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    Wildland-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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    Citation

    Cohen, Jack D. 2000. Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface. Journal of Forestry 98(3): 15-21.

    Keywords

    wildland fire, home ignitability, wildland-urban interface, hazard assessment, risk mapping

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