157 house in 120 minutes the Boles Fire, Weed, CA
Track: Wildland Fire Management
Authors: Cassie Hansen
Wildfires in the Western United States are a natural and inevitable occurrence, yet evolving conditions have increased the risk to human populations in the wildand-urban interface (WUI). On September 15, 2014 a total of 157 residential houses were destroyed due to this rapid fire that devastated one third of Weed, CA. We will describe the impact and show examples of how ArcGIS online, Dashboard and Collector tools that were used in the damage assessment to speed up the assessment process.