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FEU DISSEMINE [1 record]

Record 1 2000-02-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Brush, Prairie and Forest Fires
DEF

A fire carried ahead of a forest fire by windborne burning material.

CONT

Jump fires occur in advance of the main fire and are started by burning sparks or embers carried from the main fire by air currents.

CONT

Flying brands. - These may initiate secondary fire at substantial distances from the primary fire, e.g., 0.5 km. It is unlikely, however, that exterior claddings (other than cedar shingles and shakes) or roofing materials will be directly ignited even by large brands. So far as the exposed building is concerned, the hazard is associated more with extraneous kindling materials, such as birds' nests, and with half-enclosed regions likely to favour ignition, e.g., wood siding behind a wooden shutter.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Feux et explosions
  • Incendies de végétation
DEF

Feu qui prend naissance à l'extérieur des limites du site principal d'un incendie grâce à des tisons ou des étincelles emportés par le vent.

Key term(s)
  • foyer disséminé
  • incendie disséminé

Spanish

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