Leaf blower used on a grass fire

These can be effective as long as the wind is at the firefighter’s back. If it is not, embers can be lifted and then blown across the fireline, spreading the fire.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

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2 thoughts on “Leaf blower used on a grass fire”

  1. They also work great in hardwood leaf litter both for line construction and direct attack.

    What works even better is a mist blower using a .3% class a foam mix.

  2. Used to be a product called “Porta-Cafs” that used a leaf blower to apply a foam mixture. Not sure if it still exists.

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