Two Sides of Fire. …. Fire can be destructive. But it can be beneficial as well…. Key Points. What Determines fire Behavior? What happens in a forest with no change or lack of fire? Fire kills disease, reduces harmful insect populations, and returns nutrients to the soil.
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…. Fire can be destructive.
But it can be beneficial as well…..
Reduces fuel buildup
Returns nutrients to soil
Can develop into destructive crown fire
Loss of habitat
Soil damage & erosion
Dangerous near urban interfaceControlled Uncontrolled
Forests that have burned within the past 50 years will usually burn near the ground