Burning index

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burning index

A relative number related to the contribution that fire behavior makes to the amount of effort needed to contain a fire of a specified fuel type.

The calculated burning index falls on a scale of 1–100: 1–11 is no fire danger; 12–35 is medium danger; 40–100 is high danger.
See fire-danger meter.

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