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Gelles 1
Robert Gelles
Professor Sexton
ENF 2
27 November 2019
EXPLORATORY ESSAY carpenter stage
Natural disasters such as wildfires can be devastating. They affect people, animals, and
the environment. Wildfires can destroy homes and entire towns in a matter of minutes, killing or
injuring populations and eradicating anything in their path. Did you know that 90% of all
wildfires are started by humans? “U.S. National Park Service”. I believe that if humans were
considerably mindful, a certain amount of wildfires could be avoided. Not only would it save
countless lives of people and animals, but it could also save a significant amount of money on
damages and a great part of the environment. Dangerous wildfires can be life altering.
Upon starting my research, I know wildfires were destructive and can spread very fast in
dry windy conditions. Often, they are mentioned in the news as occurring commonly in the
western United States and ignite during drought periods in the summer.
1. What is the largest wildfire in history? The largest wildfire was in 1910. This fire
took place in Idaho and Western Montana burnt down three million acres.
2. What are some of the effects of wildfires? Some effects that come with wildfires are
loss of species, high levels of pollution in the air and in the water, and an economic
down turn.

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3. What is the highest number of human fatalities during a wildfire? The highest number
of human fatalities during a wildfire was on November 8th in northern California
where 88 people perished.
4. Can humans eliminate most wildfires? Yes I think if we pay more attention of are
soundings to know not to leave fires, throw cigarettes on the ground.
5. How big of a threat are wildfires? Wildfires can be a big threat to the world. In 2018
25,000 structures were destroyed in the California and camp Woolsey created a big
mess all you can see is were trees used to be they were not there so as house.
6. What is the record of wildfires in California? The total number of wildfires in
California is 8,054 and buildings is 22,751.
7. Do wildfires have a classification system? There are three types of wildfire; ground
fire, surface fire and crown fire and one, two or all of these types of fire may make up
a fire event. A ground fire can occur in any conditions and is where peat, coal, tree
roots or other materials ignite and burn under the ground.
8. How long does it take for wildfire to go out? It depends on the type of fire is across
the country or only a few miles is it big or small and speed of how it burns. Some can
reach up to a speed of 6.7 average but with dry material 14 miles per hour that is
pretty fast and the sad part about it is you only have so much time to escape your
house.
9. Are wild fire good for the world? They are good and bad it creates a new population
for the trees and the animals it is also bad because it destroys are population.
10. What is the longest burning fire in the world? The longest burning fire is the amazon
rainforest it is currently still on fire and destroying are oxygen.

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Gelles 1 Robert Gelles Professor Sexton ENF 2 27 November 2019 EXPLORATORY ESSAY carpenter stage Natural disasters such as wildfires can be devastating. They affect people, animals, and the environment. Wildfires can destroy homes and entire towns in a matter of minutes, killing or injuring populations and eradicating anything in their path. Did you know that 90% of all wildfires are started by humans? “U.S. National Park Service”. I believe that if humans were considerably mindful, a certain amount of wildfires could be avoided. Not only would it save countless lives of people and animals, but it could also save a significant amount of money on damages and a great part of the environment. Dangerous wildfires can be life altering. Upon starting my research, I know wildfires were destructive and can spread very fast in dry windy conditions. Often, they are mentioned in the news as occurring commonly in the western United States and ignite during drought periods in the summer. 1. What is the largest wildfire in history? The largest wildfire was in 1910. This fire took place in Idaho and Western Montana burnt down three million acres. 2. What are some of the effects of wildfires? Some effects that come with wildfires are loss of species, high levels of pollution in the air and in the water, and an economic down turn. Gelles 2 3. What is the highest number of human fatalities during a wildfire? The highest number of human fatalities during a wildfire was on November 8th i ...
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