Although most fires are extinguished when small, a fire that evades initial suppression attempts may spread and trigger a complex operational response. At this point, hundreds of firefighters, engines, and air tankers seemingly appear out of nowhere, using jargon-filled tactics to limit the damage to communities and sensitive resources.
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