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Northern California wildfire aftermath.

Northern California wildfire aftermath.

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Northern California wildfire aftermath.

Logan Tronio, Staff Writer

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The final element in my series of the elements of our lives: fire. It is probably the most underrated of the four as many of them are involved in our daily live while fire seems to be more obscure. As modernization has occurred, we have found ways to replace fire like electric lights and stoves. Now it’s seen as a symbol for passion and anger which are trademarks of humanity. This is ironic as fire is symbolic of life as it is fragile as it can be stopped if it doesn’t have air but deadly as it can destroy environments. However, fire has a long history with the human race as we have used it since we discovered it. It would be used for light, cooking and warmth and as we passed through the ages, its capabilities would slowly discovered, such as melting metal and making glass. Then as we progressed it would be phased out as we no longer rely on it as we once did before. Now we commonly see it  in its raw natural form. We see it in nature as wild fires all over the world, and in volcanoes as lava starts fire in the trees. Instead of being used by humans it’s starting to cause more problems that we now have to fix to protect the environment and our own lives. Like the wildfires that affect California each year cause massive amounts of property damage as well as environmental damage. Fire is harder to control as we once thought, as we thought we had mastered so we no longer needed it, but it’s constant destruction causes us to think of solutions to combat fire. But again as we thought we had peace with fire as in the world there is always the threat of nuclear from high tension situations and foreign relations.

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