How do Wildfires Spread?

Wildfire suppression in the United States costs an average of $3 billion a year, with the six worst fire seasons since 1960 occurring in the last 15 years.   As part of fire class, we explored how scientists model wildfire and ran some of our own simulations on Scratch and on paper.   The goal was to get past the question “what is fire?” and explore how megafires impact ecosystems today.

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