These areas occur mostly within the urban and suburban areas of the eastern United States. There is less forested land cover and a higher amount of ignitions due to the increase in population. These counties are characterized by a higher than average demographic advantage, mixed demographic stress and a low to moderate area burned. They are dominated by the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area. These areas have a large number of fire stations and responders, so even though the number of incidents is large, the area burned is limited.
Example of a Typical County — Worcester County, Massachusetts: Like many nearby urban counties, Worcester has a high Wildland Urban Interface and numerous small fires.
|Vegetation and Fuels||Very Low|
|Homes, Communities and Values at Risk||Moderate|