Fires

Some articles on fire, fires:

Santiago Canyon Fire Of 1889 - Size
... the Service I have never seen a forest or brush fire to equal it." Since his career included the 1932 Matilija Fire, which was over 220,000 acres (~89,000 ha), we can infer it was much larger than 200,000 acres (810 ... One of the first reports of the fire was delivered by telegraph ... Mountain Fires! Fires Near Santa Ana ...
Confederate Army Of Manhattan
... around 845pm, the group attempted to simultaneously start fires in 19 hotels, a theater, and P.T ... was to overwhelm the city's firefighting resources by distributing the fires around the city ... Most of the fires either failed to start or were contained quickly ...
Crime In Detroit, Michigan - Reduction
... The effort reduced arson while there were 810 fires set in 1984, this was reduced to 742 in 1996 ... In recent years, fires on this three-night period have dropped even further ... In 2009, the Detroit Fire Department reported 119 fires over this period, of which 91 were classified as suspected arsons ...
Chimney Fire
... A chimney fire is the combustion (burning) of residue deposits referred to as creosote, on the inner surfaces of chimney tiles, flue liners, stove pipes, etc ... to the concentrated level of volatile material now present, these fires tend to burn very hot ... Causes of the deposits which lead to chimney fires include using green/wet fuels, the operation of appliances with insufficient air intake, and low ...
Backburner - History
... Pre-agricultural societies used fire to regulate both plant and animal life ... Fire history studies have documented periodic wildland fires ignited by indigenous peoples in North America and Australia ... Fires, both naturally caused and prescribed, were once part of natural landscapes in many areas ...

Famous quotes containing the word fires:

    Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
    When the last fires will wave to me
    William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)

    It is an evil world. The fires of hatred and violence burn fiercely. Evil is powerful, the devil covers a darkened earth with his black wings. And soon the end of the world is expected. But mankind does not repent, the church struggles, and the preachers and poets warn and lament in vain.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    When the villagers were lighting their fires beyond the horizon, I too gave notice to the various wild inhabitants of Walden vale, by a smoky streamer from my chimney, that I was awake.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)