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Learning from the Fort McMurray wildland urban interface fire (Webinar)

2018 – Fraser Basin Council

In this webinar, Alan Westhaver will summarize what he learned firsthand about the survival and ignition of homes in the Fort McMurray wildfire. His behind the scene investigation, facilitated and sponsored by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, sought to answer the vital question: ‘Why did some homes survive this wildland/urban interface fire with little or no damage, while others were vulnerable to ignition and destroyed?’ Observations concentrated on homes near the edge of neighbourhoods where wildland fire first spread to, and established among, structures.

This webinar is part of the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) webinar series.

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