Also known as: ‘causeOfWildLandFire’
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.
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Wildland Fire Cause’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:
|Wildland Fire Cause
|Debris, Vegetation Burn
|Misuse Of Fire
|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.
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