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  • n. The leading edge of a wildfire


fire +‎ front (Wiktionary)


  • Where do you run without meeting a firefront coming the other way from some other blast?

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  • On May 14, the Ust-Kada village in the Irkutsk Region was completely encircled by a forest fire, and the Kolbinskoye village in the Krasnoyarsk region was threatened by a wind-driven firefront.


  • An investigation revealed that the firefront came from a forest fire propagating toward a nearby Burluk village.


  • It was not only those at the firefront, but the countless others who fought with their pens in incident control centres, staffed stations across the region and waited on standby should the need for their assistance arise.

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  • Crews such as the Woodvale volunteer brigade, which attended the Bendigo station while its people and resources were at the firefront.

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  • It made him question his future in such a capacity and consider a return to the firefront.

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  • Australian fire officials advise residents to stay and defend their homes against bushfires, as most homes are damaged not by the firefront but by embers blown onto roofs.

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  • During the recent fires, a workmate of my best friend gave a shocking account of how she and her sons barely managed to escape with their lives minutes before a racing firefront destroyed their home in upstate Victoria.

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  • The firefront was looming large in the rearview mirrors and the drivers looked at the wreckage, then fire, then their kids: they had no choice, but drive on.

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  • Tornadoes of fire, some 30m high, leapt out of the firefront, danced across the road and into the township.

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