CheeLinks       All Topics       The World             Next       Previous       Expand Subtopics

Chaparral is More Prone to Serious Fire than Tall Trees

the Rocky Fire was based on chaparral brush      web

doc-titleNorthern California fire explodes; 24 homes lost, thousands threatened
authorJoel Rubin
publicationLos Angeles Times
quote"They’ve got chaparral that is over 6 feet tall," [Brad Alexander, chief spokesman for the governor’s emergency services office] said. "When you have vegetation that big and dense in an area like that it is going to cause flames to race up and down canyon walls and hillsides."
sourceLos Angeles Times article on the 2015 Rocky Fire in Northern California

To visit the web page, click the title or the word "web" or the URL.