Ministry of Forests and Range, Wildfire Management Branch
Glossary of Wildfire Terms
- An open fire that burns piled material no larger than 0.5 m in height and 0.5 m in width and is used by any person for recreational purpose, or by a first nation for a ceremonial purpose. More information
- Category 2 Open Fire
- An open fire, excluding a campfire, that burns piled material no larger than two metres high and three metres wide, or grass over an area less than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size. More information
- Category 3 Open Fire
- An open fire that burns material in piles larger than two metres high and three metres wide, windrows, or grass over an larger than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size. More information
- Danger Tree
- A live or dead tree whose trunk, root system or branches have deteriorated or been damaged to such an extent as to be a potential danger to human safety.
- Fire Rank
- A numerical value used to communicate a summarized assessment of fire behaviour. [Details]
- One hectare is 10,000 square meters (10,000 m2) and equivalent to 2.471 acres. There are 100 hectares in 1 square kilometer.
- Interface Fire
- Interface fires are fires that have the potential to involve buildings and wildland fuels or vegetation simultaneously.
• Frequently Asked Questions regarding interface fires
• What you should know about Interface Fires (195 KB)
- Spot Fire
- A spot fire is one that is less than 0.01 hectares (10 metres by 10 metres).
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