RMRS-RP-9
Research Paper RMRS-RP-9
Fire Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, Colorado


Fire Behavior Discussion

Figure 38 -- Projected fire location on afternoon of July 6, 1994, based on fire perimeter maps from previous days. The fire spread distances were estimated measuring the distance down the slope on a line running from a point midway between the ignition point and H-1 to a point in the bottom of the West Drainage just to the south of the Double Draws. A least squares linear approximation was then fitted to the data after July 3; this is represented by the heavy shaded line. All distances are increased by 14 percent (assumes 55 percent slope) to account for the actual distance down the slope. The burned area data are included in the table shown in the figure. Dates and some critical times are also shown on the horizontal axis to assist the reader in relating fire growth to the chronology.

Figure 38

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Title: Fire Behavior Discussion: Figure 38: RMRS-RP-9 - Fire Behavior Associated with the 1994 South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain, Colorado
Publish Date: February 5, 1999
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December 22, 2005

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