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fo·go sel·va·gem

(fō'gō sel'vă-jem),
A form of pemphigus foliaceus, occurring in southern Brazil, in which the lesions are bullous, appear localized to the face and upper trunk, become widespread, variegated, erythrodermic, and exfoliative, and are immunologically indistinguishable from pemphigus foliaceus or vulgaris.
[Pg. wild fire]
Dermatology See Fogo selvagem
Public safety An uncontrolled fire—e.g., forest fire, scrub fire—that occurs in sparsely or unpopulated regions
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Chair of the Wales Strategic Arson Reduction Board, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennell said: "Following the unacceptable increase in deliberately-set grass fires across Wales in 2015, the Wales Strategic Arson Reduction Board developed a new strategy that refocused efforts in the area and broadened the responsibility for arson reduction activity in Wales to a range of multiagency partners.
A grass fire rages near homes in Ferndale, Rhondda, yesterday
The number of grass fires have soared during the heatwave - up to 21 a day from five in the same period last year.
In April 2009 a staggering 249 grass fires were recorded across the county.
The latest in a series of deliberate grass fires across the South Wales Valleys this spring hit Pontygwaith, near Ferndale, on Wednesday.
A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said yesterday: "Firefighters have been battling a large grass fire on Dinas Baglan Mountain since 6pm last night.
Around the same time a Treharris crew attended a deliberately-set grass fire on the Taff Trail near Edwardsville railway station.
It is the latest in a series of grass fires as the weather warms up.
ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service have joined forces to warn the community about the danger of deliberately lighting fires this summer, following a suspicious grass fire in Gungahlin this week.
Crews from Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed were earlier called to a grass fire at 11.
CHELSEA fans were among passengers delayed when trains were halted because of a grass fire.