These fire-prone counties are within the western interior forest of Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Utah and Kansas. These communities have a growing presence of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and a larger amount of federal ownership (USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management).
Example of a Typical County — Flathead County, Montana: Kalispell and the main entrance to Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest fall in this county. There were large fires here in 200, 2003 and 2007.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Very Low|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||Moderate|