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Wildland Urban Interface

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News and Opinion

Coverage of wildland urban interface since June 15, 2020.

Christina Lake sprinkler program helps residents prepare for wildfire

"...RDKB Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor hopes to lead by example. She participated in the Christina Lake Fire Rescue sprinkler program and installed a WASP gutter-mounted sprinkler system on her own home Christina Lake. — SubmittedChristina Lake Fire Rescue is helping Christina Lake residents protect their homes and prepare for wildfire through an innovative sprinkler program..."

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Sprinklers can save homes, cottages from wildfire

"...However, residents, who live on the off-shore side of the lake, will likely get their water supply from their wells, which wouldn’t be available if hydropower isn’t available. South Green Lake off-shore resident George Macfarlane has found a way to have an adequate water supply for his homemade sprinkler system even if Hydro is knocked out during a wildfire incident..."

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Grants to reduce wildfire risks around communities in southeastern B.C. BC Gov News

"...Eligible applicants facing a lower wildfire risk can apply for up to $50,000 through the FireSmart Community Funding and Supports category, while applicants facing a demonstrated higher wildfire risk can apply for up to $150,000. They can apply for funding to cover up to 100% of the cost of their wildfire risk reduction projects. Mitigating wildfire threats is a shared responsibility of the provincial government, local governments, First Nations, industry, stakeholders and individual British Columbians..."

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Open house over wildfire risk reduction project

"...The Wildfire Risk Reduction project is located on the southside of Francois Lake, within a two kilometre Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) around communities like south bank/Indian Bay, Danskin, Takysie, Keefes Landing Rd corridor and Ootsa Lake. The project is to address areas that have been identified as high threat areas (heavy fuel loading) around communities..."

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South Okanagan fire departments train for wildfire season

"...Fire departments from around the Okanagan got together Sunday in Lake Country to train for wildfire season. (Photo courtesy of Penticton Fire Chief)..."

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Southern Interior fire departments train together on wildfire response

"...With dry weather and fast-moving grass fires indicating an early start to the 2021 wildfire season in B. C. , municipal fire departments are wasting little time training so they are ready when the next big fire ignites..."

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Campbell River fire department extinguishes wildfire near McIvor Lake

"...RELATED: Coastal Fire Centre looking ahead at wildfire season on Vancouver Island..."

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Work underway to reduce risk of wildfires in Vernon

"...Vernon Fire Rescue Services is continuing fuel management efforts to reduce the risk of serious wildfire in the wildland urban interface (WUI) across Vernon. (City of Vernon/Contributed)..."

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Firefighters investigate cause of Deep Cove wildfire

"...District of North Vancouver firefighters are investigating possible causes this morning after spending several tense hours battling a wildfire that broke out in a forested area near Deep Cove Thursday night..."

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Dashwood department spearheads FireSmart initiative for area residents

"...The FireSmart home assessment is an education tool that provides recommendations for property owners that will make the greatest difference in reducing the risk of wildfire at the home. The funding the RDN is providing through the Community Resiliency Investment FireSmart grant is an incentive for residents to undertake vegetation management activities as recommended by the FireSmart Home Assessments..."

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Tamm review: The effects of prescribed fire on wildfire regimes and impacts: A framework for comparison

"...Examples include improved wildlife habitat, enhanced biodiversity, reduced threat of destructive wildfire, and enhanced ecosystem resilience..."

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Guidance on Design and Construction of the Built Environment Against Wildland Urban Interface Fire Hazard: A Review

"...Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, a worldwide problem, are gaining more importance over time due to climate change and increased urbanization in WUI areas..."

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