Wildfires, also known as forest or bush fires, are uncontrolled fires that spread rapidly through vegetation, particularly in wildland areas.
They can ignite spontaneously or be caused by human activities, and are often exacerbated by dry conditions, high winds, and hot temperatures. Wildfires consume everything in their path, causing extensive damage to wildlife habitats, homes, and other structures. They also pose significant risks to human safety and health, through direct exposure and respiratory issues from smoke inhalation. The severity of a wildfire depends on the combustibility of the vegetation, weather conditions, and the speed of response by firefighting services. Effective prevention, early detection, and public awareness are key to managing and mitigating the impact of wildfires.