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by Jeremy
on October 7, 2021 at 8:39 AM
What is the explanation for why denser tree cover leads to an increased risk of building ignition? Is it simply that the trees produce combustible litter?  
 
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by D N Kinsey
on December 6, 2021 at 6:43 AM
Interesting conclusions. There are some other critical aspects. Many residents also talked about the explosions caused by gas lines and propane tanks. These erupted and threw flames along with beds of pine needles (not so much leaves), vehicles that exploded in fire and add in extreme wind blowing that day.
by Sion
on January 22, 2023 at 1:14 PM
To answer Jeremy’s comment if he will ever see this. The key I believe is plant/tree identification and where to plant as the article mentioned tree to structure distances. Certain trees are somewhat resistant to wildfire (think trees that contain high amounts of moisture) but on the flip side, some trees increase embers because as the wildfire travels up the tree or approach with speed and burns canopy leafs/flower/fruit differently and help embers travel further. I’ve seen tops of trees burn off like if would burn Pom poms or steel wool.
 
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