Wildland Fires

Fire Mitigation

  1. What is Fire Mitigation?

    Mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from a hazard event. This process has four steps:

    •organizing resources

    •assessing risks

    •developing a mitigation plan

    •implementing the plan and monitoring progress

  2. How will fire mitigation help protect my home from fire?

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Prescribed (Rx) Burns

  1. What is an Rx Burn?

  2. What is the difference between a Controlled Burn and a Prescribed (Rx) Burn?

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Wildland Fires

  1. What is an "urban interface fire"?

    The wildland/urban interface is the geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development meet. In the interface, structures and vegetation are sufficiently close that a wildfire may spread to structures or a structural fire may ignite trees and vegetation.

  2. What is a Wildland Fire?

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