Flaming phase

n. The phase of combustion associated with visible flames.

 

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In the context of wildland fire, the flaming phase of combustion is defined by the emission of energy by the ash and soot particles in the fire plume in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Energy emission in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs only when the particles are above a temperature of 977 F.  Thus the tip of the flame is defined as the location where the particles in the plume have cooled to 977 F or lower.