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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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Controlling mature Ashe juniper in Texas with crown fires.
More than 80 percent of Montana's lower-elevation, historically fire-adapted forests currently rate high/moderate for crown fire hazard.
But also in a sense, no, because it did not stop the running crown fire.
The Crown Fire was the second-largest of three fires that in two weeks scorched more than 35,000 acres in northern Los Angeles County.
Suddenly several trees caught, blazing orange flames shooting up 200 feet - not quite a crown fire where entire stands suddenly immolate, but worrisome nevertheless.
Through traffic on Aliso Canyon Road between Soledad Canyon Road and Angeles Forest Highway has been blocked since July 2004, when the 11,400-acre Crown Fire burned across 12 miles of brush-covered hillside from Acton to the Littlerock Reservoir.
Sometimes a rapid crown fire singes pine cones hut the seeds inside are protected.
This virtually guarantees that any ignition will turn into a hot, lethal crown fire.
Aliso Canyon Road is closed to through traffic below the Angeles Forest Highway because the bridge was destroyed in the Crown Fire.
And early in 1993, a 15,000-acre prescribed fire on New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest was going fine - until 60-mph winds unexpectedly struck a small stand of pinyon pine and juniper, producing a crown fire that caught a burning crew off-guard, killing one member (even though the Buchanan fire was later pronounced an ecological success).
In these days of complex biological issues, what we don't need is an intellectual crown fire to divert our energies.