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Forest fire

A forest fire is fire that spreads uncontrollably on forest or wild land,
affecting plant fuels, flora and fauna. A forest fire is distinguished from
other types of fire by its wide extension, the speed with which it can be
extended from its place of origin, its potential to change direction
unexpectedly, and its ability to overcome obstacles such as roads, rivers
and Solar heat causes dehydration in the plants, which recover the water
lost from the substrate. However, when the humidity of the ground drops
to a level below 30%, the plants are unable to obtain water from the soil,
which dries little by little. This process causes the emission into the
atmosphere of ethylene, a chemical compound present in vegetation and
highly combustible.
A double phenomenon then occurs: both the plants and the air that
surrounds them become easily flammable, which increases the risk of fire.
And if these conditions are compounded by the existence of periods of
high temperatures and strong or moderate winds, the possibility of a
simple spark causing a fire become significant.
The causes that cause a forest fire are classified into five major groups:

1. Intentions: After these also highlight the pyromania, hunting,
vandalism or personal revenge. Finally, sometimes the motivation
has to do with driving away animals (wolves, boars.
2. Negligence and accidental causes: the butts and fires badly
extinguished motors and machines, bush burning, power lines,
burning of garbage, forestry work, etc.
3. Lightning: this natural cause represents about 4-5% of cases.
4. Unknown: in about 15% of forest fires it is not possible to
determine the cause.
5. Reproductions of previous fires: a fire is a reproduction of a
previous fire that did not become extinct at all and extends to a new
area.