Preprint Technical Note Version 2 This version is not peer-reviewed

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.v2). 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.v2).

Abstract

Wildland-Urban Interfaces (W-UI) are at 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. The 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, current ignition zone distances from structures, building materials, architectural design, the fire resistance trees, ground cover, landscaping and some other precautions to save lives and assets in the prominent fire-prone zones for three different countries (United States, Canada and Australia) of the world.

Subject Areas

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

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