A Proactive Approach to Metropolitan Wildfire Risk 1

By Chris BarneyFrom the PBI Performance Products, Inc. e-Newsletter, sponsored by Each summer, the nation's attention is drawn to the media's coverage of large wildfires burning around the United States. Images of these fires burning through forests and rural subdivisions remind citizens and firefighters of the threat wildfire can pose to our communities around the country. Often the impression is that wildfires destroy structures located only in the high fire-prone areas of our country, such as southern California or the Southwest, where the homes and the forest meet. This area, called the urban interface, where the undeveloped forests and grasslands meet the built environment, is withou...

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