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    Fire needs three conditions if it is to occur. One is oxygen, the second is heat and the third is fuel. Control burning is technique used to manage bushfire risk. The purpose is to reduce the level of vegetation fuel through burning an area under controlled conditions and to lower the risk of uncontrolled destructive fire as fuel is the only condition that it is possible to really control. It is a process of planning and applying fire in a defined and bound area under specific environmental conditions, to reduce the fire fuel. During the process of control burning it is important that the fire must move with wind (heading fire), against the wind (backing fire) or at the right angle to the wind (flanking fire). According to Australian Parks and wildlife, scientific research shows that controlled burning is a very effective management tool. They defended their statement with the proof of the 2011 Perth bushfire where it would have been worse but if it wasn’t limited by prior controlled burning. During control burning process careful instructions needs to be followed: (See figure 3 for the full process full fire management process under the government of South…

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    Thousands upon thousands of acres are lost in forest fires every year. There are so many horrible effects from fires and most of them affect so many people. Studies have shown that out of all of the different methods to decrease fire damage, prescribed burns are the most effective. Prevention is the key to society these days and is definitely an important factor in saving lives. Reduction of fuels, prevention of vegetative communities, and improvement of wildlife habitat are happening because of…

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    her throat. She heard people yelling “Get down! You can get air” but she was focused on getting out of the smoldering building. When she exits she struggles to see, the soot and smoke are burning her eyes. When she finally gets them open she can’t believe what she sees. Fire has been used for years for many purposes, to burn trash, to rid of unwanted trees and brush, to clear land, or just for the average bonfire and s’mores. Most people done see the dangers in it or how incredibly powerful it…

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    Several terminologies have been used worldwide to describe wildfire or forest fire (e.g. Hardy, 2005; Bento-Gonçalves et al., 2012; Eriksen and Prior, 2013; Mhawej et al., 2015). Generally in the United States, these definitions included prescribed fire - which is a controlled burn ignited by human under a controlled environment and on a limited spatial scale. However, in this chapter, we only focus on uncontrolled fire that occurs in the countryside or wildland. Studies such as Kumagai et al.…

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    Prescribed Fire, needed or unneeded? Prescribed fire, the burning of dead or non-living trees, an important subject to people, however, it makes them wonder the perks and downsides of it, but the claim states, should prescribe fire be used, or not needed? Prescribed fire can be important to many people, as a result it can reduce chances of future fires. Prescribed fire can be excellent, for example, it can stop wildfires before they happen. They burn the dead trees which means they can’t catch…

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    Wildland Fire Mitigation

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    While wildfires have been around since the beginning of time, our encroachment into forested areas and dry locations such as southern California requires mitigation to reduce loss of lives and property damage. The most impactful thing I see the communities and individual owners do is vegetation management. There are multiple ways to fight overgrowth of vegetation; prescribed burning, chemical treatments, and mechanical treatments (San Diego County Wildland Fire Task Force Findings and…

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    Wildfire Environment

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    For example, if a prescribed fire isn't planned or overseen well, it can burn out of control as a result. In fact, this has happened before, in which a prescribed fire in the Croatan National Forest in June 14, 2012, got out of control and burned a large portion of the national forest, resulting in the postponement of tourism of the area and polluting the air with smoke and ash. While prescribed fires can get out of control, situations like these are rare, and can be prevented from…

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    project because there was information on the history of fires, severity patterns and succession in relation to the severity of the fires. The information was also helpful because we are specifically looking at the difference of revegetation of a upland dry site and a riparian area after a fire in the Rocky Mountains. They assessed the severity patterns by comparing small fires and larger fires in the last 10 years. To compare patterns they created digital burn severity map layers for 11 large…

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    The Balsam Fir

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    Balsam Fir: The Balsam Fir is an average sized native evergreen tree. It can grow up 40 to 80 feet tall. These trees adapted to the taiga because they grow in acidic soil. Fireweed: The fireweed plants have adapted to become less affected by fires which makes it suitable for the taiga as wildfires are common in the taiga. They also have the ability to grow in all types of soils. Black Spruce: The Black Spruce is a tall tree. It can grow up to 25 meters tall. Douglas-Fir: Douglas-firs are very…

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    Stop Wildfires Before They Start. Wildfires have different names, such as forest fires, bushfires, and unplanned fires, which occur across the globe. Wildfires are an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside area. Wildfires get pretty big in size and they can go at a very fast speed of fourteen miles per hour. Fire can change the speed and the direction at which it spreads out from its original source. It can be devastating because fire has the ability to…

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