These counties occur within the Fire Regime Group V in the northeastern region of the United States, mostly in Michigan, upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maine. These areas have a large amount of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area and higher ignitions.

Example of a Typical County — Chittenden County, Vermont: Chittenden County includes the town of Burlington and lies west of Lake Champlain. Most ignitions are human caused.

National Priorities

Vegetation and Fuels Very Low
Homes, Communities and Values at Risk Low
Human-Caused Ignitions Moderate
Effective and Efficient Response:
There is a low risk of large wildfires.

Policy Options and Opportunities

Vegetation and Fuels
There may be an active forest products industry nearby, which could support fuel treatments.

Homes, Communities and Values at Risk
Individual homeowners can be proactive on home defensive actions.

Human-Caused Ignitions
Reduce human-caused incendiary ignitions by focusing on enforcement programs.

Effective and Efficient Wildfire Response
Response organizations continue to protect structures, treat fuels and target ignitions as local conditions apply.

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