Forest fires are both a devastating natural disaster, and a necessary and beneficial natural occurrence. This duality poses an issue for those tasked with “fighting fires”. Not every fire necessarily needs to be “fought” and most are even beneficial for the forest. Therefore being able to predict how large of an area a forest fire will spread to, would be extremely valuable information in forming a containment strategy for a newly discovered forest fire. Our task is to classify the severity of wild forest fires by predicting the final burn area in order to suggest appropriate containment plans to government authorities.

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