DMPQ- What are forest Fires? What are the causes of Forest fires?

Forests fires are as old as the forests themselves. They pose a threat not only to the forest wealth but also to the entire regime to fauna and flora seriously disturbing the b

io-diversity and the ecology and environment of a region. During summer, when there is no rain for months, the forests become littered with dry leaves which could burst into flames ignited by the slightest spark. Forest fire causes imbalances in nature and endangers biodiversity by reducing faunal and floral wealth.

Causes of Forest Fires:

  • High summer temperature
  • Low humidity
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Level of moisture in the soil
  • Duration of dry spells
  • Man Made causes: flame, cigarette, electric spark
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