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Wildfire: Preventing Home Ignitions

"Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions" is a 19-minute video available from the Rocky Mountain Research Station. This program tells you how a wildfire can ignite your home. A "home ignition zone," the area that includes a home and its immediate surroundings, determines a home's ignition resistance during a severe wildfire. Some of the areas covered are: how the combustion process causes home ignitions; how some homes are destroyed while others survive; and how your most effective home protection efforts can occur within the "home ignition zone". This program is a product of Jack Cohen's research at the Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, MT and part of Firewise Communities.

Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions: Part 1

Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions: Part 2

Research Topics: 
Fire; Wildland/urban interface
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels
RMRS Science Program Areas: 
Fire, Fuel and Smoke
RMRS Strategic Priorities: 
Fire Sciences