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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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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United States

California

(1) The California Fire Science Consortium sent along the second in a series of three Joint Fire Science Knowledge Exchange Program surveys
JFSP National Consortia Evaluation

(2) Multiple departments have taken part in a month-long wildfire training session at Fresno County's Lost Lake Park
Firefighters hit Lost Lake Park to prepare for fire season

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 042214


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along an invitation to a webinar on April 24 that will discuss models to help better conduct effective prescribed burns
Sub-canopy Transport and Dispersion of smoke: A Unique Observation Dataset Plus Model Evaluation of the BlueSky Framework

California

(2) Lake County Fire Safe Council and Lake County Fire Chiefs’ Association will sponsor the Fifth Annual Wildfire Safety Expo on May 3rd
Fifth annual Wildfire Safety Expo to be held May 3

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Monday, April 21, 2014

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United States

Arizona

(1) A trio of air-tankers assisted firefighters on the ground battling a 553-acre wildfire between Sonoita and Sierra Vista
Wildfire in southern AZ fully contained

(2) Many firefighters are heading home as the 240-acre Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains was brought to 90% containment
Huachuca Mountains wildfire 90 percent contained

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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United States

(1) Some impressive heavy air-tanker videos accompany a layman's introduction to civilian aircraft converted to firebombers
Notice Anything on the Side of the Plane in This Picture?

Oregon

(2) As part of Arbor Day festivities, students learned more about tree-related topics including forest fires
Echo students celebrate Arbor Day by learning about trees, forest fires

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Friday, April 18, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Max Moritz, a Researcher at UC Berkeley's Center For Fire Research and Outreach, discussed the impact of wildfires on the West in a study from the University of Utah
Western Wildfires Getting Wilder Every Year

California

(2) With the latest U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook showing that the Sierras received only 32% of normal snowfall, CAL FIRE is bracing for a vicious wildfire season
After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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United States

California

(1) A man has been arrested for stealing wildland firefighting tools from a USFS depot in Fresno County, including a $12,000 Red Dragon aerial ignition device used to start backfires via helicopter
Burglars steal important firefighting tools from Forest Service

Arizona

(2) A 240-acre wildfire in the Coronado National Forest is still burning out of control near Sierra Vista
Still no containment of Coronado National Forest wildfire

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 041614


United States

California

(1) A quarter-acre wildfire threatened Southern California's iconic Griffith Observatory and Greek Theater early this morning
Firefighters Extinguish Griffith Park Brush Fire Burning Near Observatory

(2) Phoenix Energy will use timber harvested from Placer County wildfire mitigation efforts to fuel its biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe
Phoenix Energy Signs Agreement to Build California's First Forest Biomass Gasification Plant near Lake Tahoe

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