Fire

Fire is a combination of heat, light, and flames produced by burning. There are many causes of forest fires. They are started by lightning, as well as careless people. Controlled burns are used to remove forest undergrowth and prevent the spread of fires.

Go to 42explore: Fire for more information.

Movies

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Setting Controlled Fire
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/setfire.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): A controlled fire at Cedar Breaks National Monument in November 2003.

Fire Closeup
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/fire.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): A controlled fire at Cedar Breaks National Monument in November 2003.

Fire
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/fire2.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): A controlled fire at Cedar Breaks National Monument in November 2003.

Smoke on Mountain
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/redrockfire.mov
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): Smoke from a large fire near Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Fall 2003.

Photographs

Cedar Breaks Controlled Burn
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/cedarbreaksfire.jpg
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/cedarbreaksfire2.jpg
A controlled fire at Cedar Breaks National Monument in November 2003.

Fire Recovery in Idaho
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/idahofire.jpg
Northern Idaho years after a fire taken Summer 2001.

Fire Recovery in Colorado
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/coloradofire.jpg
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/coloradofire2.jpg
Northeast of Rocky Mountain National Park years after a fire taken Summer 2002.

Fire in Utah
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/moabfire.jpg
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/moabfire3.jpg
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/moabfire4.jpg
Fire near Arches National Park in Moab, Utah taken 2002.

Los Alamos Fire
http://tipt3.utoledo.edu/starters/fire/newmexico.jpg
Famous Los Alamos fire viewed from south of Santa Fe.


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Created 2/04.