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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Publications blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include over 10,000 personnel from fire agencies, contractors, and government entities on five continents. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego Fire Department Chief Brian Fennessy.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Smoke from wildfires increases health risks for millions of Americans


With more intense and frequent wildfires creating tons of smoke that will affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths, scientists from NASA and universities are attempting to refine satellite imagery to predict where smoke will travel and how intense it will be.

Smoke from wildfires increases health risks for millions of Americans

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

California Fire Map: Track Fires & Smoke Near Me Right Now [June 24]


A summary of wildfire activity in the Golden State includes interactive maps for all of California, followed by details on specific fires in alphabetical order.

California Fire Map: Track Fires & Smoke Near Me Right Now [June 24]

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Max Moritz, Adjunct Professor at UC Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, commented on how so-called 'big data' can be used in predictive modeling of wildfires to improve the impact of wildland firefighting.

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Drone mapping California’s wildfires: New whitepaper on the next steps


A newly released white paper reviewing the use of drone mapping in major wildfires in Northern California during the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons illustrates the potential for drones to provide fast, high-resolution, low-cost map layers following a disaster.

Drone mapping California’s wildfires: New whitepaper on the next steps

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

PG&E reaches major transition point in wildfire safety


With close inspection of 222 substations, 50,000 transmission structures, 30,500 miles of power lines and 700,000 distribution poles, Pacific Gas & Electric announced that its Wildfire Safety Inspection Program has stepped up its game.

PG&E reaches major transition point in wildfire safety

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tackling California’s wildfire recovery costs could cost as much as $50 billion under this plan


California lawmakers are proposing a plan to Gov. Newsom and his staff which would create a catastrophic wildfire fund of up to $50 billion to address wildfire liability costs and settle survivors’ claims.

Tackling California’s wildfire recovery costs could cost as much as $50 billion under this plan

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Destined to Burn: Wildfires threaten California — are we prepared?


Following the Camp Fire wildfire disaster, several California news organizations, including the USA TODAY Network, have come together to examine critical issues surrounding wildfires in the state, as chronicled by the Destined to Burn series.

Destined to Burn: Wildfires threaten California — are we prepared?

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