This study examined how housing location and arrangement affects the likelihood that a structure will be lost when a wildfire occurs.
Syphard, A. D., J. E. Keeley, A. B. Massada, T. J. Brennan, and V. C. Radeloff. 2012. Housing Arrangement and Location Determine the Likelihood of Housing Loss Due to Wildfire. PloS one 7:e33954.