wildfire:science

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  • the thomas fire was 154 acres bigger than the 2003 cedar fire in san diego. 
  • WILDFIRE
  • Thousands of fire fighters and air pilots where fighting the fire and 15 people died. 
  • One of california's largest wildfire 273,400 acres at 6;28pm on december 4,2017 this wildfire is known as the thomas wildefire 
  • the thomas wildfire was casued by dead vegitation and heavy winds 
  • By the time the thomas fire hit 230,00 acres it was put on the top 5 california
  • the last time the slopes and canyons burned in the mountains east of santa barbra was in 1970
  • you cant  really predict a wildfire but 90% of the time its caused by human carelessness usally caused by campfires. But 10% of the time its caused by lightning hitting a nearby tree causing it to catch fire 
  • when you see a wild fire call 9-1-1 ASAP
  • make a plan ,know of a safe place to go and let your friends and family know your plans 
  • How to prepare:
  • reguarly clean your roof and gutters and get out dead leaves.
  • fill up a bath tub or buckets with water 
  • makesure to reveiw your homeowners insurance policy and update a list of your homes contents 
  • keep your televison or radio on to hear updates about the fire 
  • if you are trapped in your home you must remain calm,keep  your family  together and call the police 
  • if your trapped in your vehicle you must park clear of vegetation,close all windows and air vents then  get in the floor of your car and cover up with a blanket or a jacket then you can call 9-1-1
  • another technology is the fire truck because the big hoses help stop the fire completley and it holds much more water than a bucket 
  • sources: www.latimes.com/local/lanow /la-me-thomas- fire-explainer-20171211-htmlstory.html www.ready.gov/wildfires www.readyforwildfire.org/what-to-do-if-trapped/
  • one technology that is great to keep the damages from being as bad is a bucket because you can fill it with water and put out some of the fire 
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