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Table 5 Example of interaction matrix between environmental factors and effects of the fire

From: Environmental impact of fire

Environmental Factor/ Resource Existing Quality Fire Phase
Fire Plume Effluents Fire Department Intervention Long Term Effects Resultant Quality
Atmosphere NA A A O A
Ground Water NA M M A a
Plants and Animals NA O a O a
Subsurface NA O O O O
Acoustics NA O O O O
  1. A adverse impact, M mitigation measure planned, a small adverse impact, O No anticipated impact, NA Environmental Factor not Applicable, SA Significant Adverse Impact, b small beneficial impact, B beneficial impact, SB significant beneficial impact