Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC)

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The FFMC values shown on the map are numerical ratings of the moisture content of litter and other cured fine fuels. The FFMC indicates the relative ease of ignition and flammability of fine fuels. Thus, the FFMC is used as an indicator of ignition potential or the potential for fires to start and spread in the area. (Fine Fuels: Slash fuels, grassland, lalang, bushes etc).

For the interpretation of the map, please refer to the table below :-

Class-Ignition Potential Interpretation
Low Low probability of fire starts.
Medium Moderate probability of fire starts in areas of local dryness.
High Grass fuels becoming easily ignitable. Higher probability of fire starts.
Extreme Grass fuels highly flammable. Very high probability of fire starts.

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