Kelly Pohl Cost Of Fire-Resistant Homes Comparable To Traditional Construction, Study Says By Edward O'Brien • Nov 30, 2018 Headwaters Economics Listen Listening... / 5:38 Cost Of Fire-Resistant Homes Comparable To Traditional Construction, Study Says A study released this week finds new wildfire resistant homes cost roughly the same as more traditional home construction. The finding is potentially significant given growing public awareness as fire seasons lengthen and mega-fires, like California's devastating Camp Fire, increasingly displace people from their homes. One-third of American homes are now located in the wildland-urban interface, that zone where homes are built near, or in, undeveloped wildlands susceptible to fire. Western Montana Home Construction Doubles In Areas With High Wildfire Risk By Edward O'Brien • Jun 20, 2018 Headwaters Economics Listen Listening... / 5:44 Western Montana Home Construction Doubles In Areas With High Wildfire Risk 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. New Report Gives Tips for Future Fires By Olga Kreimer • Sep 27, 2017 Inciweb Listen Listening... / 2:14 Future fire seasons in Montana don’t have to be as bad as this one, a new report says, if people here can learn lessons from other states and better use existing tools.