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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, July 02, 2015

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Chris Mehl, Director of Public Policy at Headwaters Economics, sent along a report that discusses 127 urban areas across the US which have been threatened by wildfires from 2000 to 2013
Wildfire Increasingly an Urban Issue

(2) Firefighters gained ground on wildfires in Washington and Nevada
Western Wildfires: Progress Against Washington Fires

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bruce Courtright, Chairman of the National Institute for the Elimination of Catastrophic Wildfire, sent along the latest issue of the American Forest Resource Council newsletter, which touches on a number of wildfire-related topics
AFRC News - June 29, 2015

California

(2) An ex-con was arrested for impersonating a firefighter and theft at the Incident Command Center for Southern California's 31,359-acre Lake Fire at Big Bear High School
Man allegedly impersonating a firefighter is arrested near Lake fire

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bruce Courtright, Chairman of the National Institute for the Elimination of Catastrophic Wildfire, sent along an article which discusses a plan to redirect $20 million from the EPA’s administrative account to the Wildland Fire Management Fund to be used for hazardous fuels reduction projects and proactive forest management activities
CONGRESS: Tipton amendment sends EPA funds to forest hazardous fuels reduction

(2) ABC News provided an overview of wildfire activity in the West, where hundreds have been evacuated
Wall of Wildfires Destroys Entire Neighborhoods in the West

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Monday, June 29, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 062915


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bruce Courtright, Chairman of the National Institute for the Elimination of Catastrophic Wildfire, sent along an article that looks at how the bipartisan Resilient Federal Forests Act would give USFS and BLM policy and legal tools to make federal forests less vulnerable to catastrophic wildfire, insects and disease
OP-ED: Proposed law would improve forest management

(2) The National Weather Service forecast calls for above-normal temperatures across the western US this week and lasting through the opening days of July, heightening the fire danger
Heat Wave, Wildfire Threat to Last Into July for Western US

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

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United States

(1) High heat and thunderstorms will produce ideal wildfire conditions in the Great Basin and Pacific Northwest over the next few days
Triple-Digit Heat, Lightning to Ramp Up Wildfire Risk in West This Weekend

California

(2) CAL FIRE PIO Daniel Berlant sent along today's summary of major wildfires burning statewide
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Friday, June 26, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 062615


United States

California

(1) CAL FIRE PIO Daniel Berlant sent along today's summary of major wildfires burning in the Golden State
California Statewide Fire Summary

(2) The 25,599-acre Lake Fire, burning in Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest, is now 19% contained, while its smaller cousin, the 100-acre Sterling Fire, is now 20% contained
2 wildfires burn in steep canyons of San Bernardino National Forest

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 062515


United States

California

(1) Although the 20,878-acre Lake Fire, burning in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, is now 27% contained, it was still moving towards Morongo Valley and Pioneertown
Fire line reaches Morongo canyons; hot spots move closer to Pioneertown

(2) A drone flying over the Lake Fire forced the grounding of air-tankers battling the blaze
Drone grounds firefighting aircraft in California

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