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Chaparral is More Prone to Serious Fire than Tall Trees

the Rocky Fire was based on chaparral brush      web

webhttp://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-northern-california-fire-explodes-24-homes-lost-thousands-threatened-20150802-story.html
doc-titleNorthern California fire explodes; 24 homes lost, thousands threatened
authorJoel Rubin
publicationLos Angeles Times
date2015-08-02
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

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