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Fort McMurray Wildfire

What is a Wildfire?

A Wildfire is a large, adverse fire that spreads quickly over a forest or brush.

What Renewable Resources are lost in forest fires?

Renewable resources that are lost in forest fires are:

Water: Water is impacted by the forest fires because when the fire is burning the trees there could be trees near the river and the burnt leaves are falling in to the water and maybe some animal might want to drink the water but there is burnt leaves that may come in it's mouth and kill him or make him sick. There another way that forest fires can effect water is by the smoke caused by the fire. The smoke contains Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide.

What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.

What is Carbon Dioxide? a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis.


Trees: Trees are impacted by forest fires becasue they are the ones that get caught on fire and it is bad when that happens becaus ehtey produce oxygen. But the ones that are burnt can't re-grow so that effects us by having less oxygen probably by 0.1%.

One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of four." That same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year."


Leaves: Leaves are impacted by these fores fires because not only the fire catches on the log of the tree, it catches all the way to the top of thee trees and that burns the leaves and they either fall off or they stay on the tree until it falls. This impacts insects that eat leaves and plants in the forest, because if there are no plants for them in the forest they may die. Forest fires don't only catch on trees, they also catch on plants around.

What Non-Renewable resources are lost in forest fires?

Soil: Soil can be impacted in a forest fire by the fire usually decreasing the total nutrient pool on a site of a forest.
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