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Lightning moving close to the ground in Magalia, CA last July, months before the Camp Fire

I made a fire defense space about 100' by 50' behind my two level home on a 20% slope surrounded by old, tall pines. On July 14, 2018, I saw thin white jagged lines moving across the open space that ...
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Does anyone know a book/article/research that talks about forest fire prevention?

In my college we have to start our thesis in the third semester, so I'm going to do a research about forest fire and its prevention. However, I'm struggling to find a article that talks about that ...
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Why don't forest fires in Western Australia get as much attention as forest fires in the southeast of the country (including SA)? [closed]

WA gets plenty hot and dry in the summer (especially Exmouth and points south where Top End moisture isn't as prevalent), but I don't hear so much about catastrophic forest fires hitting WA, like I do ...
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When did wildfires start to occur on earth?

An oxidizer, fuel, and heat are needed for a fire. When considering oxygen as the oxidizer, an oxygen concentration of approximately 16% is required for combustion. Plant material is the fuel ...
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With humans out of the equation, what could cause forest fire?

Absent human activity, what does cause forest fires? I mean aside from lightning strikes, which are usually accompanied by water in the form of rain, and very rare events like volcanic eruptions or ...
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Why are there no wild fires in New England?

I used to live in San Diego and I remember the occasional wild fire; My dad standing on the roof, watering it with a garden hose. I have lived in New England, however, for the last 40 years and have ...