Source: Savary Island Community Wildfire Protection Plan (Blackwell and Assoc, 2009)
The above image shows potential fire behaviour on the island based on the geographical distribution of natural fuel.
According to the Savary Island Community Wildfire Protection Plan: "In general C2 (dense pole sapling stands) and C4 (pole sapling to young forests) fuel types exhibit the most extreme fire behaviour, followed by O1b (Scotch broom)….
The other designations (in decreasing order of flammability) are:
S3: Slash (high)
C3: Young to mature forest (high)
C5: Mature and old forest ("if fire is wind driven then there is a moderate potential for active crown fire.")
M2: Pole sapling, young forest, mature and old forest ("Moderate; however, if fire is wind driven then there is a high potential for extreme fire behaviour and active crown fire.")
C7: Young forest to mature forest ("if fire is wind driven then there is a moderate potential for active crown fire.")
D1: Pole sapling to mature forest (low chance of burning)
01a: Shrub/Herb (low)
1. A much more complete description of each fuel type is provided in the Protection Plan's Appendix 1 (starting on page 66 of the PDF).
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