Study Suggests Defensible Actions Can Change Outcomes
Waldo Canyon Fire, 2012. Photo: Colorado Springs Fire Dept.
A new study of Colorado’s devastating 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire demonstrates that prompt and effective action can significantly change the outcome of fires that occur in areas where residential communities and undeveloped wildlands meet. The study by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the most comprehensive examination in history of a wildland urban interface (WUI) fire. See release and full study here.