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Rights: University of Waikato
Published 3 November 2009
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STUART ANDERSON

Fuel loads are really important in understanding the fire potential or how a fire is going to burn, how hot it’s going to burn. When we talk of fuel loads we are talking about the amount of vegetation that is there and is available to burn. It has a major impact in terms of the intensity of the fire, and that is important because that determines how difficult that fire is going to be to control or potentially how dangerous it could be as well.