In Austria, forest fires are of main concern and these threats are continually increasing. Long drought periods and more and more heat days together with human-induced fire sources are resulting in forest fires which are also threatening the villages and cities often very closely situated to the forests. At the outskirts of Vienna, areas like Stammersdorf are directly located next to woods and vineyards. During dry times in the summer, the risk for a wildfire is extremely high. Since the last few years, the area is growing fast and the population is increasing. It also resembles a recreational area for a lot of Viennese inhabitants and is an important agricultural and touristic area. Stammersdorf is a prototype of a suburban area in Vienna with an existing risk of wildfires.
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