Controlled burns and wildfires happen all of the time. Since controlled burns can help the land then why do firemen immediately take action when there is a wildfire? On the other hand, some negatives can come up when doing a controlled burns and having untreated wildfires. Should people create controlled burns and keep wildfires or stop them altogether?
On the other hand, controlled burns can be quite harmful. All the smoke and ashes will definitely pollute the atmosphere. When inhaling the smoke from a controlled burn or any fire it can be dangerous to people's health. Sadly, in Oregon during the year 1988, a 23-car crash that took five lives and injured over 35 people due to a vast amount of smoke from a controlled burn.
Fires happen for a reason and sometimes I think firemen should let them be. Though controlled burns can harm people and the air, they are also great for plant life which people and animals need to live. In addition, I think that extinguishing wildfires right away isn't the best idea until they get out of hand. What do you think? Should we set controlled burns or not? Do you think we should extinguish wildfires right away?
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