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Wild Fire

An unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out. source: GFMC

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Chernobyl scientists warn radiation can be unleashed by wildfires

11 Feb 2015, IBTimes

‘In places like Chernobyl and now in Fukushima, we need to prepare for the possibility of these catastrophic fires. And we need to invest in proper management of these areas so they don't go up in smoke,’ said Tim Mousseau of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, a co-author of the study…


Number of wild-fire occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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