Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction: an overview. 2. Incidences, causes and types of forest fire. 3. Forest fire: characteristics and behaviour. 4. Forest fire and ecosystem dynamics. 5. Forest fire: Damages. 6. Forest fire prediction and management. 7. Fire prevention and control. Bibliography. Index. Forests have been an integral part of our ecosystem ever since the advent of human race on the planet and have played a crucial role in the social, economic and religious activities of human civilization in countless ways, since ancient times. The most prevalent and threatening hazard in forests is the forest fires. Forest fires have been an indigenous issue having global impact and implications, and they are bound to aggravate in the near future as a result of the adverse effects of escalating temperature and global warming.