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Bush fire fury

In the past weeks the trend of bush fires has been rampant. As the temperatures rise during the day, these fires ignite, naturally or by human influence, and spread within seconds.

A forest fire/bush fire/wildfire is a fire that burns in grass, bush or woodland and has the potential to threaten life, property and the environment.

There are several factors that cause a bush fire to thrive. Any fire needs fuel and with dried leaf litter (leaves, twigs, branches) on the ground along with the fresh vegetation, flames can grow and spread. Wind speed, low humidity and topography can cause a flame to spread faster hence most times we will see bush fires spreading up on mountains.

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