Fire Pattern Indicator, Curling

  • Green leaves and succulents, uncured vegetation which bends and curls inwards towards the heat source due to desiccation.  One of the 11 NWCG categories of fire pattern indicator. Source: Guide to Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination, PMS 412.
    • Definition Extension:  Typically found on vegetation that is lower to the ground in areas of lower intensity burning.
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