Why Do Wildfires Start?

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In the world there are many natural disasters. Even though there are many, wildfires are the most interesting. Wildfires has many aspects such as the cause, the cost, who helps after, and where they occur. WIldfire can be divided into four different groups such as science, math, health, and social studies. Why do wildfires start? 90% of wildfires are started by humans the other 10% is either started by lightning, lava, or natural causes. As a matter of fact the driving force for a wildfire is hot, dry, and humid temperatures ,heat wave, drought, human carelessness, lightning and lava. If there is a drought happening that will increase the chances of a wildfire because if there is no water keeping the ground …show more content…

It covers dwellings, personal property, additional living expenses, and landscape. It would be a very good idea to get homeowners insurance especially if you live by an area that had many wildfires.

After a wildfire Red Cross is one of the many first aid disaster relief programs the helps after a wildfire. Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes. They go wherever they are needed. No one else does what they do not even the government. Between 1990 and 2013 there has been 53 firefighter deaths caused by wildfires. I know that may not seem like a lot for that many years but it is especially to those firefighters families. During a wildfire there are tiny particles in the air and those particles enter deep into our lungs. Those tiny particles triggers asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and can kill some people. The fire creates carbon monoxide and it goes into the air. People at risk during a wildfire are children, teenagers, people with diabetes, pregnant women, older adults, and people with heart or lung disease.

However 90% of wildfires are started by humans the other 10% is caused by either lightning, lava or natural causes. Humans are so careless that they leave their campfires started, throw cigarettes on the ground, and so much more. A heat wave can also cause a wildfire because of the heat it will cause the soil to become dry. A drought is another

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