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This subtopic focuses on a detailed examination of specific fires that exhibited extreme fire behavior. It usually contains notable examples of lessons learned after the fire.

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Webinars/Videos

Research Briefs

Management/Planning Documents

1985 Fire Review of the 1985 Log Tom Fire Complex (Butte Fire)
Jerry Monesmith, Dick Flannelly, Bert Strom, Jim Lawrence

Syntheses

2011 Review of fuel treatment effectiveness in forests and rangelands and a case study from the 2007 megafires in central, Idaho, USA
Andrew T. Hudak, Ian Rickert, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand, Sarah A. Lewis, Peter R. Robichaud, Chad M. Hoffman, Zachary A. Holden

Publications/Reports

2018 The Cooney Ridge Fire Experiment: An Early Operation to Relate Pre-, Active, and Post-Fire Field and Remotely Sensed Measurements
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrew T. Hudak, Patrick H. Freeborn, Sarah A. Lewis, Sharon M. Hood, Helen Y. Smith, Colin C. Hardy, Robert J. Kremens, Bret W. Butler, Casey Teske, Robert G. Tissell, Lloyd P. Queen, Bryce L. Nordgren, Benjamin C. Bright, Penelope Morgan, Philip J. Riggan, Lee Macholz, Leigh B. Lentile, Jim Riddering, Edward E. Mathews
2018 Deconstructing the King Megafire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Janice L. Coen, E. Natasha Stavros, Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman
2018 Fire Control and the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex Fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hutch Brown
2018 Effects of fuels management on fire intensity, rate of spread, severity, and resultant forest structure within the 2013 Rim Fire landscape - Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program
Technical Report or White Paper
Brandon M. Collins, Jamie M. Lydersen, Van R. Kane, Nicholas A. Povak, Matthew L. Brooks, Douglas F. Smith
2017 Evidence of fuels management and fire weather influencing fire severity in an extreme fire event
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jamie M. Lydersen, Brandon M. Collins, Matthew L. Brooks, John R. Matchett, Kristen L. Shive, Nicholas A. Povak, Van R. Kane, Douglas F. Smith
2016 Quantifying the influence of previously burned areas on suppression effectiveness and avoided exposure: a case study of the Las Conchas Fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew P. Thompson, Patrick H. Freeborn, Jon D. Rieck, David E. Calkin, Julie W. Gilbertson-Day, Mark A. Cochrane, Michael S. Hand
2013 Quantifying the potential impacts of fuel treatments on wildfire suppression costs
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew P. Thompson, Nicole M. Vaillant, Jessica R. Haas, Krista M. Gebert, Keith Stockmann
2013 Fire weather case study - Mann Gulch Fire, Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul A. Werth
2013 Modelling conditional burn probability patterns for large wildland fires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pamela S. Ziesler, Douglas B. Rideout, Robin Reich
2013 Fire behaviour case study of two early winter grass fires in southern Alberta, 27 November 2011
Technical Report or White Paper
Martin E. Alexander, Mark J. Heathcott, Randall L. Schwanke
2012 Fourmile Canyon Fire Findings
Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham, Mark A. Finney, Charles W. McHugh, Jack D. Cohen, David E. Calkin, Richard D. Stratton, Ned Nikolov
2011 How fuel treatments saved homes from the 2011 Wallow fire
Technical Report or White Paper
Pam Bostwick, James P. Menakis, Tim Sexton
2011 Review of fuel treatment effectiveness in forests and rangelands and a case study from the 2007 megafires in central, Idaho, USA
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Andrew T. Hudak, Ian Rickert, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand, Sarah A. Lewis, Peter R. Robichaud, Chad M. Hoffman, Zachary A. Holden
2010 In-situ characterization of wildland fire behavior
Conference Proceedings
Bret W. Butler, Daniel M. Jimenez, Jason M. Forthofer, Paul Sopko, Kyle S. Shannon, James J. Reardon
2010 How big was Dodge's escape fire?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Martin E. Alexander
2009 The 1988 fires of Yellowstone and beyond as a wildland fire behavior case study
Technical Report or White Paper
Martin E. Alexander
2009 An analysis of Dodge's escape fire on the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire in terms of a survival zone for wildland firefighters
Conference Proceedings
Martin E. Alexander, Mark Y. Ackerman, Gregory J. Baxter
2009 January 31st 2009 off-season grassland wildfire
Technical Report or White Paper
Robert W. Hoenisch
2007 An assessment of fuel treatments on three large 2007 Pacific Northwest fires
Technical Report or White Paper
Steve Harbert, Andrew T. Hudak, Laura Mayer, T. D. Rich, Sarah Robertson
2007 A fuel treatment reduces fire severity and increases suppression efficiency in a mixed conifer forest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jason J. Moghaddas, Larry Craggs
2004 'Brewer fire mystery' discussion
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen A. Eckert, Martin E. Alexander
2003 Assessing the value of increased model resolution in forecasting fire danger
Conference Proceedings
Jeanne L. Hoadley, Miriam L. Rorig, Kenneth Westrick, Larry S. Bradshaw, Sue A. Ferguson, Scott L. Goodrick, Paul A. Werth
2003 Wildland fire behavior case studies and analysis: part 2
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
2000 The Mann Gulch Fire and the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
Conference Proceedings
Martin E. Alexander
1997 Wildfire case study: Butte City Fire, southeastern Idaho, July 1, 1994
Technical Report or White Paper
Bret W. Butler, Timothy D. Reynolds
1994 Fire growth maps for the 1988 Greater Yellowstone Area fires
Technical Report or White Paper
Richard C. Rothermel, Roberta A. Hartford, Carolyn H. Chase
1993 The evaluation of Idaho wildfire growth using the Haines Index
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul A. Werth, Richard Ochoa
1992 Fuel moisture, forest type, and lightning-caused fire in Yellowstone National Park
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Roy A. Renkin, Don G. Despain
1991 Predicting behavior of the 1988 Yellowstone fires: projections versus reality
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Richard C. Rothermel
1991 The 1985 Butte fire in central Idaho: a Canadian perspective on the associated burning conditions
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Martin E. Alexander
1991 The 1985 Butte fire in central Idaho: a Canadian perspective on the associated burning conditions
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Martin E. Alexander
1985 Behavior of the life-threatening Butte Fire: August 27-29, 1985
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Richard C. Rothermel, Robert W. Mutch
1984 Modeling behavior of prescribed fires in Yosemite National Park
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Stephen J. Botti
1975 Broadcast burning in larch-fir clearcuts: the Miller Creek-Newman Ridge study
Technical Report or White Paper
William R. Beaufait, Charles E. Hardy, William C. Fischer
1973 Meteorological factors in the Sundance Fire run
Technical Report or White Paper
Arnold I. Finklin
1968 Sundance Fire: an analysis of fire phenomena
Technical Report or White Paper
Hal E. Anderson
1937 Death in Blackwater Canyon
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Erle Kauffman
1932 Meteorological conditions affecting the Freeman Lake (Idaho) Fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
George M. Jemison
1927 Meteorological factors in the Quartz Creek forest fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Harry T. Gisborne