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.
Forest fire fighters are studying technology and tactics of extinguishing fires, types of specialized equipment, equipment and machinery that are now in service with the regional Forest Fire Center.
Summary: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] March 12 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy on Monday said 10 people have died in Kurangani forest fire incident.
A forest fire destroyed more than 35 hectares of grassland atop Mount Masalukot in Candelaria town in Quezon province on Tuesday, an official of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said.
Indonesian firefighters battle a forest fire in Sumatra island on February 20, 2018.
China In 1987, the most serious forest fire in China's modern history erupted, killing at least 119 people, injuring 102 and displacing 51,000 in the northeast, in addition to 2.
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