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brush fire

[′brəsh ‚fīr]
(forestry)
A fire involving growth that is heavier than grass but less than full tree size.
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SIDON, Lebanon: A brush fire broke out Monday in southern city of Sidon, threatening local businesses before civil defense workers managed to contain it.
The brush fires in the first congressional district of Albay started last Friday and have destroyed 2,093 hectares of coconut and other farms on Rapu-Rapu.
EVACUATIONS continued yesterday as deadly wind-driven brush fires threaten homes in Los Angeles.
An autopsy on the child's body showed it inhaled smoke from a brush fire sparked by Sunday's crash of Helios Airways.
"I don't think we have to get involved in every goddamned brush fire war around the world."
He later told police he set the laboratory fire and other fires at the school, as well as a brush fire in nearby Watervliet.
Rooted in "brush fire" operations undertaken during the Cold War, the AFEM was created by Executive Order 10977 on Dec.
While the primary purpose was fire protection from flying ashes from a forest or brush fire, he found three other benefits:
The Hanford blaze follows a brush fire in May which threatened the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico.
The great message to be learned, according to Bill, is that the Oakland blaze started as a brush fire. "It moved so fast that 900 houses were burning within the first hour."
"The militia movement now is like a brush fire on a hot summer day, atop a high and dry mountain ridge on the Idaho panhandle.
A brush fire broke out in Simi Valley, near Santa Susana Pass Road, California, on Sunday evening, burning at least 10 acres.