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Com/ngexplorer/0111/adventures This forest fire website includes photos, videos, and audio clips. com/kids Learn about forests and Smokey Bear, then play forest fire games. htm Learn more about forest fires and how to keep them from happening. 30 Glossary firebreak: a path that is cleared in order to stop a fire. Trees and other things that can burn are taken out of this path. fire season: the time of year when most forest fires happen. It is usually a time of year when it does not rain much. It can be from early spring to late fall.
He or she may watch from a high tower or from an airplane. 31 Index animals and forest fires, 14, 21 campfires, 11, 25 causes of forest fires, 9–11 firebreaks, 17 firefighters, 17–18 fire season, 23 fuel, 6–8, 13, 17, 23, 28 lightning, 9 oxygen, 6, 8, 13, 18, 20, 28 preventing forest fires, 25 putting out forest fires, 17–20 rain, 20 spotters, 5 heat, 6, 8, 9, 18, 20, 23, 28 32 wind, 13 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK Do you know . . • how forest fires start? • how firefighters put out forest fires?
Did you know that some forest fires burn underground? This kind of fire is called a ground fire. 29 Further Reading Books Demarest, Chris L. Hotshots! New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003. Erlbach, Arlene. Forest Fires. Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 1995. Rivera, Sheila. Forest. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2005. com/ngexplorer/0111/adventures This forest fire website includes photos, videos, and audio clips. com/kids Learn about forests and Smokey Bear, then play forest fire games.