SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo., 7 August 2020
The 1-5 wildfire ranking scale helps firefighters and the public to understand the severity of a fire and the resources it may require to be appropriately managed or suppressed. Different values at risk, including human life, infrastructure, watersheds more help determine the level of response to any given wildfire, and the tactics used from ignition to the end of the event. Quite a bit of technology, communication, planning and skill goes into wildfire response.
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