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10Feb 20
Long-burning fires in Australia create “fire clouds”

Long-burning fires in Australia create “fire clouds”

Fires have been burning throughout Australia for months. In some cases, fire clouds are forming. They are created by intense heat and moisture in the atmosphere. And produce thunderstorms. This can lead to strong winds and lightning, which can create more fires. Fire clouds can also affect air quality. Researchers…

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