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    Author(s): Philip J. Riggan; Scott Franklin; James A. Brass
    Date: 1986
    Source: Fremontia. 14(3): 28-30
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    The historic Bel Air fire of 1961 was not unusually large or fast-moving, nor was it a disaster for the native chaparral ecosystem. Yet it was disastrous for residents of the area, a consequence of unrestricted urban development in the chaparral of Southern California. Its costs included human suffering and financial loss from the destruction of 484 of 2,300 homes.

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    Riggan, Philip J.; Franklin, Scott; Brass, James A. 1986. Fire and chaparral management at the chaparral/urban interface. Fremontia. 14(3): 28-30.

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