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    Author(s): L. Annie Hermansen-BáezJeffrey P. Prestemon; David T. Butry; Karen L. Abt; Ronda Sutphen
    Date: 2019
    Source: Fire Management Today
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    During that period of time, these four types of fire represented 36 percent of all wildfires and 9 percent of all acres burned in Florida (fig.1). Prestemon and others (2010) found that by reducing accidently ignited wildfires, Florida and its residents avoided the associated costs of firefighting and economic losses, such as property damage, timber loss, large-scale evacuations, and medical expenditures (for example, from issues associated with smoke inhalation.

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    Hermansen-Báez, L. Annie; Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Butry, David. T.; Abt, Karen L.; Sutphen, Ronda. 2019. Economic benefits of wildfire prevention education. Fire Management Today 77(2):18-19.

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