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bushfire

[boo sh-fahyuh r] /ˈbʊʃˌfaɪər/
noun
1.
an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes of scrubland.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; bush1 + fire
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  • Bogong for a day was winched to safety by a police helicopter yesterday, after he inadvertently started a small bushfire.
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British Dictionary definitions for bushfire

bushfire

/ˈbʊʃˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
an uncontrolled fire in the bush; a scrub or forest fire
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