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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Pubs blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include members of federal, state and local fire agencies in a dozen countries; wildfire researchers on five continents; the UN’s Global Fire Monitoring Center; Firewise Communities; contractors including Thermo-Gel, 10 Tanker, Neptune Aviation, and a number of others. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego FD Asst Chief Brian Fennessy.

Friday, October 31, 2014

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United States

California

(1) In the third installment of a series discussing how to "fix" the problem of out-of-control wildfires, former forest ranger Ray Haupt discusses the importance of reducing fire fuel both before and after a fire in the Klamath National Forest
Fixing fires: Many agencies play a role in reducing fire fuels

(2) Details of a fire camp that sprang up in Fort Jones during the Happy Camp Complex Fire this summer are provided by the next article
Where There's Smoke: cooperative firefighting teamwork

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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United States

California

(1) In the second installment of a series discussing how to "fix" the problem of out-of-control wildfires, former forest ranger Ray Haupt looked at the role "ladder fuels" played in this summer's massive Happy Camp Complex Fire
More than half of Klamath National Forest needs fuel reduction

Oregon

(2) The Deschutes County Forestland Classification Committee has been formed to determine which areas in Deschutes County the Oregon Department of Forestry should protect from wildfires
Update's focus: What forests to protect from wildfire?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Eversole, Executive Director of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association, sent along a press release in which Wildfire NOTD subscribers Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of Neptune Aviation, and Mike Rotonda, Aerial Firefighting Manager at Erickson Aircrane, discussed air-tanker activity over this summer's wildfires in the West
Aerial Firefighters Winding Down An Active Western Wildfire Season

California

(2) The commander of CAL FIRE's Ramona Air Attack Base discussed the history of the facility and the important role its air-tankers play in battling wildfires in Southern California
Ramona Air Attack Base ready for action

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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United States

California

(1) A CAL FIRE official commented on a new fire shelter design that its inventor boasts can withstand 3,000 degrees during a burnover
Fire Shelter Inventor Says New Design Will Save Lives On Front Lines Of Wildfires

(2) The Department of Justice is under the magnifying glass in regards to a $55 million settlement against Sierra Pacific Industries for starting the 65,000-acre Moonlight Fire in Northern California in 2007
Wildfire Case Ignites Legal Debate About Federal Misconduct

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Monday, October 27, 2014

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United States

California

(1) Orange County Fire Authority battled a wildfire that broke out in the Southern California community of Lake Forest on Saturday
Brush Fire Threatens Homes In Lake Forest

(2) A wildfire on the border of the Tule River Indian Reservation scorched 3 acres
Fire on Solo Peak is now contained

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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United States

(1) US Forest Service continues to offer accommodations to the adventurous interested in staying at unused fire watch towers around the US
Want to vacation in a fire tower? This federal agency’s got a room to sell you

California

(2) An Op-Ed piece from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Public Affairs Officer takes a closer look at how teamwork can improve wildfire protection across the region
Opinion: Working together for wildfire protection

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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Asia

Indonesia's new president plans to tackle the thorny problem of stopping rampant bushfires on Sumatra Island that cloak the region in haze every year
International engagement to kill our forest fires

Australia

Quick work by Queensland firefighters in burning a firebreak between a 4,000-hectare bushfire and a dragon fruit farm in the Bundaberg region saved an estimated $800,000 in plants
Dragon fruit farm spared in Queensland bushfire

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