Is Your House at Risk of a Wildfire? This Online Tool Could Tell You

May 16, 2022 3:23 pm

Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/adobestock-383231481-almedafireor2020-byahturner-sm.jpg?itok=SZ5XHpOd

Even with thousands of homes destroyed by wildfires every year, most people who move receive little or no information about the risk they’re taking on. Now, a nonprofit research group is releasing a first-of-its-kind tool for homeowners. It shows more than 30 million homes in the lower 48 states (20 percent of houses) have a measurable risk of being hit with a wildfire, and 1.5 million properties have a greater than 26 percent chance of burning over the next 30 years.

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