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CROWN FIRE [1 record]

Record 1 2008-09-05


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

Crown fires spread from treetop to treetop more or less independently of surface fires.


Crown fires develop from surface fires where the type, volume and vertical arrangement of fuels will carry the fire and gases from the surface into the crown fuel layer.


  • Incendies de végétation

Les feux de cimes sont localisés dans le faîte des arbres où ils brûlent les feuilles, les aiguilles et certaines branches. Ils se développent d'une cime à l'autre ou encore, à partir de la surface du parterre forestier si l'agencement des combustibles le permet.


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