UPDATE – If you watched the evening news anytime during the past two weeks, you saw images of forest fires roaring through suburban neighborhoods in California. Does global warming have anything to do with this? UPDATE: Thanks to lower winds and the tireless efforts of firefighters, the California fires are finally winding down. Can a wildfire ever put ITSELF out? In theory it could, but it’s unlikely.
LiveScience.com reports that fires give off heat and hot air rises. When it hits the cooler air above it, the water in the air condenses into cumulus clouds. These COULD turn into thunderstorms, releasing enough water to put out the fire that created them.