What is a burnout fire?

Burn Out: Setting fire inside a control line to widen it or consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line.

What is the difference between burning out and backfiring?

The difference is the intent and the complexity of the burning operation. With burnout operations, the planning process is usually fairly rapid with immediate implementation. The complexity of backfire operations requires more thorough planning and implementation. It often is delayed until conditions warrant.

What is slop over fire?

In wildfire terminology a slop-over is a fire edge that crosses a control line or natural barrier intended to confine the fire. In comparison, a spot fire is a small fire that is ahead of the main fire. Often caused by hot embers being carried to a receptive fuel bed. Spotting indicates extreme fire conditions.

What are daily wind shifts called?

(Blank), winds are a by-product of the daily heating and cooling of the earth’s surface referred to as the diurnal cycle. Local Winds. How does hilly terrain cause various changes in local winds? As the terrain such as a mountain or hill rises, the heat will create an up-slope local wind.

What is another name for fire?

synonyms for fire

  • blaze.
  • bonfire.
  • heat.
  • inferno.
  • campfire.
  • charring.
  • coals.
  • combustion.

What happens when two fires meet?

In the worst case, merging fires can feed off each other’s energy and burn hotter and send flames shooting higher into the trees where they spit out more embers and create more spot fires, causing the new larger blaze to gobble up ground even faster.

What is the start of a fire called?

kindling Add to list Share. The small pieces of wood you use to start a fire are called kindling. When you go camping, you can gather kindling, little twigs and branches, to use in a campfire. Kindling helps a fire get going because it’s small and dry, easily flammable.

What is boil over fire?

Boilover is a phenomenon during burning of certain oils in an open-top tank when, after a long period of quiescent burning, there is a sudden increase in fire intensity associated with expulsion of burning oil from the tank.

Why do fires burn faster uphill?

One of the first things wildland firefighters learn is that fires burn much faster uphill. It’s simple physics: heat rises, so the heat from the fire warms and dries out the upslope fuels fastest.