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Analysis of NFIRS Incidents in the Wildland Urban Interface

The WUI is the area where housing and natural vegetation meet or intermingle. In the coterminous United States, between 1990 and 2010, the size of the WUI increased by 33% to 770,000 km2 (190.3 million acres), and the number of homes in the WUI increased by 41% to 43.4 million. Keep Reading

Fire Science Critical for Combating Wildfires Out West

In 2020, wildfire activity in California and the Pacific Northwest has been extreme, with more than 45,700 wildfires raging across 8.3 million acres (as of October 15, 2020). This puts the 2020 Fire Year on pace for being the most extensive of the last decade. Keep Reading

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