Controlling mature Ashe juniper in Texas with crown fires
More than 80 percent of Montana's lower-elevation, historically fire-adapted forests currently rate high/moderate for crown fire
But also in a sense, no, because it did not stop the running crown fire
But the reality is that most crown fires
lose their intensity when they reach the edge of a community.
The Crown Fire
was the second-largest of three fires that in two weeks scorched more than 35,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County.
Suddenly several trees caught, blazing orange flames shooting up 200 feet - not quite a crown fire
where entire stands suddenly immolate, but worrisome nevertheless.
Through traffic on Aliso Canyon Road between Soledad Canyon Road and Angeles Forest Highway has been blocked since July 2004, when the 11,400-acre Crown Fire
burned across 12 miles of brush-covered hillside from Acton to the Littlerock Reservoir.
Sometimes a rapid crown fire
singes pine cones hut the seeds inside are protected.
This virtually guarantees that any ignition will turn into a hot, lethal crown fire
Aliso Canyon Road is closed to through traffic below the Angeles Forest Highway because the bridge was destroyed in the Crown Fire
And early in 1993, a 15,000-acre prescribed fire on New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest was going fine - until 60-mph winds unexpectedly struck a small stand of pinyon pine and juniper, producing a crown fire
that caught a burning crew off-guard, killing one member (even though the Buchanan fire was later pronounced an ecological success).
In these days of complex biological issues, what we don't need is an intellectual crown fire
to divert our energies.