These counties are in the southern plains of the United States and are typically more demographically advantaged and experience a larger amount of fire. Homes are consolidated into a small area with a long history of fire, and the communities are located near large natural landscapes that are not forested.

Example of a Typical County — Laramie County, Wyoming: Laramie County includes the town of Cheyenne. Occasional large fires are possible, as it occurred in 2005.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Moderate
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk High
Human-Caused Ignitions Low
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is high risk of large wildfires, less potential for resource benefits.

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