fire out
 v. phr.— «More than 2,000 firefighters attacked the Esperanza fire on several fronts Friday, using bulldozers and hand crews to build containment lines. Planes dropped water and fire retardant and set back fires to burn the fuel before the fire advances, a process called “firing out.”» —“Tragic loss hits home” Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) Oct. 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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