Direct damages from wildland fire

  • Authors: Prestemon, Jeffrey; Butry, David T.; Reinhardt, Timothy
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: In: Comparative assessment of the impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire (CAIF): A case study in the Western U.S. Report EPA/600/R-21/044, US. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Abstract

The primary focus of this assessment is a quantitative analysis of the smoke impacts, on both air quality and health, from wildland fires. As detailed in the conceptual framework outlined in Chapter 2, in the process of examining the trade-offs between prescribed fire and wildfire it is also important to consider the potential effects, both positive and negative, of the fire itself. Although it is not possible in this assessment to quantify these effects because location-specific data are limited, the qualitative characterization of these additional effects helps add context to the overall examination of the trade-offs of smoke impacts due to different fire management strategies.

  • Citation: Butry, David T; Jeffrey P. Prestemon; Timothy Reinhardt Chapter 5: Direct Damages from Wildfire. P. 5-1 to 5-27. In: Comparative assessment of the impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire (CAIF): A case study in the Western U.S.  Report EPA/600/R-21/044, US. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. 438 pages.
  • Posted Date: November 15, 2021
  • Modified Date: November 15, 2021
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