The Built Environment Is More Influential Than Fuel Breaks in Exposure to Wind-Driven Chaparral Fire: USGS Research Brief

A Bayesian Network model was used to evaluate the relative importance of fuel and fuel treatments compared to weather and variables of the built and natural environment on wildfire risk at the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in San Diego County. 
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Penman, TD, L Collins, AD Syphard, JE Keeley, RA Bradstock. 2014. Influence of fuels, weather and the built environment on the exposure of property to wildfire. PLOS ONE 9(10): e111414. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111414.