forest fire


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Noun1.forest fire - an uncontrolled fire in a wooded areaforest fire - an uncontrolled fire in a wooded area
fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
crown fire - a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire
ground fire - a forest fire that burns the humus; may not appear on the surface
surface fire - a forest fire that burns only the surface litter and undergrowth
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A little fluctuation of the wind now carried the path of the forest fire to the north, then blew back and the flames nearly stood still as though held in leash by some master hand.
When Jane turned to retrace her steps homeward, she was alarmed to note how near the smoke of the forest fire seemed, and as she hastened onward her alarm became almost a panic when she perceived that the rushing flames were rapidly forcing their way between herself and the cottage.
For a long time their blows met like the steady crackling of some huge forest fire, and Eric strove to be wary, for he now knew that the other had no mean wits or mettle.
As when some great forest fire is raging upon a mountain top and its light is seen afar, even so as they marched the gleam of their armour flashed up into the firmament of heaven.
He has to be prompt--for these two-o'clock-in-the-morning fights, if they once get out of hand, are like a forest fire, and may mean the whole reserves at the station.
The smoke of forest fires hangs low over the surrounding landscape, its acrid fumes smarting the eyes of a little party of six who stand waiting the coming of the train that is to bear them away toward the south.
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Jun 12 (ANI): Dharamshala has been covered in thick smoke due to incidents of forest fire in and around the district.
In order to prepare for forest fire risk, the Commission announced the first fleet of firefighting aircraft under the new rescEU system to deal with natural disasters in the coming summer.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention in the Cordillera said there have been an "alarming" 90 incidents of forest fire from January to March, up from 87 in the same period last year.
Last year, DENR upgraded its forest fire fighting capabilities with the acquisition of more firefighting equipment and tools, such as fuel-powered grass cutter, collapsible fire pump, fire swatters, pick and scrape shovels, axes, rake hoes, fire helmets, heat resistant goggles, brush masks, and thermal working gloves.
PESHAWAR -- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) through GEF-UNDP funded Sustainable Forest Management Project organized a training session for the Forest Department staff on Forest Fire Control and Management and also Inaugurated the First Forest Fire Control and Management Centre in Shinkiari, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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