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Every year parts of our country are hit with intense wildfires. If a wildfire is not controlled, it can be a destructive force of nature. Wildfires put everything in their paths at risk including people, property and nature. Have you ever wondered what makes wildfires grow? Why are some wildfires fast and others slow? Or, what makes a fire become a big fire or a small fire?

In order to answer these questions, we need to explain what things affect wildfires. The main things that affect wildfires are: fuels and weather.

Click here to learn about fuels!