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like wildfire

Very rapidly and uncontrollably. I didn't expect that rumor to spread like wildfire, but it seems like everyone has heard about it already.
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spread like wildfire

To spread, circulate, or propagate very quickly and widely. Likened to the rapid spread of a literal wildfire. News of the scandal spread like wildfire across the news outlets. An outbreak of the deadly virus has been spreading like wildfire through the closely confined camps of refugees.
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spread like wildfire

Fig. [for something] to spread rapidly. Rumors spread like wildfire when people are excited. This disease will spread like wildfire when it gets going.
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spread like wildfire

Disseminate or circulate very quickly, as in The rumor about their divorce spread like wildfire. The noun wildfire means "a raging, rapidly spreading conflagration." [c. 1800]
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spread like wildfire

COMMON If something, especially information or a disease, spreads like wildfire, it very quickly reaches or affects a lot of people. The news of his release spread like wildfire. These stories were spreading like wildfire through the neighbourhood. The virus swept through the team like wildfire. Note: This expression may refer to the way that fires which start in the countryside spread very quickly and are difficult to control.
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spread like wildfire

spread with great speed.
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spread like ˈwildfire

(especially of news or disease) travel or spread very quickly: Rumours about a fall in the price of oil spread like wildfire in the city.Cholera spread like wildfire through the camps.
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like wildfire

Rapidly and intensely: The disease spread like wildfire.
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spread like wildfire, to

To disseminate very quickly. Wildfire here denotes a combination of inflammable materials that catch fire very fast. The analogy to less concrete matters was drawn by about 1800. Benjamin Disraeli used it in Venetia (1837): “The report . . . spread like wild fire through the town.”
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E&E Climate Wire: The Interior Department says it's nearing completion on 1.2 million acres of fuel treatments as forecasters predict that wildfire conditions will worsen.
'The newly completed upgrades to our Wildfire Safety Operations Center provide additional critical tools to enable our team of experts to monitor wildfire risks across our service territory,' said Sumeet Singh, PG&E vice president of the Community Wildfire Safety Program.
Newsom's report calls for shifting liability for wildfire damage to a fault-based system.
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901 did not address equitable distribution of catastrophic wildfire-related costs or inverse condemnation, it does provide a potential path to recovery of wildfire liabilities and establishes a commission -- the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost Recovery -- to consider and make recommendations regarding such costs to the Legislature by July 1, 2019.
The recent devastating camp fire-begun conflagration that killed 85 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes in California has created more awareness of the potential for devastating wildfires, said Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) Fire Chief Randy Giachelli.
Insurers such as Chubb and PURE are contracting with third-party wildfire defense firms to receive monitoring and pre-suppression services if a fire approaches an at-risk property.
To report a wildfire in the state of Mississippi, call 1-833-MFC-FIRE (1-833-632-3473).
I found your article on wildfire (Tuesday, July 17) most interesting and pertinent, if rather alarmist.
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72(t) on early distributions from a qualified retirement plan will not apply to any "qualified wildfire distribution." A qualified wildfire distribution is any distribution (up to $100,000) from a plan described in Sec.
This year's wildfire season has been devastating for California, and has been called the deadliest in the state's history.
Four years ago almost to the day, 19 firefighters from Prescott Fire Department's Granite Mountain Hotshots died battling a wildfire a few miles away.
What's more, wildfire season -- meaning seasons with higher wildfire potential -- has universally become longer over the past 40 years.