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    The wildland-urban interface (W-UI) refers to residential areas surrounded by or adjacent to wildland areas. In recent years, significant W-UI residential fire losses have occurred nationwide in the United States that have focused attention on the principal W-UI problem - losses of life and property to fire. To assess potential ignitions, SIAM uses an analytical approach and worst-case assumptions to establish relationships between the design of a structure and its exposure to fire.

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    Citation

    Cohen, Jack; Saveland, Jim. 1997. Structure Ignition Assessment can help reduce fire damages in the W-UI. Fire Management Notes, 57(4) 19-23

    Keywords

    wildland-urban interface, W-UI, residential fire losses, Structure Ignition Assessment Model, SIAM

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