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Forest fires occur more frequently to the south of the Alps than to the north. They are mostly caused by human activity. Humans will continue in future to influence trends in extreme forest fires both by starting them and through measures to prevent them. Natural factors such as drought and heavy winds, which could increase to the south of the Alps as a result of climate change, would also lead to an increase in the risk of fire.