An obstacle to the spread of fire, such as a strip of open space in a forest: we passed into a conifer forest and followed firebreaks downhill a fire-resistant door designed to be a firebreak
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- The imposing stone structure served as a firebreak during the 1948 fire and the neighbouring presbytery, built of timber was saved from the flames.
- If the tree canopy goes on fire, go to the far side of a firebreak (man-made or natural such as a river) and try to prevent sparks starting a fire in your area.
- The only option for the section was to create a firebreak around the equipment and wait until the fire passed.
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