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What Are The Causes Of Forest Fires?

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Forest fires are one of the greatest natural destroyers of our forests. They occur in tropical as well as in temperate frosts. They can be caused by lightning or by human agents. In the USA alone there are more than 100,000 forest fires a year, destroying millions of hectares of valuable trees. The worst fire occurred in Wisconsin in 1871, killing 1500 people and destroying 5.2 million hectares of forests.

It has been found that about 90% of forest fires are due to human factors. Smokers may start a forest fire by carelessly dropping lighted matches and cigarettes in a forest. Campers and picnickers or tourists may also start a fire by throwing lighted items on the ground or into the bushes. Some times sparks from locomotives powered by coal or wood may also ignite dry grass or trees beside the railway line.

Forest fires may also start spontaneously in hot dry weather. Bush-fires in the summer frequently occur in Australia. Fires lit by shifting cultivators to clear small patches of jungle land for shifting cultivation may get out of control and keep burning, especially when the ground is dry, dead-wood and other flammable vegetation. The 1994 forest fire in Sumatra and Kalimantan burnt the forests of Indonesia for days and weeks, causing acute haze in the neighbouring countries.
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Careless people.play with things that can start a fire.if someone was smoking and dropped it on the ground.
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There are a few things that cause forest fires. One of them is by dropping a lit match on the floor. Chucking something in a bush and the weather playing up.
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Forest fire is caused due rubbing of trees together due to wind causing friction and this gives rise to forest fire .
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Hello
there! Irresponsible smokers, pyromaniacs, excessive heat, can all be the causes
of a forest fire. However, as you must have realised, these reasons can all be
kept under control. Global warming is the main cause nowadays and by simply
being more alert, watchful, cautious and responsible, each of us can possibly
spot things before they get worse!


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Forest fires can be good in some cases because thats how some plants grow by having fires carry the seeds around the causes of a forest fires are from storms, human made,heat,dry air just to name a few.
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Villagers who enters forest land to collect fodders wilingly light the forest floors expecting better growth of grasses in subsequent years.

Some miscreants having grudges with the forest authorities kindles fire in  retaliation.
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The major cause of forest fire is dry air.Because dry air has very low moisture content.When the moisture content goes down it will become dry in daily life if we take out water form anything it will dry,hard and break.same is the cause here.When dry air interact with dry leaves in forest because of firction it will make fire.Which is happening.
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Causes of forest fires affecting the environment
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This is not enough we need scientifict explanation.The information given in this topic is showing that writer has read it some where and put it here
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The fires in the forest mix with snow and oil to create a flame that gets larger as time passes
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The main cause of forest fire is the heat when the place is red hot it catches fire easily due to the medium of air

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