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Wildland fires that spread into communities, known as wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, have resulted in significant destruction to the built environment. The concept of ignition-resistant communities is intended to minimize these WUI fire losses using measures designed to limit the probability of ignition of structures and overall spread of a fire within communities.
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is often defined as the area where wildland vegetation meets or mixes with humans and their development, including houses and infrastructure (Johnston et al. 2019). Numerous wildland fires that spread into communities, known as WUI fires, have resulted in significant loss of life and property over the past several decades (Caton et al. 2017). While the term “wildland-urban interface” can create the perception that the WUI fire problem is determined by geographic location, the problem can also be envisioned as a...
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