NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Wildland Fire Cause’
Definition : This block provides for the broadest classification of ignition causes consistent with the “General Fire Causes” adopted by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).
Purpose : The primary use of this information is to distinguish between human and nature-caused wildland fires.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the cause of the wildland fire.
|Element Type||Coded Field – The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.|
WILDLAND FIRE CAUSE CODES
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Wildland Fire Cause’ element
|Wildland Fire Cause||Code|
|Debris, Vegetation Burn||5|
|Misuse Of Fire||8|
Transactions containing ‘Wildland Fire Cause’
The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :
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Last Updated on May 9, 2023