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UNDERSTANDING FIRE BEHAVIOR

WHAT IS FIRE?

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WHAT IS FIRE?

While this is obvious. Understanding the three elements of fire triangle will help to show the future possibilities. These elements are heat. Fuel. And oxygen

WHAT IS A WILDFIRE?

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WHAT IS A WILDFIRE?

Wildfire is a fire which is burning strongly and out of control on an area of grass or bushes in the countryside

FIRE PROPAGATION

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FIRE PROPAGATION

The spread of fire fall under complicated dynamic-systems. Fire propagation is changing regarding the wind and other factors.

FIRE DIRECTION

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FIRE DIRECTION – © e-ppr.eu

In the open areas like wheat fields. fire spread can be extremely fast.  Wind and humidity are the main players here. However, the changing wind direction will have even more stronger effect. 

FIRE TOPOGRAPHY

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FIRE TOPOGRAPHY – © P. Jill, M. Judy, G. Neil. 2017. Bushfires

Slope steepness influences fire behavior. Fire moves more quickly upslope than downhill. This is because the flames are closer to fuels on the uphill side, which pre-heats them. (learnline.cdu.edu.au)

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