Wild Fires

Human Dependence Project

1. Main Issues ( First Photo)

1. Wild fires can clear 4 million to 5 million acres.

2. Wild fires happen so quickly its hard to stop them.

2. Negative Effects

1. "Wild fires destroy homes, lives, and many acres of land."

2. "If heavy rains occur after a fire there will be landslides, ash flows, and flash flooding that can damage property."

3. Areas Effected (Second Photo)

Wild fires are common in western, dry areas. In the US they are most common on the west coast in California.

4. Wildlife Affected, How are they affected.

The species of animals effected can go from bugs to huge mammals. The homes of birds get burnt down, leaving them homeless. The mammals, like deer and moose have tofind new places to live, eat, and drink. Any animals home can be burnt down. Their food source could disappear. Wild life is extremely affected.

5. Does this Effect League City?

Wild Fires probably do not affect League City. We live in an area where there are not many trees. Wild fires tend to happen in areas with lots of trees and wilderness, which we don't have.

6. People Effected

People can be affected by wild fires. Peoples homes can be burnt straight to the ground. Wild fires produce a smoke that has a pollutant in it. Which can strongly affect peoples health. Wild fires can be near highways which can make drivers not be able to see, because of the smoke, leading to bad car accidents.

7. What causes the issue

"As many as 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States are caused by humans. Some human-caused fires result from campfires left unattended, the burning of debris, negligently discarded cigarettes and intentional acts of arson. The remaining 10 percent are started by lightning or lava."

8. Solutions and Preventions

"1. Check the weather. It is never a good idea to engage in any type of burning if there are high winds."

2. "Only use easily controlled locations for burning. Make sure all campfires occur in fully surrounded fire pits and limit the size of all fires."

3."Do not burn anything unusual or combustible. It is common for people to throw garbage or other things into campfires, but these foreign materials can occasionally react violently to fires and lead to a quickly spreading fire."

New Solutions

To stop wild fires, people should only go camping on actual camp grounds. Like areas that are meant for camping, and not just in complete wilderness. Also people can help by putting out their fires once they are done using them.
Drone Flying in a Wildfire: Phantom in the Flames

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