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Title: Empowering Homeowner Action for Fire-Safe Structures

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, Research In Progress FPL-RIP-4725-002

Author(s): Dr. Frank Beall

Publication Year: 2005  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: The urban-wildland interface (UWI) presents a special problem in the vulnerability of structures to fires that develop in wildlands or other nearby vegetation. The loss of structures to UWI fire is a regular occurrence in the United States. For example, more than 4,000 houses were lost in southern California fires in 2003.

Keywords: Structural timbers, building construction, wood utilization, fireproofing, fire prevention, fire retardants, safety, fire behavior

File size: 183 kb(s)

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