Translation of "wildfire" - English-Japanese dictionary

wildfire

noun /ˈwaɪld·faɪər/ us /ˈwɑɪldˌfɑɪər/

a fire that is burning strongly and out of control in the countryside

野火
Major wildfires have destroyed thousands of acres in Idaho.
spread like wildfire

If disease or news spreads like wildfire, it quickly affects or becomes known by more and more people

(うわさ、病気などが)またたく間に広がる
Once one child in the school has the infection, it spreads like wildfire.

(Translation of “wildfire” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)