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Preventing disaster: home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface

Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Year Published: 2000

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.

Citation: Cohen, Jack D. 2000. Preventing disaster: home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface. Journal of Forestry. 98(3): 15-21.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Risk, Risk assessment, Wildland Urban Interface, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 159
FRAMES RCS number: 3797
Record updated: Mar 5, 2019