Wildfires are becoming more prevalent.
Generally, there has been increased wildfire activity in countries such
as Germany, Greece, Latvia and the UK in addition to the high-profile wildfires in California and Australia – which have experienced two of the most devastating wildfire events in recent history. Longer, drier periods of weather are strengthening the wildfire fuel triangle: heat source, fuel and strong winds.
While nature can certainly start wildfires through heat sources such
as the sun or lightning, 90 percent of wildfires are manmade, ignited through errant campfires, cigarettes, electrical equipment and arson
all as common culprits. Combining the human element with unmanaged dry vegetation devoid of rain, major wildfires have
become all too common over the last few years.