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Table 1 Areas burned in five natural and four altered land cover categories in the Knysna region, South Africa, in June 2017

From: An assessment of climate, weather, and fuel factors influencing a large, destructive wildfire in the Knysna region, South Africa

Land cover category Area burned (ha) Total burned area (%)
Natural 4 974 33
 Fynbos 3 581 24
 Thicket 323 2
 Forest 570 4
 Drainage 339 2
 Marine (dune sands) 161 1
Altered 9 984 67
 Invaded natural vegetation 2 532 17
 Plantation 5 259 35
 Farm 1 437 10
 Urban 756 5
Total 14 958 100
  1. See text for a description of the land cover types