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Western Montana Home Construction Doubles In Areas With High Wildfire Risk

June 21, 2018View for printing

A new study says the number of homes constructed in areas with high wildfire risks has doubled in western Montana since 1990, outpacing development rates in areas with low fire hazards.

Kelly Pohl is a researcher with the Bozeman-based non-profit, Headwaters Economics.

"There were more than 11,000 new homes constructed in areas with high wildfire hazard. That represents about one in eight of all new homes constructed in Western Montana," says Pohl.

By Edward O'Brien

http://mtpr.org/post/western-montana ... ldfire-risk

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