The number of homes exposed to wildfire risks and the amount of damage sustained will continue to increase, according to “Wildfire Hazard Risk Report: Residential Wildfire Exposure Estimates for the Western United States,” a report from CoreLogic, a property-information analytics and services provider. CoreLogic attributes the increase in risk to ongoing urban expansion into high-wildfire risk areas.

“Wildfires most often originate in wildland areas, and therefore, the only way to understand the risk to residential dwellings is to define where the wildland area comes into contact with a developed area,” CoreLogic said. “The interface provides a means of locating the intersection of potentially high-risk fire areas and large numbers of homes.”

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