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firebreak

a strip of open land in forest or prairie, to arrest the advance of a fire

firebreak

[′fīr‚brāk]
(forestry)
A cleared area of land intended to check the spread of forest or prairie fire.
(mining engineering)
A strip across an area in which either no combustible material is employed or in which, if timber supports are used, sand is filled and packed tightly around them.

firebreak

1. Space between buildings, groups of buildings, or areas of a city designed to prevent the spread of fire from one building, group, or area to another.
2. Fire-resistive floors, walls, doors, shutters, etc., designed to prevent the spread of fire within a building.
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The next day, we assisted the Hotshots again and dug a fireline up the side of a mountain to join a dozer line later that day.
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Firefighters can attack wildfires directly by building a fireline near the fire and then smothering the fire with water, soil, or fire repellant.
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You can drag a backfire fireline around your perimeter.
if you are taken to the fireline, you will be given a hard hat, special fire-retardant clothing, and an emergency fire shelter.
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