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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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Different operations cause texture regeneration: fire spread changes (moving forward or backwards), line or multiline firebreak setting, saved firebreak loading, layer slider controls settings, etc.
You will soon discover that snuffing the portion of the fire that wants to burn across the firebreak is much easier than when lighting the backfire.
We used the company's equipment to pull the unaffected timber away and create a firebreak and stop the flames spreading to other sawmill buildings and piles of wood.
He said: "I am really pleased that so many young people have taken part in Firebreak. All of the students have worked really hard to complete the course and the awards ceremony is a recognition of that achievement."
In some places, firefighters tried to make firebreaks. This meant dynamiting a group of buildings in the path of the fires, in the hope that the flames would die out in the rubble.
Mr Nicholson got the keys to the vehicle nearest the blaze and drove it to safety, preventing the fire from spreading by acting as a firebreak.
wide firebreak the sheep will create won't necessarily stop a wildfire, but could significantly slow its advance toward nearby neighborhoods.
No one yet has identified how big the firebreak would have to be, but it could easily encompass not only portions of Michigan but areas of Ohio and Indiana.
FIREBREAK can show the benefit of a light campaign to notch his fourth victory at Group 3 level in the Challenge Stakes at 2.05.
Dettori started the big day in great style with a runaway Godolphin Mile win on Firebreak. "We will look at races like the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury," said Godolphin's Simon Crisford.
FRANKIE DETTORI whipped up his own desert storm in Dubai last night with a fantastic treble on Moon Ballad, Sulamani and Firebreak.