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Press Release 07-165

Risking Wildfire

Researchers study how people think about what is and isn't risky

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John Rossi helps friends recover from the devastating October 2007 fire that destroyed their home.

California is the most populous state in the nation with an extensive network of homes in or near highly wooded areas. It has a high number of human-caused fires and some of the most severe fire weather in the country. Still, people continue to live in areas susceptible to wildfire. Here John Rossi helps friends sift through their belongings following the devastating October 2007 fire that destroyed their home.

Credit: Andrea Booher, FEMA


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