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IPFS News Link • Natural Disasters

What Is a Wildfire and How to Prepare for One

•, Brian Duff

This guide will take a closer look at what a wildfire is, what causes it, and how you can prepare for it.

By the end of this guide, you'll better understand what to do if you find yourself in a wildfire.

What is a wildfire?

Wildfires are uncontrolled forest fires that often occur in wildland vegetation. They can happen anytime and anywhere in the world. Some of the most destructive wildfires have occurred in the United States and Australia.

Wildfires typically start from a small fire, which then quickly grows out of control due to the spread of flames and the growth of the fire.

Early warning systems, such as forest fire lookout towers, can help identify potential wildfires before they cause too much damage. However, once a wildfire starts, it cannot be easy to contain.