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Wildfire ContainmentEdit

The quantitative measurement "percent contained" is frequently used in the media to characterize the state of progress in firefighting a wildfire in the United States. However, it is difficult to find a precise definition. Do you think it would be appropriate to add a section to this article or as an independent article a definition of the quantitative measurement of wildfire containment (e.g., as "Wildfire Containment Percentage" or "Quantifying Wildfire Containment")?

I would have thought that an obvious part of any definition is that wildfire that is contained is no longer wildfire. So surely what should be reported is the size of what is still wildfire. HiLo48 (talk) 21:58, 23 September 2014 (UTC)


I'm not entirely certain this article, in its present state, is worthy of GA-status. It has a lot of the information to be, but its organization and some of the writing needs to be mopped up. Are there any editors currently watching this article who would like to collaborate on a revision project? JackTheVicar (talk) 17:36, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

I discussed the Tools for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Wildfire Regimes in Forests because it hadn't mentioned them before in the article. I listed some of the tools that are used. Link: Marykatherineloos (talk) Marykatherineloos
I discussed the Effects of wildfire disaster exposure on male birth weight in an Australian population because it hadn't been mentioned before. I mentioned how male Australian babies born after high-stress wildfire disasters have a higher average birth weight. Link: Marykatherineloos (talk) Marykatherineloos

This sentence was plagiarized with no citation: "Other names such as brush fire, bush fire, forest fire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, and veldfire may be used to describe the same phenomenon depending on the type of vegetation being burned, and the regional variant of English being used." I cited the sentence, and then additionally edited it. Link: Marykatherineloos (talk) Marykatherineloos

This sentence was plagiarized with no citation: "Buildings may become involved if a wildfire spreads to adjacent communities. While the causes of wildfires vary and the outcomes are always unique, all wildfires can be characterized in terms of their physical properties, their fuel type, and the effect that weather has on the fire." I cited the sentence, and then additionally edited it. Link: Marykatherineloos (talk) Marykatherineloos

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to do- synthesize risk to human health, health risk, epidemiology sectionsEdit

synthesize Wildfire risk to human health, health risk, epidemiology sections they are repetitive. DerekELee (talk) 16:24, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

to do -tighten up suppression sectionEdit

The suppression section of Wildfire is rather long and redundant given there is an entire article on the topic. I propose it be shortened and tightened. DerekELee (talk) 16:34, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

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