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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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091814


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bill Ward sent along the proposed paint scheme for C-130H air-tankers acquired from the US Coast Guard by US Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service Offers Preview of C-130H Airtankers

California

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Andrew Madsen, Public Affairs Officer at the Los Padres National Forest, commented on the wildfire danger across Santa Barbara County where plant moisture levels have dipped to 57 percent
Fire Alert Levels High

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091714


United States

California

(1) USFS, SDG&E, and UCLA teamed up to create a new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index intended to help Southern Californians quickly determine the wildfire threat posed by these fall wind events
U.S. Forest Service Launches New Tool for Fire Preparedness

(2) CL-415 Super Scoopers swept into the attack on a 1/4-acre lightning-sparked wildfire in Acton yesterday
Weather brings floods, fire

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091614


United States

(1) A sobering new report states that wildfires could cost the US $10 billion to $62.5 billion a year by 2050
U.S. Could Burn $62 Billion Fighting Wildfires a Year By 2050

California

(2) CAL FIRE's Chief of Public Information, Daniel Berlant, sent along a statewide fire summary
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Monday, September 15, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091514


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a request for nominations for a three-year term on the IAWF Board of Directors
Nominate to join the Board of Directors

California

(2) Thousands of firefighters are currently battling 11 major wildfires across the state
6,000 firefighters battle 11 major wildfires across state

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091314


United States

(1) With nearly 70,000 communities in the U.S. at risk from wildfires, less than 10% of those communities have protection plans in place
Mega fires are wake-up call to prep your wildfire plan

California

(2) A 1,600-acre wildfire that raced through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest, forcing evacuations in Silverado Canyon, is now 10% contained
Silverado Fire: 1,600 acres burned, 10 percent contained

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Friday, September 12, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091214


United States

California

(1) A small wildfire destroyed an abandoned house in Buckeye
North State in brief: Sept. 13, 2014

(2) CAL FIRE reported that multiple agencies responded to a 1/4-acre blaze on Cobb Mountain Thursday
Firefighters work to control small Cobb Mountain wildland fire

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 091114


United States

California

(1) With a week-long heat wave that promises to deliver triple-digit temperatures looming, Southern California is bracing for wildfires
Heat wave to hit Los Angeles Thursday, elevate risk of wildfires

(2) Yosemite National Park's rocky terrain has helped firefighters bring a 7.5 sq mile blaze to 23% containment
Rocks Slow Wildfire In Yosemite Backcountry

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