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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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