Choose the incorrect statement from the following. Forest fires are usually due to: (a) carelessness of humans (b) heat of sun (c) cutting of trees (d) lightning strike

(c) cutting of trees

One of the main reasons for the forest fire is the hands of human beings. Most fires that are started by natural causes are started by lightning. Other natural causes include volcanic eruptions and sparks from falling rocks.Forest fires cause lots of damage, some of them are –

  • loss of wildlife habitat
  • extinction of plants and animals
  • destroys the nutrient rich topsoil
  • reduction in forest cover
  • loss of valuable timber resources
  • ozone layer depletion, loss of livelihood for tribal people and poor people
  • increase in global warming
  • increase in carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere

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