These counties have a high urban population, but they are distinguished from other urban counties by their relatively few ignitions and low area burned. This low fire occurrence reflects a combination of cultural and environmental factors. Note that several counties in this group occur in the Northeast that historically are in Fire Regime Group V, but several others fall in the wetter parishes of Louisiana.

Example of a Typical County — West Baton Rouge, Louisiana: This well-populated Louisiana parish lies adjacent to Baton Rouge and includes wet bottomland forests.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Very Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Very Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Low
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is low risk of large wildfires.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
There may be an active forest products industry nearby, which could support fuel treatments.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
Individual homeowners can be proactive on home defensive actions.

Human-Caused Ignitions
Reduce human-caused incendiary ignitions by focusing on enforcement programs.

Effective and Efficient Wildfire Response
Protect structures and target prevention of ignitions.

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