Newly Released Lake Christine Post-Fire Mitigation Study Highlights Value of Property Mitigation

The recently released Lake Christine Fire: A Post-Fire Study on the Effectiveness of Wildfire Mitigation Activities in Identified Neighborhoods determined that homes which survived the Lake Christine Fire can be attributed to a combination of suppression and mitigation actions. In many cases, property mitigation supported firefighters in their response and suppression efforts by enabling them to make safer decisions and created a more efficient response. In several instances, mitigated homes survived on their own without any firefighter intervention. Voluntary and mandatory mitigation efforts complemented one another and reinforced the REALFire program’s role in increasing neighborhood resiliency to future wildfires. Read more about the study here: Lake Christine Fire Mitigation Study