wildfire

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a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

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Long before sunrise the news of this calamity spread like wildfire through the different encampments.
The news that Robin Hood had come back again to dwell in Sherwood as of old spread like wildfire all over the countryside, so that ere a se'ennight had passed nearly all of his old yeomen had gathered about him again.
The news had spread like wildfire through the town.
It was brought out forward in a wide-margined, beautifully decorated volume that struck the holiday trade and sold like wildfire.
Doors were already opening overhead, voices calling, voices answering, the alarm running like wildfire from room to room.