Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 17 15:17:30 UTC 2002

>My wife has been following the news about the fires in Colorado and commented
>that "wildfire" is a Western term; here in the Midwest we would say "forest
>fire." That seems right to me . . . but has anyone noted this?

I'd have to check, but a few weeks ago there were fires bad enough to
close the Garden State Parkway somewhere near Atlantic City (New
Jersey). I'm pretty sure these were referred to in the news as
"wildfires". I've heard the same in Florida.


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