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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

Wildfires

By: Brandon Head


What is a wildfire
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sources

  • Ask.com

  • Google.com

  • Clipart

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

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


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