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Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interfaceAuthor(s): Jack D. Cohen
Source: Journal of Forestry 98(3): 15-21.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionWildland-urban interface (W-UI) fires are a significant concern for federal, state, and local land management and fire agencies. Research using modeling, experiments, and W-UI case studies indicates that home ignitability during wildland fires depends on the characteristics of the home and its immediate surroundings. These findings have implications for hazard assessment and risk mapping, effective mitigations, and identification of appropriate responsibility for reducing the potential far home loss caused by W-UI.
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CitationCohen, Jack D. 2000. Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface. Journal of Forestry 98(3): 15-21.
Keywordswildland fire, home ignitability, wildland-urban interface, hazard assessment, risk mapping
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