A Snapshot of Fire Activity Prior to Fire Suppression: Research Brief

Minnich, R.A. 1987.  Fire behavior in southern California chaparral before fire control: the Mount Wilson burns at the turn of the century. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 77:599-618. 

This 1987 paper by Richard Minnich summarizes   newspaper  accounts for  selected  fires  between   1868  and  1900  in  the  San  Gabriel  Mountains  of   southern California, and  describes  in  detail  the   behavior  of  three  summer  fires  in  1896,  1898  and   1900 on  Mt.  Wilson.
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