Wildfires SS10

Wildfires SS10

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  • A Summary of "How Wildfires Work"
  • By Mattias Kehler
  • Fires require what is called the fire triangle, which is heat, fuel, and oxygen. Without one of these elements, the fire cannot succeed.
  • With all three of these elements, however, wildfires can be one of the most destructive disasters on earth. An average of 5 million acres burn every year in the U.S.
  • Believe it or not, the majority of wildfires are human caused.
  • After a fire has been started, there are three elements that determine how it spreads: fuel, weather, and topography. Similar to the fire triangle, all three elements together can be disastrous.
  • With enough surrounding fuel, the fire can spread quickly and intensely. The heat dries the surrounding brush, causing the fire to spread even more.
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