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Title: Inaja Fire - 1956, Pine Hills Fire - 1967...similar, yet different

Author: Schroeder, Mark J.; Taylor, Bernadine B.

Date: 1968

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-183. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-183

Description: Two fires burned in the same area in southern California under nearly similar weather conditions, 11 years apart. Yet the Inaja fire of 1956 was much more disastrous than the Pine Hills fire of 1967. The earlier fire claimed 11 lives, and covered an area five times larger than the 1967 fire. Differences in fuels, topography, fire behavior, fire-control action, and severity and duration of Santa Ana conditions help explain the differences in the size of the two fires.

Keywords: Inaja fire, Pine Hills fire, fire behavior, fire control, Santa Ana winds, comparative fire histories

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Schroeder, Mark J.; Taylor, Bernadine B.  1968.  Inaja Fire - 1956, Pine Hills Fire - 1967...similar, yet different.   Res. Note PSW-RN-183. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.

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