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Friday, May 25, 2018

Bad plants and wildfires are wrecking land in the US West


The Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies published a 58-page report which stated that invasive plants have spread to nearly 160,000 square miles of public and private lands in the West, exacerbating the danger of mega-fires.

Bad plants and wildfires are wrecking land in the US West

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

DOI unveils first ever $17M contract option for UAS providers


The Department of the Interior has awarded a first-of-its-kind Call When Needed contract to four U.S. companies for small-unmanned aircraft systems services to support wildland fire operations, search and rescue, emergency management and other resource missions in the Contiguous 48 States and Alaska.

DOI unveils first ever $17M contract option for UAS providers

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Firefighters and Fire Chiefs rally to protect communities and fight for expanded mutual aid funding


Representatives from multiple fire-related organizations called on the California Legislature and Governor to increase funding to protect communities from the rising threats of natural disasters, including wildfires, statewide.

Firefighters and Fire Chiefs rally to protect communities and fight for expanded mutual aid funding

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Judge orders Eagle Creek fire starter to pay over $36M, acknowledges teen can't pay full sum


A Hood River County Circuit Judge awarded restitution totaling about $36,618,330 to Eagle Creek wildfire survivors, the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Transportation on Monday.

Judge orders Eagle Creek fire starter to pay over $36M, acknowledges teen can't pay full sum

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Body camera video shows terrifying evacuations during North Bay wildfires


Santa Rosa Police Department video from body cams shows the panic during evacuations the night the North Bay wildfires roared into town last October.

Body camera video shows terrifying evacuations during North Bay wildfires

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Heightened wildfire danger to threaten hikers, tourists in southwestern US through the weekend


Hot, dry weather and increased tourist activity in the southwestern United States has increased the threat for wildfires through this weekend.

Heightened wildfire danger to threaten hikers, tourists in southwestern US through the weekend

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Specialized firefighting aircraft stationed in Escanaba


Escanaba's Delta County Airport is playing host to a pair of USFS CL-415 air-tankers, as well as a command and control aircraft and a water-scooping helicopter in anticipation of wildfires in Michigan's future.

Specialized firefighting aircraft stationed in Escanaba

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Specialized firefighting aircraft stationed in Escanaba


Escanaba's Delta County Airport is playing host to a pair of USFS CL-415 air-tankers, as well as a command and control aircraft and a water-scooping helicopter in anticipation of wildfires in Michigan's future.

Specialized firefighting aircraft stationed in Escanaba

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