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Building firelines with liquid explosive ... some preliminary resultsAuthor(s): John D. Dell; Franklin R. Ward
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-200. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionBuilding firelines in logging slash or dense brush can be costly and hazardous. A new liquid explosive was tested in these and other forest fuel types, It proved effective in brush, understory vegetation, and light-medium slash, but was not effective in deep, heavy slash. Fireline construction by this technique shows promise, but will require more testing and engineering before it is ready for operational use.
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CitationDell, John D.; Ward, Franklin R. 1970. Building firelines with liquid explosive ... some preliminary results. Res. Note PSW-RN-200. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Keywordsfueline construction, slash, explosives, Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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