firebreak firebreak

Definition(s):

  • (n) a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire

Usage(s):

  1. Others made a firebreak to contain the flames.
  2. As the fire stormed downhill through the basin, Geil sent in a picked crew with curt orders to dig a last-ditch firebreak.
  3. National Guardsmen rolled in with bulldozers to make a firebreak.

News

  1. Friday, August 9, 2013 12:35 pm

    A burn ban has been issued for Gregg County and is effective immediately, according to Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt. A single tree burns next to a firebreak in August at a pine plantation in Cass County. The photo was taken by Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Behavior Analyst Brad Smith.
    on August 9, 2013     Source: The Longview News-Journal

  2. Panola County issues burn ban as temperatures hit 100 degrees

    A single tree burns next to a firebreak in August at a pine plantation in Cass County. The photo was taken by Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Behavior Analyst Brad Smith.
    on August 9, 2013     Source: The Longview News-Journal

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Quotes

  • "It looks to me like they're trying to build a firebreak as low as possible to keep this from spreading up the chain of command," says Pat Lang, former head of Middle East intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
    on May 19, 2004 By: Patrick Lang Source: Christian Science Monitor

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