These areas occur throughout the entire United States where fire is rare and the forest product industry is strong. These areas have a higher demographic advantage and they are located closer to urban centers. With the urban nature of these counties, local fuel treatments by private landowners is important as well as the reduction of ignitions.
Example of a Typical County — Franklin County, Ohio: This central Ohio county is dominated by the socio-economically advantaged city of Columbus.
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