Wildfire Season

While summer brings the warm temperatures we’ve all been craving, it also carries the increased risk of wildfires. As evidenced by several large wildland fires in recent months, the impact of these events is expanding as more people begin to live in WUI’s, or wildland urban interfaces. These are areas where homes back up against forested land, and in Colorado alone, there are approximately 2.9 million people living in a WUI.

When a wildland fire occurs, fire investigators like AEI’s Jeff Berino are dispatched to the burn area to determine the fire’s area of origin and cause. Mr. Berino looks for indicators of the fire’s direction of movement to pinpoint an area of origin, then determines the cause from within that area. We will be spotlighting some of the most interesting indicators of fire movement over the summer.

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Our fire investigators would be happy to assist you on your next wildland fire case – you can contact us at info@aeiengineers.com, or by calling 303-756-2900.