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As neighbourhoods extend further into forested areas, homes and neighbourhoods are becoming more exposed to ignition from wildfire. A structure is more likely to be destroyed in a wildfire when it is located in a high-density area where homes can ignite and fire is able to easily transfer from building to building.

Development standards play a significant role in reducing the potential impact a wildfire may ultimately have on a neighbourhood. The potential for damage intensifies when flammable building materials are used.