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Defensible Spaces and Home Ignition Zones of Wildland-Urban Interfaces in the Fire-prone Areas of the World

Version 1 : Received: 21 January 2019 / Approved: 25 January 2019 / Online: 25 January 2019 (11:23:22 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 21 March 2020 / Approved: 22 March 2020 / Online: 22 March 2020 (15:04:09 CET)

How to cite: Rahman, S.; Rahman, S. Defensible Spaces and Home Ignition Zones of Wildland-Urban Interfaces in the Fire-prone Areas of the World. Preprints 2019, 2019010256 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0256.v1). Rahman, S.; Rahman, S. Defensible Spaces and Home Ignition Zones of Wildland-Urban Interfaces in the Fire-prone Areas of the World. Preprints 2019, 2019010256 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0256.v1).

Abstract

Wildland-Urban Interfaces are in high risk of wildfires. Defensible spaces and home ignition zones are the two main aspects to protect lives and livelihoods of W-UI in the United States, Canada and Australia. Different part of the world has different rules and regulations for W-UI land management. We have discussed the defensible spaces in fire-prone areas, and current ignition zone distances with the fire resistance plant species to save lives and assets in the prominent fire-prone zones (United States, Canada and Australia) of the world.

Subject Areas

defensible space; fire resistance; ignition zone; wildfire; wildland

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