Fire Pattern Indicator, Foliage Freeze

  • Small branches, needles, and leaves swept into a position by the wind and fixed by desiccation indicating the wind direction at the time of fire passage. One of the 11 NWCG categories of fire pattern indicators. Source: Guide to Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination, PMS 412.
    • Definition Extension: Desiccation is the act of drying or becoming dry. 
Glossary Tag: