Kind of fire

n. A classification of fire based on the kind of fuel the fire is burning.

 

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There are two major kinds of fire: wildland fire and structure fire. "Other" kinds of fire include vehicle fire and liquid pool fire.

 

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Within wildland fire, we generally recognize three kinds of wildland fire (based on the ignition source and desirability of the wildland fire): wildfire, prescribed fire and fire-use fire.