On the Flight Paths of Metal Particles and Embers Generated by Power Lines in High Winds—a Potential Source of Wildland Fires

Abstract

In dry grasslands, dangerous wildfires are of particular concern during hot, dry seasons in regions encountering high winds. It is possible that such winds can cause power cables to come close enough together to arc or collide with trees, and produce metal sparks or burning embers which can be carried by the wind and land in adjacent areas of dry vegetation… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tse1998OnTF, title={On the Flight Paths of Metal Particles and Embers Generated by Power Lines in High Winds—a Potential Source of Wildland Fires}, author={Stephen D. Tse and Carlos Fernandez-Pello}, year={1998} }