Wildfire: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

California Wildfires: Thousands of people evacuated to avoid unavoidable circumstances

California has been battling against massive wildfires which broke out last week. Nearly 771,000 acres of land and 100 homes have reportedly been destroyed by the wildfires. Considering the impact the authorities had issued evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of people. What are the possible causes of California wildfire? Combination of factors like climate ..

Forest Fires of Amazon

A slew of forest fires have appeared in the rainforests of the Amazon, which causing large parts of the forest to go up in flames and has destroyed biomass accumulated over  millions of years of accumulated biomass in an instance. While forest fires in the Amazon are not new, this year a record 73000 forest ..

Forest Fires in The Amazon Rainforests

The rapidly changing climate has led to a rise in global temperatures worldwide. The change in climate can be attributed with doubt to human activities like burning fossil fuels and deforestation. However, there are a few bulwarks before runaway climate change. One of the main bulwarks against climate change are the rainforests of Amazon. However, ..

China forest fire: 30 dead

Around 30 people killed including 27 fire fighters in China. The fire broke on Saturday in Siachuan province. The sudden change in the wind direction caused a huge fire ball. The local authorities employed 689 people to put off the fire. The fire was blazing at an altitude of 3, 800 metres. The team sent ..

Emergency declared in California anticipating wild fires

Following the burning of more than 1.8 hectares of forest land in 2018, precautionary steps are being done in California. California receives its rainfall during winter. The vegetation dries in summer kindling fires. Forest fires also occur during the months of October in California. This is driven by the Santa Ana winds that bring dry ..