Gill, A Malcom; Allan, Grant
'Large' fires may be declared so because of their absolute or relative area. Huge fires with areas of more than 106 ha (104 km2) have occurred across a wide spectrum of Australian environments and are known on other continents. Such large fires are rare whereas fires with much smaller areas are common. Large fires are initiated by single or multiple ignitions and become large because of some combination of: rapid rates of spread; long 'life'; merging, and failure of initial suppression...[Show more]
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