August 20, 2020
Why are wildfires more dangerous now than ever before? More people are living in the “Urban-Wildland Interface”, or UWI. It grows larger every year and it’s where most wildfire fatalities occur. The UWI is the area where new subdivisions, new mobile home parks, and new houses are built in grassy or forested places that up until now were often left open and unused, in part because they had a history of catching fire.