Tagged: wildfire

Humans ignite almost every wildfire that threatens homes - Unsorted

Guest Author Sep 23, 2020

Nathan Mietkiewicz, National Ecological Observatory Network and Jennifer Balch, University of Colorado Boulder CC BY-ND Summer and fall are wildfire season across the western U.S. In recent years, wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate and exposed tens of millions to harmful smoke. Wildfires are a natural disturbance for these regions, but when … Read More

Tasman forest fires – the role of fire breaks - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 29, 2019

Grant Pearce By New Zealand standards, the Pigeon Valley forest fire was a major wildfire. Burning under very dry conditions, it spread rapidly over several days, destroying a house, damaging other buildings and property, and causing the evacuation of more than 3000 residents. It burned 2300ha, which makes it the largest forest fire since the 1955 Balmoral Forest fire in … Read More