Hall, Leslie
September 2008
National Geographic Explorer;Sep2008, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p8
The article offers information about a wildfire. Wildfire is part of the natural life cycle of a forest. Small wildfires burn dead brush and plants piled up on the forest floor. Wildfires also set the stage for new life. When fire burns tree branches, sunlight can reach the ground. This gives new seedlings a chance to grow. However, wildfires are a growing danger to people in the U.S. Two changes have added to the risk. The first is that more people are moving closer to places that once were wilderness, and the second is global warming.


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