A wildfire or wildland fire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas. Depending on the type of vegetation present, a wildfire can also be classified more specifically as a brush fire, bushfire, desert fire, forest fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation …
A surface fire in the western desert of Utah, U.S.A.
Charred landscape following a crown fire in the North Cascades, U.S.A.
A dirt road acted as a fire barrier in South Africa. The effects of the barrier can clearly be seen on the unburnt (left) and burnt (right) sides of the road.
Lightning-sparked wildfires are frequent occurrences during the dry summer season in Nevada.