Fires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) are mainstream news these days. According to NFPA, nine of the 25 costliest (in terms of property loss) fires in U.S. history were described as forest, wildland or WUI fires, and the eight costliest fires were in the last two decades.
These numbers come from a 2013 NFPA report, Brush, Grass and Forest Fires, which provides many great statistics about the types, the sizes, the causes and circumstances of wildfires, firefighter fatalities and more from 2007 - 2011. If you haven't taken a peak at the report, check it out today. Not interested in reading the full document? NFPA just completed a great infographic highlighting some of the major statistics of the report. Find it below and on our wildfire reports page of the NFPA website.
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