In the U.S., 4.5 million homes were acknowledged to be at high or extreme danger of wildfire, according to “2019 Wildfire Risk Analysis” by Verisk.
Firestorm devastation was initially mostly limited to the West Coast, but now it has spread across the southern portion of the country — as far east as Florida.
And what’s even more unfortunate is that the incinerated homes are being replaced with the same antiquated construction methodology that has dominated the U.S. construction industry for decades — wood. This means they will just as easily succumb to the next firestorm that comes along.
Homes do not need to be tinder for the wildfires plaguing much of the U.S.
The Devastation in California
Steel Frame Construction
Studies by HUD and Other U.S. Agencies
Australia Research Unit Creates Firestorm
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