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Type: Report
Author(s): Josephine A. Fites-Kaufman; Michael Campbell; Alicia L. Reiner; Todd Decker; Carol M. Ewell; Gail Bakker
Publication Date: 2007

This report contains the results of the assessment of fire behavior in relation to fuels, weather and topography, and fire effects to resources in relation to fire behavior on the 2007 Wheeler Fire of the Antelope Complex. Our first objective was to quantify fire behavior in relation to fuels and weather for a variety of fuel conditions, especially through areas treated for fuel hazard reduction. Our second objective was to conduct a rapid assessment of fire behavior across the fire in relation to the time of day, suppression activities, fuel treatments and vegetation conditions. Two different approaches were used. For the first objective we gathered detailed, quantitative data on pre-fire fuels, fire behavior and post-fire conditions. For the second objective, we conducted a rapid, on the ground survey, of immediate post-fire evidence of fire behavior (i.e. scorch, crown consumption, needle freeze) and interviewed firefighters present.

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Citation: Fites-Kaufman, Jo Ann et al. 2007. Antelope Complex, Fire Behavior Assessment Report. USDA Forest Service Fire Behavior Assessment Team. 30p.

Cataloging Information

  • 2007 Antelope Complex
  • California
  • Plumas County
  • Plumas National Forest
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FRAMES Record Number: 65651