a forest fire that spreads along treetops, often at great speeds.
Words nearby crown fire
Origin of crown fire
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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It is almost unbelievable, too, the way a crown-fire will jump.The Boy With the U. S. Foresters|Francis Rolt-Wheeler