Nature's Flaming Distructor
Forest Fire Poem
Orange embers swirl down to the ash swept forest floor in a graceful manner
The colossal trees groan in the distance, screaming in the crackling blaze for help.
Vegetation and shrubbery melts in defeat of the towering fiery villain.
Animals and citizens run for their lives, avoiding what looks like certain death if they wait a moment longer.
Creaking, unsteady beams of oak and pine wood threaten to collapse to their own untimely death.
They fall with a tremendous crash, slowly decaying to ash.
A violent wind as hot and dry as burning coals blows in, forming a masquerade with fire and ash as partners in a deadly dance.
The fire spreads on, at fourteen miles an hour, slowly taking more of Mother Nature’s crops for its ungodly hunger.
After thousands of towering trees and small shrubs bow their heads in defeat, the flames fade away with the wind.
Cooling ash sinks into the hard ground, aiding the soil to a healthier state.
The area is now a clean slate, nothing yet to be seen.
A new generation of growth is welcomed, soon to grace us with it’s presence.
"Wildfires." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Jan. 2016.
Information on Forest Fires
Wildfires can cause terrible disasters. Above 100,000 wildfires obliterate four million to five million acres of land yearly in the U.S. Also, their speed can incline up to fourteen miles per hour. Thus meaning that there is time to evacuate the area in time. According to the fire departments, the three conditions for such a thing to happen, known as the fire triangle, are fuel, oxygen, and a heat source. However, fire fighters can rid one of these elements, and it would be significantly easier to get rid of the fire. Plus, wildfires occur most in the western part of the U.S. Finally, wildfires can be helpful, because they return healthy substances to the soil, and act as a disinfectant by removing diseased plantation. In conclusion, wildfires can be terrible disasters.
"Wildfires." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Jan. 2016. <http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/wildfires/>
This famous forest fire happened on October 8th, 1871. This is one of the worst forest fires in history.
As shown in this photograph: Forest fires can spread quickly, and cause massive destruction. (From the Colorado Forest Fire, information below)
Even though this forest has been devastated, it'll soon have a new generation of growth. This is from the ash seeping into the ground, thus giving it more nutrients.