Fire FAQs — Are Structures Fuel? The Wildland Urban Interface and the 'Built' Environment

We now need to consider structures themselves as a fuel type contributing to wildfires, along with other potentially hazardous fuel such as wood piles, propane tanks and automobiles. In this context, the home defense (ignition) zone and all the needed mitigation strategies take on a heightened importance and urgency.

EM 9291    Published August 2020    3 pages


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