Forest Fire Risk Assessment Using Hotspot Analysis in GIS
Safwanah Ni’matullah Binti Mohd Said1, El-Said Mamdouh Mahmoud Zahran2, *, Shahriar Shams1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 786
Last Page: 801
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-11-786
Article History:Received Date: 22/06/2017
Revision Received Date: 26/08/2017
Acceptance Date: 16/09/2017
Electronic publication date: 12/10/2017
Collection year: 2017
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0), a copy of which is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Present intensifying forest fire incidents are becoming a major concern as they pose threats to the environment, economy and human’s safety. This paper aims to identify forest fire hotspots using advanced hotspot analysis in the Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and suggest appropriate preventive measures.
Brunei Darussalam is one of the Southeast Asian countries that is significantly affected by the increase in forest fire incidents in this region. Brunei Muara is the worst-hit district by forest fire in Brunei Darussalam, and hence it was selected as a case study for this research.
Results and Conclusion:
This research identified and prioritized forest fire hotspots, highlighted the shortage of fire stations within the identified hotspots and suggested the suitable locations for new fire stations in Brunei Muara district.