Wildfires are one of the most unpredictable natural disasters out there.
Unlike hurricanes or winter storms, they are impossible to forecast ahead of time. They can start up in an instant—after a lightning strike, unattended campfire, or a gender reveal party gone wrong. Researchers estimate that 85% of wildfires are human-caused.
To top it off, wildfires spread extremely quickly—up to and exceeding 10 miles per hour. In just a few hours, a fire that starts off very small can engulf wide swaths of land. Read More