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Fire Terminology

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Any fire that threatens to destroy life, property or natural resources, and either is not burning within the confines of firebreaks, or is burning with such intensity that it cannot be readily extinguished with ordinary tools commonly available.


Small trees (seedlings, saplings, pole-sized) growing under a canopy of large, more or less mature trees.


Operational unit of the CAL FIRE. There are 21 within the State.


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