Destruction or loss of forest by fire is fairly common; because trees are highly exposed to fire and once started it becomes difficult to control.
Sometimes, the fire starts by natural process, i.e., by lightning or by friction between trees during speedy winds, while in most cases it is started by man either intentionally or unintentionally.
More destruction has been done after industrial revolution and urbanisation.
Some of the fire suppression techniques are to develop three metre wide five lanes around the periphery of the fire, back fires, arrangement of water spray, fire retardant chemicals should be sprayed from back tank and if possible by helicopters.
There must be a trained staff of firefighters to control the fire.
According to an estimate, about 1,600 million cubic metres of wood have been used for various purposes in the world.
Although trees are considered as perennial resource, when exploited on a very large scale, their revival cannot be possible.