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.



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