27 November 2016
The Hebrew verb for a fire in general is ׁאֵש esh (feminine). A word for a bonfire or a wildfire is שְׂרֵפָה ~ שריפה srefa.
This is, sadly, from the recent news, as are all of the quotes in this post.
To light up a fire or to set something on fire would be לְהַדְלִיק lehadlik or לְהַצִּית lehatzit. The corresponding action nouns – lighting, igniting – are הַדְלָקָה hadlaka are הַצָּתָה hatzata. להדליק can also be used, alongside לְהַפְעִיל lehaf'il, in the sense "to turn on" (an electrical device). הצתה can also mean "arson":
Conversely, "to extinguish fire" is לְכַבּוֹת lechabot (and the same word is using for turning off a light or a device). The action noun for extinguishing a fire is כִּבּוּי ~ כיבוי kibuy. A firefighter, or fireman, is כַּבַּאי kabay:
That's all for now. Wish the best of luck to those who are now fighting the fires in Israel.
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