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  • n. Plural form of firebreak.


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  • Already existing fire lines such as firebreaks and roads can be enlarged.

    6. Maintaining plantations

  • At the same time, we need to open a discussion on European governance, set up some firebreaks to avoid that this kind of situation repeats itself in the future.

    Sarkozy Set to Run for Re-election

  • A better fire brigade system and designated firebreaks sound to me like a better place to spend energy.

    Exit the Actress

  • The lesson is that the threat of wildfires must be managed through controlled burns and firebreaks.

    Rethinking Risk Management

  • Army bulldozers were cutting firebreaks in the northern Peneda-Geres protected nature reserve where they helped extinguish one of two wildfires.

    Portugal Wildfires Spread Within National Parks

  • Tokyo reported 615,000 buildings razed to clear areas for firebreaks, though four times that number were destroyed by bombing.


  • Meanwhile, in the summer of 1944 Japan began cutting blockwide firebreaks through some urban areas.


  • But even adequate firebreaks might not have helped, not on that night.


  • As a result, lightning-induced or aboriginal-set, fires were able to burn continuously across uninterrupted community types restricted only by natural firebreaks such as wet communities or waterways.

    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida

  • Topographic features such as streams and lakes can create firebreaks, thus influencing the distribution of burns across landscapes.

    Fire ecology fact sheet


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