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  1. Wildfire Cori Webber & Hannah Blomberg

  2. Definition of Wildfire • A Wildfire is “a sweeping and destructive conflagration especially in a wilderness or a rural area” (Merriam-Webster) • This is different from other severe weather because it can be directly caused by humans and it mainly just a huge fire.

  3. Conditions Necessary for Wildfires • Components: • Dry • Drought/ drought-like conditions • Heat source (accidental fire, lightning, etc.) • Fuel (trees, foliage, etc.) • Wind

  4. How Wildfires Happens • Arson • Campfires that are improperly put out • Lightning strikes • The right conditions at the right time (Fuel, heat source, oxygen)

  5. Diagram of Wildfire

  6. Picture of Wildfire

  7. How the Wildfire Affects Humans • Wildfires can cause millions in damage. • They can burn: • Houses • Trees • Property • People

  8. Safety and Preparations for Wildfires • Put out campfires completely • Inspect your house at least twice a year • Plant fire-resistant shrubs • Make sure you have up-to-date smoke alarms • Be prepared! Have a plan for emergencies! • Wear protective clothing when in/near a wildfire

  9. Sources • enviornment.nationalgeographic.com • Google image: “Wildfire” & “Wildfire diagram” • www.nhm.ac.uk • www.ready.gov