Weather Tidbits: Wildfire Formation

This Weather Tidbits explains how wildfires form and what to do if you encounter one. Wildfires consists of weather conditions that are of dry vegetation, low humidity and wind; but wildfires are also made easier if an area is under a drought. A fire need 3 things for it to start: a heat source, fuel and oxygen; with brush, prairie grass and trees are excellent fuel for fires. Fires can be triggered by dry lightning; while adding wind will spread the fire and with more wind, a quicker spread. If you are involved in a wildfire, plan to do these 3 things. First, prepare to evacuate; and second, listen to emergency channels and know the status of the fire. Third, put emergency supplies and must have items in you car so you can evacuate immediately.

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