If you want to start a model where there is an existing velocity field, try using a UVWFILE. This functionality is described in the 'Velocity Field' section of the user's guide.
To use this functionality you run a model (with or without a fire) and have the model develop its initial velocity field. The velocity field in the domain can be saved in a UVWFile.
Then in subsequent models the UVWFile from the first run is used to define the initial velocity field at the start of the model runs.