Fire Retardant Chemicals--An Aid in Slash Disposal
Abstract:In tests of fire-retardant chemicals as an aid in controlling Douglas-fir slash fires, one-third as many spot fires started in retardant-treated areas as in untreated areas. Rate of fire spread in lightly treated areas inside the slash blocks was one-tenth that in adjacent areas. Chemical application cost from $3 to slightly more than $4 per acre of slash burned. This cost may be offset by manpower savings due to safer, more manageable burns.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forester, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Berkeley, Calif.
Publication date: 1966-02-01
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