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Wildfires. By: Brandon Head. What is a Wildfire?. A wildfire is a massive fire caused in the forest. Wildfires destroy huge amounts of land and can cause a large amounts of casualties. How do we measure it?.

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Wildfires

By: Brandon Head


What is a Wildfire?

  • A wildfire is a massive fire caused in the forest. Wildfires destroy huge amounts of land and can cause a large amounts of casualties.


How do we measure it?

  • The answer to that is that we don’t have a scale used to measure wildfires. We just see how much it burned.


When it happens

  • Wildfires usually happen during early spring or summer. However, wildfires can happen at any time conditions are right.


How can you stay safe?

  • People start most wildfires

  • Contact local fire department to learn fire safety laws

  • Create a 30-100 ft safety zone around your yard

  • Always listen to local fire officials


Common places for wildfires

  • Wildfires can happen anywhere that there is low moisture and has lots of flammable grass or wood.

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Facts about wildfires

  • An average of 1.2 million acres of U.S woodland burn every year

  • 4 out of every 5 wildfires are caused by people

  • Surface fires-most common type of wildfire, move slowly across land

  • Ground fire-usually caused by lightning, burn through root system

  • Crown fire-spread by winds along tops of trees


Studying wildfires

Meteorologists study wildfires only for right conditions.

Scientists cannot predict when wildfires will happen because most wildfires are caused by a person’s actions.


Past wildfires

  • June 3rd, 2007 Sequoia National Park in California

  • September 5th, 1881 Lower peninsula of Michigan

  • June 22nd, 1988 Yellowstone National Park

  • April 16th, 2007 Georgia and Florida

  • 1983 Victoria, Australia


Sources

  • Ask.com

  • Google.com

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  • http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/wildfire/

  • http://www.weather.com/ready/fire/facts.html


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