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


  • Wildfire lose close one at home
    The Holy Family/Waconia girls hockey team took a 2-0 lead on Nov. 18 when they hosted Benilde-St. Margaret’s, but the Red Knights stormed back, scoring a trio of goals in the third period to win 3-2. “I thought we played well, we didn’t play great,” said coach Ryan Rice. After a scoreless first period, senior [...] Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'
  • Wildfire start strong at home
    The Holy Family/Waconia girls hockey team opened the season with a 4-2 road loss to Chaska/Chanhassen on Nov. 6, before bouncing back with a pair of home wins, defeating Bloomington Jefferson 4-1 on Nov. 11 and St. Cloud 3-1 on Nov. 13. According to coach Ryan Rice, the Wildfire started flat but found some life [...] Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'
  • Guthrie Wildfire Victim Turns To Public For Help Reviving Organic Farm
    Residents in Guthrie are rebuilding six months after a devastating and deadly wildfire, and for one farm trying to get back on track, the owners turned to the community for help. Read more on this news related to 'Wildfire'

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