lightning

(redirected from Lightning fire)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

light·ning

astrapophobia, keraunophobia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Drug slang A regional term for amphetamine
Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive atmospheric discharge of electricity, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and rarely also during volcanic eruptions or dust storms
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

lightning

Public health A meteorologic phenomenon caused by a massive discharge of electricity. Cf Lightening.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
To the extent that these weighted averages of rain-fire intervals reflect the likelihood of vegetation burned by lightning fires or wildfires in a given month; I would expect lightning fires during May to be more important than middle to late summer lightning fires in south Mississippi and vice versa for north Mississippi.
Most lightning fires burn themselves out without causing significant damage.
Managers can thus allow lightning fires to burn under careful supervision there if the firest meet a long list of criteria designed to protect people and property.
About a dozen small lightning fires have already been reported in the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Springfield-based Willamette National Forest.The National Weather Service predicts a chance of thunderstorms through the weekend and into early next week from the foothills to the Cascades and beyond.
Lightning fires cleared the woods of brush, dead wood, and an overabundance of young trees.
Lightning fires in North Dakota grasslands and in pine-savanna lands of South Dakota and Montana.
Firefighters responded to at least a dozen lightning fires Thursday on the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Willamette National Forest, officials said.
based on these data sources, lightning fires in pine forests of the upper Great Lakes are represented by the upper limit of a lightning-fire frequency ranging from 0.5 to 2 fires/yr/100,000 ha., a range that is less than 10% of the 1750-1910 AD rate estimated above from 10 isolated coastal sand patches.
* In Yosemite, specialist Caroline Lansing reports that 75 percent of the acreage of that national park is considered to be in a prescribed natural fire zone: Lightning fires will be allowed to burn under conditions decided upon in advance, with fire specialists keeping close track of each fire's progress.
Three other lightning fires sparked in a Saturday morning storm were contained before they could grow to an acre in size, the agency said.
As for just letting wildfires do their thing, fire officers warily remember the Yellowstone fires of 1988, when several lightning fires that were allowed to burn got away and eventually ripped through 1.3 million acres of overfueled forests.
Most of the lightning fires in the Umpqua National Forest remain small, according to spokeswoman Susan Johnson, adding that firefighters have "a good handle" on them.