Wildfire \Wild"fire\, n.
1. A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is
very hard to quench; Greek fire.
Brimstone, pitch, wildfire . . . burn cruelly, and
hard to quench. --Bacon.
(a) An old name for erysipelas.
(b) A disease of sheep, attended with inflammation of the
3. A sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder. [R.]
"Not easily predictable and extremely damaging, the one good thing is they can be halted or stopped if the resources are available."