Wind-driven fire

n. A wildland fire in which the power of the wind exceeds the power of the fire.

 

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A wind-driven fire is characterized by an elongated shape and predictable downwind spread direction. Even a wind-driven fire can produce a strong convection column that creates a pyrocumulous cloud. The power of the wind is related to its speed; the power of the fire is related to its intensity.