The Effects of Fire to Environment 

» Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Fire to Environment | 0 comments

One of the most tragic events that people don’t want to experience is fire. The damage is huge and restoration will take long. It’s not the property which is damaged; it also has damages to people’s health and environment. Take the California wildfire for example; the fire damage impacted the environment and the wildlife. There is a recorded 100,000 wildfire in the US alone, which destroyed over 9 million acres of land. Fire is deadly; once it’s not stopped it’s going to destroy infrastructure and wildlife. In this article, we will focus more on the environmental damage brought by fire.  

Wildfires commonly occurred in wildland areas, but they can also affect agricultural resources and houses if it’s fast spreading and near the towns. Global warming is one of the top reasons why wildfire happens, greenhouse gas emissions are increased.  

Effects of Wildfire 

1. Takes Away Wildlife and Vegetation 

After a great wildlife like the current one, inhabitants of wildlife became homeless, and they got nowhere to go. An immense wildlife also affects home and vegetation. Millions of dollars are spent for the fire damage restoration especially if it affected a large area. Vegetation becomes obsolete especially if a farm is near the wildfire. Re-building the homes and taking care of the areas of vegetation will take a lot of time and money.  

2. Soil is Destroyed 

Once a wildfire takes over the land, the soil is completely destroyed. We all know that the soils in the wildlife are composed of natural ingredients like decaying debris and nutrients that help the trees and plants grow. Once the wildfire affects the soil, the nutrients are gone. It will take years to fertilize the soil again and grow some plants in the area.  

3. Kills Animals 

One of the most devastated in these tragic times is the animals. It is sad, but it’s a fact that once wildfire hits the forest, the inhabitants don’t only lose homes, most of them also die. If there are too many animals that die in wildfire, it affects the balance of our ecosystem.  4

4. Dead Trees and Plants 

Obviously, if there’s a wildfire, almost all the plants and trees are gone. Aside from the inhabitants, the plants are also greatly affected. It makes the area a dead place. It also affects the oxygen level of the area. The less plants and trees we have, the less clean air we breathe. So if the destruction  

5. Soil Erosion 

When firefighters rescue and try to put out the fire, they will use a lot of water to do it effectively. Wildfire is not the same with those house fires, so rescuers will really use many resources to put out the water. Too much water in the soil will lead to erosion, making most of the area more difficult to restore.  

6. Air Pollution 

The fire creates smoke, and those large amounts of smokes are releases into the air which is a cause of air pollution. Smoke and ash can affect the people’s health, especially those who suffer from allergies.  

 

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