For sheds in wildfire zones, researchers determine how close is too close to home

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 16:32 in Earth & Climate

It may seem obvious that a flammable structure placed next to a house poses a fire hazard, especially if it's in a wildfire-prone community. What has been less clear, though, is how far away these items, such as sheds, need to be located to significantly limit fire spread to homes. New research led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has begun to provide important answers.

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