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    Rights: University of Waikato
    Published 3 November 2009 Referencing Hub media
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    STUART ANDERSON

    The fire environment consists of three parts or three components, and that is the fuel, so the vegetation – and included in that is how dry it is, how much of it is there, the fuel load – and then there is the weather component, which is all those things like relative humidity and rainfall and wind speed and how they influence fire, and then the third component is the topography, which is the likes of  slope and terrain and barriers – things like that.