verb (used with object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
verb (used without object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
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In California, the Bear Fire, part of the North Complex Fire, burned more than 100,000 acres in 24 hours after igniting.
The vast majority of wildfires in the United States are ignited by human sources — power lines, cigarette butts, machinery, or, in the case of one infamous recent fire, a gender reveal stunt.
We know that even if California starts lighting prescribed fires at the rate we need to ignite them, our Septembers will be filled with smoke for the rest of our lives.The Climate Crisis Is Happening Right Now. Just Look at California’s Weekend.|by Elizabeth Weil|September 9, 2020|ProPublica
Now unusually strong winds are threatening to knock down power lines and ignite more wildfires, prompting the state’s largest utility to plan power cuts for more than 500,000 people.California faces widespread power cuts after weeks of destructive wildfires|kdunn6|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Second, record-low interest rates ignited a historic boom in refinancing.
This regrettable action will, of course, ignite a racial gang war, leaving a heap of bodies in its wake.Inside 'Sons of Anarchy's' Final Season: Creator Kurt Sutter on the Most Brutal Season Yet|Annaliza Savage|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A great work of fiction involves a certain frisson that occurs when its various components cohere and then ignite.
Fire department officials are not saying what they suspect Burkhart used to ignite the fires.
But fire department officials are not saying what they suspect the arsonist is using to ignite the fires.
But fire-department officials are not saying what they suspect the arsonist is using to ignite the fires.Los Angeles Fires: Officials Race to Identify the Arsonist|Christine Pelisek|December 31, 2011|DAILY BEAST
If the wick is too small, the fire may burn back thru the burner and ignite the oil in the bowl.
Huge masses of burning gas will be hurled forth on the wind and ignite the trees two and three hundred yards distant.The Boy With the U. S. Foresters|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Put enough fuel, such as alcohol, into a burner to heat it hot enough to change the oil to be used to gas and ignite it.
The spark is intensely hot, and suffices to ignite the compressed charge in the cylinder.How it Works|Archibald Williams
Having put out our fire lest it should ignite the whole tree, we once more scrambled back to our former resting-place.On the Banks of the Amazon|W.H.G. Kingston