During Oregon’s fire season, you may hear the terms containment and control line. What’s the difference?
Central Oregon Fire Information says containment refers to “The status of a wildfire suppression action signifying that a control line has been completed around the fire and any associated spot fires which can reasonably be expected to stop the fire’s spread.
A control line is also referred to as a containment line and that “this is an inclusive term for all constructed or natural barriers and treated fire edges used to control a fire.”
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