The true story behind the flames by Natalya and Maggie
What Are Wildfires?
Did you know that firefighters use helicopters to drop a substance called sky jelly to help put out fires faster?
A certain type of beetle can resist the flames. They live in scorched trees, so fire is actually helpful to their way of life.
Most animals actually have instincts that help them survive the fire. (Going to the nearest water source)
Impacts and how we can help
1. They burn down the environment that took tens of years to grow
2. They cause animals that resided in the forested area to lose their homes
3. They can burn down various settlements
And those are a handful of negatives. But, now let's look on the bright side: It creates fertile soil that helps agricultural purposes, and the trees and plants that grow back are stronger and healthier. Now, the impact that it has on humans is mostly bad. Wildfires hurt the air and make it harder for humans to breathe, they can kill their crops and can destroy houses.
What We Can Do
2.Have a plan ahead of time.
3.Get as far away as possible, preferably by a water source if you are near one.
4.Have a way to contact 911 and family-keep a phone handy.
5. Keep on the lookout for falling trees and other alarming signs- it's better to try and prevent fires beforehand.
One of the best ways to avoid wildfires is to know where they are most likely to happen. Some of the common locations are forested areas in the U.S. and Canada.