Homes & Risk

Wildfires are expensive and dangerous, and defending existing private homes near federal lands already consumes a large portion of wildfire expenses. New building near fire-prone lands will significantly increase future costs and risks.

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Austin Wildfire and Vulnerable Populations Tool

— Identify neighborhoods where overlapping wildfire threats and socioeconomic vulnerabilities may make people disproportionately susceptible to wildfire.

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New Montana Homes Increase Wildfire Risks

— The number of western Montana homes in areas with high wildfire hazard has doubled, outpacing development rates in areas with low wildfire hazard.

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Full Community Costs of Wildfire

— Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including homeowners, businesses, and government agencies.

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Communities Threatened by Wildfire, 2000-2017

— The interactive map identifies frequently threatened towns and cities, including the different sizes and distances of wildfires from nearby communities.

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