bushfire injury

bushfire injury

injuries sustained by animals in bushfires have special characteristics compared with fires in buildings. Depending on the nature of the material which burns, there may be injuries chiefly of the feet, limbs and underline, for example in a grass fire or in a hardwood forest fire where litter on the forest floor is the prime source of flame. Alternatively, there may be burning of the entire body in a softwood forest fire. For similar reasons there may be very few survivors or many survivors with either superficial or severe injuries. Called also forest fire injury.