Forest Fires

By David Johnson

What is a forest fire?

A forest fire is a fire that appears in nature that is uncontrollable. Forest fires can grow huge and cover a wide area and cause a lot of damage. Not only can forest fires cause a lot of damage but there really hard for people to gain control of the situation. Many of the forest fires are caused by humans, about 9 out of 10 forest fires are caused by humans.

Civil protection and Emergency planning

Where is this natural disaster is mostly likely to take place and why not other locations?

Wild fires can show up really anywhere with plant life. The most common places for forest fires to show up are in the United States and Canada. The climate they occur in are more moist and wet climates with long dry and hot periods witch will cause a forest fire to start. There are other common places for forest fires to appear such as Australia and in the Western Cape of South America.

Crystal Wicker

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How Forest Fires relates to Meteorology

Forest fires are created by very dry and hot periods witch are caused by the atmosphere. When there are dry and hot periods were the vegetation does get moist it becomes dry and with the hot temperatures it makes it easy for a forest fire to erupt. That is all part of Meteorology because the dry and hot periods are caused by the atmosphere.

How to Survive a Forest Fire

Tips to surviving a forest fire

  1. If your in the area of a forest fire don't try to stop it the best thing to do is run and get help
  2. keep calm and think about you're options
  3. Keep you're cloths on and try to get more because cloths can protect you from the heat coming from the fire
  4. If you see the fire try to avoid it at all cost, and if you're cough in it try to find an escape route

Bear Miller

Warning signs that this disaster might take place.

Some Warning signs that this disaster might take place are as followed


  • High Humidity with little to no rain
  • Very dry and hot periods
  • Warmer global temperatures.

Union of the Concerned Scientist

Lutgens Tarbuck