Scorched Area

Scorched Area

 

a wooded area damaged or destroyed by fire. A distinction is made between scorched areas with destroyed and viable wood and those with dead or windfallen wood. Scorched areas can be centers of massive propagation of pests such as bark beetles and long-horned beetles, which decrease the water-retaining and soil-preserving properties of forests and are dangerous in terms of fires. Under the conditions of the extreme north, Siberia, and the Far East, the storage of wood often becomes impossible in the scorched areas, for they are bogged up and full of windfallen wood. In mountain scorched areas, the soil appears to be washed away. Dry sandy soils are subject to wind erosion in the scorched areas.

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The process cant determine the level of increased risk for a scorched area, such as the Columbia River George.
Luckily it is not thought anyone was hurt in the strike - though a burned-out Taylormade golf ball within the scorched area of land was not so lucky.
The scorched area, top, where the bench in memory of MP Ashok Kumar, left, once |stood is taped off in Stewart Park, above, following the blaze.
And in Daventry Road, Cheylesmore, the only reminder of the violence 24 hours earlier, when police were pelted with petrol bombs and stones as they rescued a man from a burning vehicle, was a scorched area of pavement, which a council workman was cleaning with a jet wash.
There, a light sanding could remove the scorched area, the area treated as you would in finishing a stock--bleaching, fine sanding, feathering, fine sanding, filling, etc.
He said the tally could rise as a survey of the scorched area continued.
On the other end of the scorched area, officials at the Chapin Road command center loaded Gatorade onto a small all-terrain vehicle to send to the firefighters deep in the woods.
Up to 14 detectives are working around the clock examining a scorched area of scrub and trees where "incendiary material" was found.
The girls' parents were in court to see photographs of the scorched area of overgrown woodland where they were found near Lakenheath airbase in Suffolk.
But by this morning the fire had been doused, leaving a scorched area of between three and five hectares blackening the landscape of local beauty spot Stalling Down.
GET THE MESSAGE: Stockton fre station officer Ian McHugh, above, at a scorched area of grassland in Tilery and firefighters battling a blaze in the area last month, left
Remove any burnt shoots or foliage two inches beyond the scorched area and disinfect your shears between cuts by dipping them into a 10 percent bleach solution.