Sediment filled streams are not suitable for trout due to the high ammonia levels and depletion of dissolved oxygen.
The Rio San Antonio was a meandering stream with deep sides until after the Las Conchas Fire and the monsoons struck.
If you look closely you'll notice that there is a gap between the logs and the flame. This is due to the fact that the fapors are on fire. The wood has to be sufficiently heated before it vaporizes. Photo by Rhonda Spidell
The fire triangle includes fuel, oxygen and heat. One way that fire fightes take out heat is to cool the fire by dropping water buckets.
We see oxidation/combustion all the time. The candles are burning because there is suitable heat, fuel and oxygen available. To ignite the candles we often use matches which are chemically designed to strike with friction and lower heat. The flame can be transfered to the wick of the birthday candles, but remember it is the vapors that are burning... not the candle. The candle wick is the fuel and once the candle burns down the flame will be extinguished. Photo by Rhonda Spidell
The oxidation reaction is combining oxygen with another substance. The steel wool is oxidizing and this reaction is called "rusting." Fire is a rapid oxidation and is referred to as an oxidation/combustion reaction.
Another way to take out fuel is to clear a fire line and deprive the fire of fuel. Often this must be done by hand and fire fighters work to clear an area before the fire spreads.
One way to take out oxygen is to smoother the fire with slurry dropped from aircraft.
The image shows how intense fire can be.
This area experienced a high severity fire and almost everything thing was consumed by the fire.