Learning how to handle fire was one of the most
important breakthroughs made by prehistoric man.
But when a combustible material combines with oxygen,
it can turn into an inferno within minutes, causing
destruction on a grand scale.
(Natural Disasters, Readers Digest 1996.)
(Natural Disasters Readers Digest 1996)
There are many different conditions that can trigger a bushfire, including dry weather, high temperatures and flammable vegetation. In remote bushland areas lightning is the most common igniter.
Australia is a popular area for bushfires due to its high temperatures, dry climate and weather patterns. If there is an area of bush near a town or city, arsonists and negligent people are the greatest starters of fires.
High temperatures of 40 degrees Celcius and very gusty winds spread fire over vast distances. Arsonists started the fires
Royal National Park and 6,000,000 square hectares completely destroyed
Dry Conditions (After a year of drought)
1300 square kilometers of trees destroyed
Yellowstone National Park, Alaska
A dry summer ideal bushfire conditions
Blackened huge tracts of forests
San Fransisco, California
400 houses where completely destroyed
Small fire outbreaks after another dry summer
Swept through forests and dry scrub destroyed part of the Canadian Province
EXODUS :- 3:2
And the Angel of the Lord appeared
to him in a flame of fire from the midst
of the bush. So he looked, and behold,
the bush burned with fire, but the bush
was not consumed.