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Clearing Your Land to Stop Deadly Brush Fires

20 Aug Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Clearing Your Land to Stop Deadly Brush Fires
Clearing Your Land to Stop Deadly Brush Fires
 

Fires affect various parts of the country’s wildland at certain times of the year. The regions where fires are likely to occur are referred to as regimes of natural burning. Ecologists point out that a wildfire is significant in the replenishment of the soil among other benefits. However, a forest fire can be quite damaging to property and has even led to loss of lives in some cases.

Though the causes of a forest fire vary, there are certain conditions that instigate the conflagrations. One of these conditions is the presence of fuel. In this case, fuel stands for anything that acts as a catalyst in exacerbating the fire including dry plants, oxygen and any other flammable material.

There are a number of benefits that accrue to those who seek professional assistance. Land clearing professionals carry their own tools. It can be quite expensive for homeowners to buy all the tools needed for a landscaping task. The professionals also have extensive plant knowledge and know which plant species are suitable for the environment and which ones can lead to a wildfire. This knowledge extends to geography; landscapers are alive to various environmental issues such as soil erosion, and how hills and valleys affect the spread of fires. They will therefore provide measures on how environmental factors in the land can be managed to minimize losses in case of fire.

There are two major categories of causes of this natural disaster: man-made and natural. The latter is the major cause of fire in a wildland. Most of the fires that occurred between 1990 and 1999 were caused by lightning.

There are certain plants that easily catch fire. Such plants include grass, shrubs and pine among others. Homeowners can secure their homes against the natural disaster by hiring land clearing professionals to clear brushes and shrubs that could start a fire.