Capability Gap

Lack of evidence-based Knowledge (including risk assessment and cascading effects) on fire behavior in Wildland Urban Interface areas ​

  • Difficulty to accurately anticipate the fire development and the cascading effects in WUI areas.
  • Heterogeneity of the conditions inside WUI areas, notably concerning fuel categories (buildings, gardens and natural vegetation) and spatial distribution patterns.
  • Scattered presence of individuals and groups of people in an actively burning area
  • Lack of risk assessment models adapted to the specific characteristics of fire behaviour and propagation in WUI areas
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