Definition of wildfire
: very rapidly the news spread like wildfire
Examples of wildfire in a Sentence
The recent wildfires were made worse by the strong winds.
Recent Examples of wildfire from the Web
During wildfires and other emergencies, the FAA imposes temporary restrictions.
In Southern California, a wildfire burning on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base and in the city of San Clemente was 90 percent contained.
Most public lands agencies also ban the use of all fireworks on their property during the summer months, when wildfires are a risk.
But a deadly wildfire last November scorched a path through the park and surrounding Sevier County, threatening to disrupt the only industry the region has: tourism.
There is such a thing, now, as a sexual meme — erotic acts and fantasies that replicate and spread like wildfire.
An open-air hotel room in the Swiss Alps, a mass wedding in China, Comey testifies in Washington, D.C., Lord Buckethead and others vie for votes in the UK, storms and wildfires in South Africa, and much more.
The agreement doesn’t announce any major changes in firefighting strategy but emphasizes a need for efficiency and communication during an upcoming wildfire season that both secretaries say will be challenging.
In 2016, wildfires destroyed 4,000 acres of the park.
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First Known Use of wildfire
WILDFIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wildfire for English Language Learners
: a fire in a wild area (such as a forest) that is not controlled and that can burn a large area very quickly
WILDFIRE Defined for Kids
Definition of wildfire for Students
: an uncontrollable fire that destroys a wide area
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