These areas occur in the southwestern portion of the United States (Arizona, southern California) that has a mix of demographic advantage and stress, which brings contrast to the community. Many homes are consolidated into a small area with history of fire. The natural landscape is typically non-forested and occurs within Fire Regime Group V. There is less federal ownership in these areas than in other areas of the southwest.
Example of a Typical County — Imperial County, California: Mostly desert, Imperial County includes irrigated lands south of the Salton Sea.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Moderate|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||High|
|Human-Caused Ignitions||Very Low|