This file contains images of the California Chaparral before and after fires. The plants that burn or the parts of the plants that burn help
indicate what particles will be the signature of the fire.
California Chaparral Fire Particles
This file contains the charred plant material from these fires. The burnt clay and fire retardant is the same for this wild fire as it is for
all other wildfires. California chaparral includes geni of Adenostoma (greasewood), Purshia (bitterbrush), Heteromeles (toyon), Cercocarpus
(mountain mahogany), Prunus (cherries), and members of the families Rhamnaceae (buckthorn), Ericaceae (heather), Fagaceae (beech), and
Anacrdiaceae (sumac). Quercus (Shrub live oak) is common on north facing slopes and moister areas. Platanus (arizona sycamore) is also
Redshanks (Adenostoma sparsiflolium) Leaf Ash
Adenostoma sparsifolium Bloom Ash
Adenostoma sparsifolium Bark Ash
Adenostoma sparsifolium Twig Ash
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Camarillo Springs Fire