What is the Home Ignition Zone?

Physical fire science research has shown that homes burn during wildfires due to the condition of the home and its surroundings within 100 to 200 feet. This "home ignition zone" can be modified by the resident to be ignition resistant. In most cases, when adequately prepared, a house can withstand a wildland fire without the intervention of the fire service.

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1. What is the Wildland Urban Interface Zone (WUI) and where is it?
2. What is the Home Ignition Zone?
3. What role do homeowners play?