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Fire Report. Kogelberg / Gordons Bay December 2008. Location. Land Cover. Fire Danger: Vegetation Conditions (Live). Fire Danger: Vegetation Conditions (dry). Roy BA. Fire Danger: Atmospheric Conditions. MODIS Active Fire . Integrated Fire Map. Conclusions.

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Fire report

Fire Report

Kogelberg/Gordons Bay December 2008


Location

Location


Land cover

Land Cover


Fire danger vegetation conditions live

Fire Danger: Vegetation Conditions (Live)


Fire danger vegetation conditions dry

Fire Danger: Vegetation Conditions (dry)

Roy BA


Fire danger atmospheric conditions

Fire Danger: Atmospheric Conditions


Modis active fire

MODIS Active Fire


Integrated fire map

Integrated Fire Map


Conclusions

Conclusions

Pre-fire conditions perfect for an inferno

High rainfall = vegetation build up

No fires for at least 8 years

Terrain great for fires – sparse agriculture surrounded by mountains with shrubland vegetation

Extremely dangerous conditions just before fire

Possible spotting

Fire rushed up side of mountain fuelled by South-Easter

Houses burnt down

Agricultural fields

Vast tract of protected area burnt prematurely

Cape Nature Started fire to eradicate alien timber plantations?


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