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Title: Fire weather and fire behavior in the 1966 loop fire

Author: Countryman, C.M.; Fosberg, M.A.; Rothermel, R.C.; Schroeder, M.J.;

Date: 1968

Source: Fire Technology. 4(2): 126-141

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Southern California regularly experiences a wind condition known as the Santa Ana winds. This paper describes the phenomenon and the effects it had on fire behavior during the 1966 Loop Fire in the Angeles National Forest, which claimed the lives of 12 fire fighters.

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Countryman, C.M.; Fosberg, M.A.; Rothermel, R.C.; Schroeder, M.J. 1968. Fire weather and fire behavior in the 1966 loop fire. Fire Technology. 4(2): 126-141


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