is the combination of heat and light that comes from burning substances. Fire is
very hot and should not be handled. Wind will cause fire to spread. Fire needs
oxygen to “live.” Without oxygen, the fire will be smothered.
All forest fires begin on the forest floor. small, flammable objects,
such as debris, twigs, leaves, and small growth will burn first. A forest fire
will start with lightning strikes, or warm, dry conditions. Depending upon the
place, a volcanic eruption could start a fire.
fires are very hard to stop, even with the most well trained,
experienced firefighters. There are many ways firefighters prevent fire from
spreading. For example, they may spread chemicals over wood to, stop the
flammability, smothering materials, or use sand and dirt. Strong wind may make
it very hard to stop a fire.