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    Large outdoor fires present a risk to the built environment. Examples often in the international media reports are wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. WUI fires have destroyed communities throughout the world and are a growing problem in fire safety science. Other examples are large urban fires, including those that have occurred after earthquakes.

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    Manzello, Samuel L.; McAllister, Sara; Suzuki, Sayaka. 2018. Large outdoor fires and the built environment: Objectives and goals of permanent IAFSS working Group. Fire Safety Journal. 98: 1-2.

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    large outdoor fires, built environment, Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires

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