- Fire began before mankind ever existed, and yet there’s still plenty we don’t understand about how fire actually works.
- Scientists are still arguing over questions like, what makes a fire spread faster when the wind blows, and why do fires burn faster when they go uphill?
- For all that we don’t know, what we do know is that the model we use to determine how quickly a fire will spread is over 50 years old. That’s why fire experts at The Missoula Fire Lab are making a new fire spread model. Will this initiative go up in flames or completely change what we know about fire?
Series| Just Might Work
The scientists decoding the ancient mystery of fire
We still don’t understand the ancient mysteries of fire. How is that possible?