Wildfire

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Wildfire Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

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  • a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

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Wildfire Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Wildfire is a general term which includes forest fires, grassland fires, bushfires, brush fires and any other vegetation fire in countryside areas.

Wildfires occur on every continent except Antarctica. They can occur naturally, but many are caused by humans, accidentally or deliberately. Fossil records and human history show that wildfires do occur at intervals.

Wildfires can cause extensive damage to property and human life, but they also have some beneficial effects on wilderness areas. Some plant species depend on the effects of fire for growth and reproduction,

Strategies of wildfire prevention, detection, and suppression have varied over the years.



Wildfire Sample Sentences in News


  • Alberta ready for wildfire season to start March 1
    All industrial or commercial operations in Alberta should be sure that emergency response and wildfire management systems are fully operational to quickly and effectively respond to potential wildfire situations. Any individual or company found responsible for starting a wildfire may be charged with the cost of fighting that fire and may be fined under the Forest Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'
  • National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Launched in Canada
    National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Launched in Canada Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'
  • Alberta wildfire season begins
    Alberta says its financial crunch is not affecting preparations for the wildfire season, which starts Sunday. Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'

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