Millions of Hectares of forests are destroyed due to Forest Fires every year in Western Canada. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Western Canada mainly comprises of dry boreal forest
  2. Lightning is the most common source for fires in Western Canada

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

As usual, forest of Western Canada has developed around fire causing damage to million hectares of land. Western Canada mainly comprises of dry boreal forests and lightning is the main cause for forest fires in Canada.

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