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Wildfire in Maine's Wildland Urban Interface

Wildfire in Maine's Wildland Urban Interface


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Wildfire in Maine's Wildland Urban Interface

Dept of Conservation

April 03, 2009

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An area of recent concern is the increasing amount of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) throughout the state of Maine. WUI is defined as the area where homes meet the forest and are at risk from wildfire. As Maine communities grow, the threat of a fire in the Wildland Urban Interface increases as well. Fires in the WUI can originate in the forests and threaten homes or start as structural fires and threaten the forests. This video is targeted towards homeowners who live in Maine's WUI and offers suggestions for reducing the risk of wildfire near homes.