Definition of crown fire in English:

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crown fire


A forest fire that spreads from treetop to treetop.
Example sentences
  • When that happens, a crown fire breaks out, and the forest can burn with destructive intensity.
  • Sometimes a rapid crown fire singes pine cones hut the seeds inside are protected.
  • But dead wood and saplings serve as a ladder for surface fires to climb into the canopy, where they become the blast furnace of wildfires: the crown fire, in which temperatures surge beyond 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Syllabification: crown fire

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