advancing fire

advancing fire

[əd′vans·iŋ ‚fīr]
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By flooding their flats, the water would have run down the building and hopefully retarded the advancing fire and kept the stairway clear.
By the flooding of flats, the water would have run down the building and hopefully retarded the advancing fire and kept the stairway clear to escape.
The steadily advancing fire has forced the closure of additional access to recreation areas near Detroit Lake because the fire "poses a risk to firefighters and public safety," according to a news release from the Willamette National Forest.
VEC owner Irene Valenti remarked, “Valenti Equestrian Club staff were alerted immediately of the rapidly advancing fire danger from the Bernardo Fire and rose to the occasion regarding immanent threat to the horses.
Often the only recourse is retreat and "back-burning", which robs the advancing fire of its fuel.
But it was no match for the rapidly advancing fire.
An advancing fire in high winds could have temperatures high enough to melt the foam, which would compromise structural integrity.
It is also equipped with a fire-fogging unit that sprays water directly onto the flames or onto the advancing fire front to dampen the area and prevent the fire spreading.
The rapidly advancing fire caused a second alarm to be struck.
The advancing fire destroyed 40 vehicles, six bungalows and three homes,officials said.
To recommend the role the Fire Research Laboratory should play in advancing fire investigation and research
Our proactive measures play a critical role in reducing the likelihood that a home will burn if threatened by an advancing fire.

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