Canadian Forest Service Publications

Fuel consumption by a prescribed burn in spruce-fir logging slash in Alberta. 1969. Kiil, A.D. Forestry Chronicle 45(2): 1-3.

Year: 1969

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 30161

Language: English

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Abstract

One 20-acre spruce-fir slash block was burned at moderate fire hazard. Weather, fuel-sampling, ignition pattern and fire effects are reported. The burn effectively reduced the slash-fuel-loading to a level where the spread of wildfire through the residual fuels is unlikely and cleared the site for planting by eliminating much of the physical barrier of fine-fuel concentrations. The burn did not, however, eliminate the possibility of a slow spread of wildfire through the remaining humus.