Fire Research Bulletin 197
The Fire Research Bulletin 197 series comprises wildfire and rural fire case studies and flammability studies from the 1990's.
Information about the flammability of selected New Zealand native species was collated. 42 species were ranked and classified on the basis of flammability characteristics.[1.7 MB] (pdf).
This paper provides an overview on the fundamental characteristics associated with the behaviour of free-burning fires as it influences fire control operations.[1.2 MB] (pdf).
Fire behaviour and firefighter safety implications associated with the Bucklands Crossing Fire burnover of 24 March 1998Pearce, H.G., Hamilton, R.W. and Millman, R.I.
On March 24, 1998, a crew of eight rural firefighters were burned over while attempting to suppress a backburning sector of the Bucklands Crossing Fire near Waikouaiti in North Otago.[3.1 MB] (pdf).
In February 1996 the Berwick fire near Dunedin burned 181 ha of plantation forest and scrub.[9.2 MB] (pdf).
The behaviour of an extreme wildfire in burning grassland near Tikokino was recorded. During the major fire run the fire progressed at near 14000 miles per hour.[10.3 MB] (pdf).
Two Rural/Urban Interface fires in the Wellington suburb of Karori: assessment of associated burning conditions and fire control strategiesFogarty, L.G.
The behaviour of two extreme wildfires burning in gorse near Wellington in February and March 1994 were recorded.[9.5 MB] (pdf).
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