Contact: Michael E. Newman
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Caption: A wooded area aflame during the 2007 Witch Creek/Guejito wildfire in Southern California. A new report from NIST looks at the fire's impact on structures in one community based on their pre-fire exposure risk to direct fire contact and embers (both seen in the photo).
Credit: With permission from Dan Tentler, lightbending.net
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