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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fire - A boon or a bane!

There are several things we should be thankful for to mankind. Imagine a world where no one would wear clothes, or if we were still living in the ages where there was no concept of electricity or even concrete. Life sure would have been different but the good thing is we kept inventing, figuring out ways to make ourselves comfortable.


The Rim Fire burned more than 250,000 acres (1,000 km2) of forest near Yosemite National Park, in 2013


One such essential - element of life is Fire. What if that person had never rubbed two stones to get that slight spark! Well, we'd still be eating Freeze Dried food - not by choice. Having said that, we have not always appreciated everything we invented. Apart from being careless and reckless with fire, we have had multiple instances with fire as a natural disaster. The most common such disaster is Wildfire, we have heard instances of wildfires at large in the recent past and it continues to grow, causing damage to natural wildlife, property and lives as we know.







The more we take from nature, the more nature takes from us. We will not even go into Global Warming, wildfires are results of drastic climate change, drought, drastic heat that causes vegetation to burn. It could be a cigarette that you did not stomp or it could be lightning, sparks from a power line. Who would have known that a wide spread wildfire is good for the vegetation, it helps different species of plants grow. Periodic controlled burning is a method people use to diversify plants and shrubs.


The things to be prepared in the event of a Wildfire:

  • If you live in an area with dry vegetation around, ensure you always keep your surroundings clean and avoid garbage around the house.
  • Ensure you have a Bug-Out-Plan with food, drinking water and other essentials for yourself and pets. 
  • Be a responsible smoker, ensure not to discard any cigarette that could start a fire.
Be aware of surroundings and put your emergency plan to practice immediately at the sign of danger.


Did you know??

Earth is the only known planet where fire can burn. No other planet has enough oxygen!. Beat that!!

Be Prepared & Fortify!





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