Home Ignition Zone

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Understanding the Home Ignition Zone

Post-fire studies, experiments and models have shown that homes ignite due to the condition of the home itself and everything that surrounds it out to 100 metres from the foundation.

FireSmart principles are designed to mitigate a home’s vulnerability to wildfire.

Working within the home ignition zone begins with the house and then working outwards, undertaking steps to reduce fuel for embers, a surface fire and large flames.