Wildfire

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Wildfire Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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


  • Hwy 8 wildfire believed to be human-caused
    The Wildfire Management Branch believes a short-lived wildfire 26 kilometres west of Merritt late last week was caused by humans. Although no specific cause was identified by press time, it’s believed the fire was human-caused because there has been no lightning in the area recently. Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'
  • Wildfire grows in Montana, but ski area evacuation lifted
    RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — An unseasonable wildfire driven by strong winds prompted a short-term evacuation of a ski lodge in southern Montana. Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'
  • Wildfire critical in calculating carbon-payback time for biomass energy projects
    Accounting for wildfire is essential in achieving an accurate and realistic calculation of the carbon payback period associated with converting forest biomass into energy, according to a new study. Researchers said their analysis of carbon-accounting methods is expected to inform the scientific debate about the sustainability of such conversion projects. Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'

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