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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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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United States

California

(1) The National Weather Service forecast strong winds that will create conditions for extreme wildfire behavior across Southern California through Wednesday
Winds to deliver double whammy

(2) Windy conditions drove a wildfire near the San Diego County town of Julian across 4.5 acres before fire crews contained it on the 58th anniversary of a fire that killed 11 firefighters nearby
Strong winds drive wildfire near Julian

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Monday, November 24, 2014

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United States

California

(1) As Santa Ana winds sweep across Southern California, the wildfire danger is spiking in San Diego County
Winds Increase Risk Of Wildfire In San Diego County

Washington

(2) The president of air-tanker purveyor Conair discussed the advantages of Aero-Flite's move from Arizona to Spokane International Airport
Getting There: Aero-Flite president praises Spokane

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along an announcement for a webinar taking place Tuesday, December 2, 1:00-2:00 pm MST
The How, What, and Where of Safety Zones: Recent Findings

(2) The US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is studying plants that can slow the spread of wildfires
Decrease Wildfire Risks by Choosing the Right Plants

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Friday, November 21, 2014

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United States

(1) A wildland firefighter came up with a sprinkler system called the WASP (Wildfire Automated Sprinkler Protection) which prevents embers from igniting a fire in a home during a wildfire
Wildland firefighter invents exterior sprinkler system

California

(2) Rainfall triggered debris flows from the Colby Fire burn area above the Southern California community of Glendora overnight
California storm triggers mudslides in Los Angeles foothill suburb hit by wildfire this year

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

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United States

California

(1) CAL FIRE announced that it is hiring seasonal firefighters through January 31st
Cal Fire seeking seasonal firefighters

(2) Nevada City and American Rivers are teaming up to reduce the wildfire threat on 45 acres of city property
Nevada City, American Rivers team up to prevent wildfires

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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United States

California

(1) A video shows how wildland firefighters prepare to deal with wildfires
How firefighters gear up for wildfires

(2) Construction crews working with insurance providers are cleaning up parts of Oakhurst damaged by the 320-acre Courtney Fire that destroyed 30 homes this summer
Recovery effort underway after wildfire in Oakhurst

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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United States

California

(1) The National Weather Service forecast a "moderate Santa Ana wind event'' for much of Southern California
High Risk Of Wildfire Hangs Over Much Of Southern California

(2) CAL FIRE resources remain on high alert in San Diego County as gusty winds, drought conditions and dry brush heighten the fire danger
Weather conditions ripe for fire in San Diego County

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