fire line


Examples of fire line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warmer, drier weather in the area Saturday likely will increase fire activity, but fire lines are holding, officials said. Austindedios, oregonlive, 2 Sep. 2023 Search and rescue teams still won't be able to reach certain areas until the fire lines are secure and access is safe, Weintraub added. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Stafffrom Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 11 Aug. 2023 Crews carved fire lines without the use of bulldozers to reduce the impact in the ecologically-sensitive region, fire officials said. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 4 Aug. 2023 Coates said crews have backed off and are building a fire break at the top of the ridge line northwest of the fire line. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 Firefighters build a fire line along Market Street, hoping to contain the blaze to the city’s southern districts. WIRED, 15 June 2023 Firefighters are keeping especially close watch on two homes near the fire lines. oregonlive, 2 June 2023 Crews from the task force found the dog while on the fire lines in Klamath County. oregonlive, 26 July 2023 An estimated 11,300 men and women will be shuffled in and out of fire lines this summer by a federal control center in Boise. Alfredo Sosa, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fire line was in 1901

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“Fire line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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