You are peacefully strolling toward a nice copse of woodland area in the Big Bend National park. Then something catches your eye. Suddenly a wave of fire comes streaming at you at amazing speed!  You are one of the victims of a wildfire. Sadly, many of these are caused by camper's own carelessness.

What is a wildfire?Edit

A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of flammable vegetation or wilderness.  

Variables that can affect wildfire development; wildfire prediction Edit

Wildfires cannot be predicted. They happen completely by accident or surprise. A wildfire can be started if a camper simply drops a burning match on the forest floor. Maybe a campfire isn't fully put out. Most forest fires, however, are a result of lightning hitting trees.