from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fire in low-growing, scrubby trees and brush.
- n. A relatively minor crisis.
- adj. Minor enough to involve only small-scale mobilization of counteracting resources: brushfire wars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large fire in a scrubland or prairie, as opposed to a forest fire, which happens in forests.
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