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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 03: structure fires in the wildland-urban interfaceAuthor(s): Steve Sutherland
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-23-3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionNational Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data indicate that wildfires destroyed approximately 9,000 homes between 1985 and 1994 in the United States. The loss of homes to wildfire has had a significant impact on Federal fire policy. This fact sheet discusses the causes of home ignitions in the wildland-urban interface, home ignition zones, how to reduce home ignition potential, responsibility for reducing home ignition potential, and management consequences of the home ignition zone.
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CitationSutherland, Steve. 2004. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 03: structure fires in the wildland-urban interface. Res. Note RMRS-RN-23-3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Keywordsfuels planning, fuels management, fire, NFPA
- How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface
- Making the decision to mitigate risk
- Science basis for changing forest structure to modify wildfire behavior and severity
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