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Embers from Any Burning Matter Can Be Carried a Long Distance
wildfire expert David Maloney on the East Bay tree cut

embers can be carried a long distance from any tree      web

doc-titleLetter to EBRPD on their Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Plan
authorDavid Maloney, former Chief of Fire Prevention at Oakland Army Base
quoteOn page 13-64, Vol. II, of the Fire Protection Handbook is a section dealing with the characteristics of crown fires. None of the various species of Ecualyptus tree is mentioned in this section. Why not? Because any species of living tree that has had the moisture dried out of it by a fire, and then catches fire, can "throw burning embers far out ahead of the main fire."
sourceletter from fire safety professional David Maloney to EBRPD

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