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I arrived at Los Alamos on May 14, 2000 to conduct an examination of the home destruction associated with the Cerro Grande Fire. My examination occurred between the afternoon of 5/14 and late afternoon on 5/16. I had contact with the southern command post incident management team, the Los Alamos…
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Keywords: home destruction, Los Alamos, Cerro Grande Fire, high ignitability
Source: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, Montana.
Year: 2000
The Hayman Fire report on home destruction examines the following four questions: 1. How many homes were destroyed out of the total number of homes within the Hayman Fire perimeter? 2. What was the relative wildland fire intensity associated with the destroyed homes? 3. What was the categorical…
Author(s): Jack Cohen, Rick Stratton
Keywords: Hayman Fire, wildfire, fuel treatments, home destruction, residential areas
Source: In: Graham, Russell T., Technical Editor. Hayman Fire Case Study. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 263-292
Year: 2003
The Grass Valley Fire started October 22, 2007 at approximately 0508, one-mile west of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. Fuel and weather conditions were extreme due to drought, dry Santa Ana winds, and chaparral and conifer vegetation on steep terrain. The fire proceeded south…
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen, Richard D. Stratton
Keywords: home destruction, firebrands, Grass Valley Fire, Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino Mountains, drought, Santa Ana winds
Source: Tech. Paper R5-TP-026b. Vallejo, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5). 26 p.
Year: 2008
I examined the home destruction in Summerhaven associated with the 2003 Aspen Fire on July 31 and August 1. My examination was prompted by questions regarding the wildfire behavior related to home destruction and specifically whether homes could have survived the wildfire in the Summerhaven area.…
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Keywords: home destruction, wildland fire behavior, high intensity fire spread, surface fire, high intensity crown fire
Source: Paper on file. Missoula, MT. U.S. Department of Agriculture; Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. 6 p.
Year: 2003