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Wild Fire

An unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out. source: GFMC

Australia: Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

8 Feb 2016, Guardian, the

In June 2009, not long after Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires claimed 173 lives and destroyed more than 2000 houses, a group of architects came together to help those who had been affected, reports the Guardian. As part of the 'We will Rebuild' initiative, they offered free consultations and 19 customisable pro bono designs, which were environmentally sustainable and met the “higher end” of the building standards for those in bushfire prone areas...


Number of wild-fire occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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