Wildfires, including forest fires, are a major concern when travelling overland, or camping.



You do not want to start a wildfire. One cigarette stump in the wrong place can cause destruction of vast areas. The wildfire can in some circumstances begin hours after you left.

Wildfires can spread fast in windy conditions. You have to have good margins in an unknown area, where your road or your means of transportation may be affected.

The smoke from wildfires is unhealthy. Major wildfires from hundreds of kilometres away can sometimes be similar to passive smoking – possibly a real problem if you have asthma or similar.

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