Different terms are used around the world to refer to these fires, which may be caused by humans or natural forces like lightening, and which often cause a lot of damage. They may occur in forests, grasslands, or farming areas, and sometimes burn for days or weeks before being brought under control.

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Bush Fires and Wild Fires
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Reports and photographs from major bushfires in Australia, as well as a historical list.
BushFires Clearly Explained
[ Kids/Teens ] Describes how they start, what effect they have on the environment, and what people can do to manage them properly. Includes diagrams of the way a bushfire develops.
Canberra's Bushfire Pictures
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Galleries of photographs taken during the fires which destroyed forests, homes, and farms around the national capital of Australia in January 2003.
From Space to the Outback
[ Mature Teens ] NASA's Earth Observatory explains how satellites are used to provide details on Australian bushfires.
Wikipedia: Wildfire
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Illustrated explanation of the types, causes, effects and prevention. Includes photographs from around the world.
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