What is the meaning of this sentence?
I encounter a sentence that I can't find a proper explanation via word definition. Here is the sentence,
"Stung in the past by criticism of bungling that allowed fires to spread when they might have been contained, personnel are meeting the peculiar challenges of neighborhood --- and canyon --- hopping fires better than previously, observers say."
What does "hop" mean here? I assume it is like "extinguish" or "put out", but when I looked up the dictionary, there was no definition like that. So I was wondering what was the proper meaning here for "hop"?