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Most incidents happen on-
the smaller fires or on isolated portions of larger fires
Most fires are innocent in appearance before-
the "flare-ups" or "blow-ups". In some cases, tragedies occur in the mop-up stage
Flare-ups generally occur-
in deceptively light fuels
Fies run uphill surprisingly fast-
in chimneys, gullies, and on steep slopes
Some supression tools, such as helicopters or air tankers, can-
adversely affect fire behavior. The blast of air from low flying helicopters and air tankers have been known to cause flare ups