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FireWatch. East Texas Piney Woods. Eric Putman. O verview. 3 sensors 15 mile range rings – 1736 square miles. Installation: Fire Towers. Woodville Kirby Siecke

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firewatch

FireWatch

East Texas Piney Woods

Eric Putman

o verview
Overview
  • 3 sensors
  • 15 mile range rings – 1736 square miles
installation fire towers
Installation: Fire Towers

Woodville Kirby Siecke

T-1 connection Radio connection 3G cellular network connection

land cover
Land Cover
  • Predominant vegetation: Pine Forest, Deciduous Forest, Pasture, Grassland
pine plantations

Pine Plantation (Established)

Pine Regeneration

Pine/Deciduous Regeneration

Pine Plantations
  • Commercial value
  • Fuel sources
topography

Elevation (feet)

Value

High : 501.96

Low : 3.28

Topography
  • Predominately flat/rolling elevation change
  • Neches river basins/ riparian zone- areas of most elevation change
sensor location selection
Sensor Location Selection
  • High wildfire ignition density
  • Arson
sensor location selection1

Surface Fire

Canopy Fire

Sensor Location Selection
  • High occurrence of crown fires
test burns
Test Burns

*Size at time of detection

Test burns conducted on TIMO lands

3 test burns completed

test burn 1
Test Burn 1
  • Kirby- 5.58 miles
  • 8 min. elapsed detection, 0.20 acres
test burn 2
Test Burn 2
  • Kirby- 5.68 miles
  • 2 min. elapsed detection, 0.05 acres
test burn 21
Test Burn 2
  • Woodville- 5.68 miles
  • 4 min. elapsed detection, 0.05 acres
test burn 3
Test Burn 3
  • Kirby- 11.0 miles
  • 5 min. elapsed detection, 0.15 acres
test burn 31
Test Burn 3
  • Woodville- 18.59 miles
  • 7 min. elapsed detection, 0.15 acres
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