Shaded Fuel Break Example: Cone Fire
This picture shows results of the Cone Fire where a shaded fuel break treatment was applied. Note the tree spacing from thinning, limbs trimmed up 6-10 feet from the ground, brush cleared, and no ladder fuels allowing groundfire to climb to canopy.
This picture shows the result in an area without a shaded fuel break. Note the crowded condition of the trees and the grey ash indicating a hot fire where fuel load was dense.