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Rebuilding after wildfire: New development outpaces rebuilds

Science Spotlights Posted on: April 27, 2015
When wildland fires destroy buildings, do people rebuild? Using aerial and satellite imagery, RMRS researchers have been tracking construction in areas burned by wildland fires and the findings reveal that new development outpaces the reconstruction of burned areas. This study shows that the number of buildings inside the perimeter five years after the wildfires was greater than the number of buildings before the fires.