Know Your Risks
Fire Behavior is Affected by Weather, Fuel and Terrain
Embers or firebrands blown by wind
Weather -- is the biggest variable, with the most serious impact and least control, but can be forecast

Natural Fuels -- we can reduce this danger

Terrain Features -- we can minimize risk to wildfire



Embers and Wind -- we can protect ourselves from this most dangerous fire behavior

60% of house fires are started by embers

Embers can
travel up to 6 miles from the flame front

Embers can sit on a roof for up to
4 hours

Fire moves up hill at 2 - 6 mph with no wind