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Why Wallow Fire?

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Wallow Fire is currently the hot news, as hot as its fire. But the question, how Wallow Fire gets its name? I have made some online research. Apparently, I couldn’t find the history how wallow fire get its name. And who gave the Arizona’s wildfire Wallow Fire as its name ? But according to some online dictionary, Wallow actually means nostalgia.

intr.v., -lowed, -low·ing, -lows.

  1. To roll the body about indolently or clumsily in or as if in water, snow, or mud.
  2. To luxuriate; revel: wallow in self-righteousness.
  3. To be plentifully supplied: wallowing in money.
  4. To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder: "The car wallowed back through the slush, with ribbons of bright water trickling down the windshield from the roof" (Anne Tyler).
  5. To swell or surge forth; billow.

n.

  1. The act or an instance of wallowing.
    1. A pool of water or mud where animals go to wallow.
    2. The depression, pool, or pit produced by wallowing animals.
  2. A condition of degradation or baseness.

But I believe that this is not the root for Wallow Fire’s name.

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Written by ardinusw

June 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Posted in Int'l Politics

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  1. Wikipedia: “The Wallow Fire, named for the Bear Wallow Wilderness area where the fire originated…”

    Jesse Russell

    June 19, 2011 at 4:22 am


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