property); fire damage protection; fire equipment; fire intensity; fire management; fire size; fire suppression; firebreaks; Firewise; flame length; forest management; fuel moisture; GIS; lakes; Minnesota; recreation related fires; season of fire; suppression; wildfires; wind
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Record Last Modified: July 24, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 48771
Tall Timbers Record Number: 24982
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the Executive Summary (p.iii) ... 'This report documents the lessons learned about sprinkler systems during the Ham Lake Fire and the reflections of those who were involved and continue to be involved with wildfire preparedness and suppression efforts along the Gunflint Trail. In fall 2007, we spoke with firefighters, homeowners, sprinkler system installers, and decision makers who all contributed to the following findings and recommendations for homeowners. In addition, we used aerial photos taken before the Ham Lake Fire to assess defensible space for the Seagull Lake homes in the burn area.'

Citation:
Johnson, J. F., T. Downing, and K. C. Nelson. 2008. External sprinkler systems and defensible space: lessons learned from the Ham Lake Fire and the Gunflint Trail.