The effects of one can result in death or serious injury and homes, buildings, or even whole communities. These often affect large areas which allow them to spread so far and be so powerful. Not only just the fire affects people, but the smoke created by it can also give people health problems. Wildfires are most powerful with little to no rain and high wind speeds. Wildfires can kill insects that can spread disease and clean areas with bacteria and scattered pieces of waste. While wildfires do have some positive effects, you can not look towards them when lives are lost. You can not control where a wildfire will lead to and it takes a long time to put one out. In a discussion, someone brought up how your insurance does not cover property that is burned down. I believe this is very absurd considering the fact that you were not responsible for it. Even some planned fire can go out of hand leading to major destruction and injuries. According to npr.org, 60 percent of wildfires in national parks are caused by humans and in all forests human cause 84! Because of this stat, it makes it very hard to debate about this, although I believe instead of debating on the topic, people should try to raise awareness to cause less
Texas is home for 25 million residents and the population will continue to rise in the future. The Lone Star is a great place to start your careers or to build a family because of the available resources and a wide range of opportunities. However, on the other hand, comparing to other states, the weather in Texas is extreme and unpredictable. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas is one of the three natural disaster states in the nation. Same as other natural disasters, wildfires in Texas can be hazardous because they can burn down resources, destroy wildlife and can put a great cost on property restoration. Fire hazards are at greater risk in regions with a big gap differences between their wet and dry seasons. Rainy season give
In “To Build a Fire,” the story of an unnamed man traveling along the Yukon Trail with a dog is told. Throughout the story, the man’s death is foreshadowed. The husky that he is traveling with has a natural instinct and understands, seemingly more than the man, that traveling the Yukon Trail in the freezing cold temperatures is extremely dangerous. The man soon learns how cold it is when he spits. His saliva turns into ice before hitting the ground, and he knows this means that it is more than fifty degrees below freezing. Despite the obvious danger and forewarning from an older man, the man and dog continue along the trail. The temperature is the main factor resulting in his death. The human body has limits,
It is true that prescribed fires do sometimes turn into wildfires and some say because of this there shouldn 't be any controlled fires at all, that they do more harm to the environment then good. But it is quite the contrary prescribed fires recycle minerals and other nutrients back into the soil for later use by new plants and animals. Plus with out the controlled fires there would be much more fuel for later wildfires which would in turn make the wildfires much harder to control and take care of. Though there are wildfires that started out as prescribed fires the good out way the bad. By keeping the fire fuel down, adding nutrients back into the soil, and helping native plants and animals
Likewise, it kills individuals… Wildfires are more destructive when they're out of control. Those are the cons to wildfires. We may think, is there a good side to wildfires, like a pro? Shockingly, yes, wildfires fires can be valuable as well. Rapidly spreading fires dispose of dead matter in the timberland that can really bring about a fierce blaze. Wildfires assists with wiping out nuisances and the waste that can make them more inclined to happen. Along these lines, wildfires are diminished. Bugs and pests can convey diseases that flames prevent from spreading. When parts of the backwoods are blazed, it makes it easier for plants to get sun and precipitation which will assist the plants with growth. Additionally, it can prompt new plants development. Wildfires make the forest more noticeable to animals and humans and it reduces the fuel load build
Firefighting is a professionalism that requires courage, dedication and commitment from those who are involved with it. Firefighting began in ancient Egypt and spread to the West into Europe and America. The history looks at the pioneers, its evolution and the improvements innovation has brought in.
Bushfires account for approximately 15% of major disasters in Australia, making them the third most common of Australia’s disasters, following severe storms and transport disasters (1). The Black Saturday bushfires are still, to date, Australia’s worst bushfire disaster and are ranked second among Australia’s natural disasters, causing the highest recorded number of lives lost to Australian bushfires (1, 2). Furthermore, it is one of the world’s worst wildfire disasters in history, costing more than AUD 4 billion (3). With over 400 recorded bushfires occurring on this day, the area damaged was vast and included a combination of areas (1). It involved the collaboration and commitment of a range and high volume of emergency service personnel
Throughout the course of humanity, fire has always been an essential source of survival. Due to its impact on human history, over the years, it has been interpreted by a variety of cultures in many different ways. In literature, since fire is considered a tangible object, it is often used to embody an intricate concept or idea. Ray Bradbury incorporates the literary technique of symbolism in the novel, Fahrenheit 451, in order to illustrate the significance of fire in a dark and empty dystopia where ignorance is a societal norm. In this corrupt society, the presence of fire is crucial because it represents the concepts of destruction and authority, enlightenment and reformation, and warmth and relief.
On the seventh of February 2009, the Black Saturday Bushfire burnt across the state of Victoria. The most devastating bushfire in the Australian history. It is considered to be one of the deadliest fires to burn in Australia as it managed to burn down over 4500-square-kilometres of land, destroy 2029 homes, kill 173 people, injure 5000 people and kill thousands of animals. Individuals, groups and government stood together to help the victims in any possible way. They did so by donating money individually, communities helping the victims and government assisting them financially.
The California Wildfires have stretched over 229 square miles and destroyed 1,750 homes and other structures firefighters are going what they can to save every home that has a chance. The drought is what these fires because of everything being so dry and CAlifornia already being temperature hot the fires just start popping up
I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flames.’
Several days passed after our venture on Butte Mountain, and I received a text from my friend Karly. She informed me about the Butte Mountain wildfire that started the day before. The cause of the fire was still unknown, but the fire had already consumed 71,000 acres of land. I cannot say if it was simply a coincidence that the fire started the week after we left, or if our intrusion had something to do with it. All I know is something on that mountain did not want us to
Hot and dry conditions cause earth surface to be drier and this lead to massive wildfires which destroy wildlife habitat and inject huge amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. There are some positive impacts of wildfires on the environment, wildfires clean up a forest of dead and decaying matter. They maintain ecosystem balance by removing diseased plants and harmful insects and regeneration of seeds through sunlight. They kill invasive species, allowing for indigenous species to continue thriving. Wildfires can engender flash flood conditions and enable soil erosion, with an increase in water runoff. Aside from deforestation, wildfires affect habitat of the environment population and distribution of species after incident is not the same. It poses risks to human life and health due to heavy smog released in the atmosphere that can cause respiratory diseases. Damages the
Sustainable forest management requires three major criteria which are the maintenance of ecological processes within the forest (soil formation, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles), maintenance of biodiversity of forest, improving the net social benefits derived from the mixture of forest uses within the constraints by considering the future. Forest provides habitats for more than half of the fauna and flora on the Earth (SCBD, 2001). Forest biome plays an important role in mitigating climate change by serving as carbon sinks (Hassan et al., 2005). Forest land is the most fundamental natural resources which become reduced mainly due to anthropogenic pressures. For proper management of land, it is essential to have information about existing land cover and about the naturalness of the land. The increment in forest cover does not mean that
Today in this paper I am going to write about the major differences between the origin of a fire or explosion, and the cause and determination of a fire. I will first separate the two subjects, then give a few examples of clear differences between them, give a partial scenario, and a conclusion to hopefully give a clear meaning to both terms. Now without further due, I would like to present my thoughts and findings about determining the fire’s origin.