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See also: bushfire
- (Australia, New Zealand) Alternative form of
- Australia has always been prone to bush fires due to its woody landscape.
- 1910 March, Metal Beaters for Extinguishing Bush Fires, Popular Mechanics, page 363,
- Bush fires in Australia are usually fought by gangs of men who drive the flames back with hide, fiber, or metal beaters, the latter being a new invention consisting of a flexible metal beard or switch attached to a stout wooden handle.
1998, Garrett Nagle, Hazards, page 108:
- The Australian bush fires of January 1994 were the result of a combination of factors: intense heat during the day (>40°C), for a number of days, causing plants to ignite later; lightning; littering of cigarettes; arson; and the dry weather, which made the vegetation extremely dry.
2010, Peter Speth, Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa, page 262:
- Hunting occurs during the dry season and frequently results in bush fires which burn out of control and cause extensive property damage and mortality each year.
- forest fire (US, Canada)