chapter  13
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Wildfi res

The wildfi res in British Columbia in 2003 pointed out some fundamental principles involved in living with this natural hazard: First, large wildfi res require abundant fuel; second, wildfi res are becoming more disastrous because more and more people are moving into scrublands and forest lands at the rural-urban interface ; and third, our fi re management policies need to be reevaluated to minimize future damage by wildfi res.