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Fire crowning out. Photo by Allene Dana.
© Photo by Allene Dana
Fire crowning out

The intense heat causes trees to super pre-heat, then explode as the fire spreads to the crowns of the trees. The fire can move very quickly from tree top to tree top this way, and is difficult to stop with retardant or ground firelines. Photo by Allene Dana.

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