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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Publications blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include over 10,000 personnel from fire agencies, contractors, and government entities on five continents. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego Fire Department Chief Brian Fennessy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mendocino Complex, biggest wildfire in California history, now 100 percent contained


U.S. Forest Service announced that the 459,123-acre Mendocino Complex, which has destroyed 280 structures including 157 residences, killed one firefighter and injured four others, earning the dubious distinction of the largest wildfire in California history, has finally been contained.

Mendocino Complex, biggest wildfire in California history, now 100 percent contained

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Colorado wildfire update: Record heat reinvigorates state’s largest active wildfires


A heat wave in drought-stricken Western Colorado fueled growth of the Boone Draw Fire to 8,700 acres and re-energized the Bull Draw Fire, even as the Silver Creek Fire's growth to 11,405 acres triggered the evacuation of around 200 homes.

Colorado wildfire update: Record heat reinvigorates state’s largest active wildfires

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Utah experiencing serious wildfire season: a comprehensive list of Utah wildfires


A summary of wildfire activity in Utah since June shows that at least 850 blazes have scorched more than 120,000 acres.

Utah experiencing serious wildfire season: a comprehensive list of Utah wildfires

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Colorado Wildfire Update: Silver Creek Fire Flares Up, Seaman Fire Grows


A summary of wildfire activity in the Centennial State showed that Routt National Forest expected to have more than 100 people and several SEATs battling the Silver Creek Fire Thursday after it began to spread across another 1,000 acres northwest of Kremmling.

Colorado Wildfire Update: Silver Creek Fire Flares Up, Seaman Fire Grows

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Weather has cooled, but quieter fire season still smolders across Montana


Despite the fact that sixteen wildland wildfires are still burning across the Treasure State, for the most part Montana has dodged a devastating summer fire season like last year’s.

Weather has cooled, but quieter fire season still smolders across Montana

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

California Wildfires 2018 Maps: Where the Delta, Snell and Irving Fires Continue to Burn


Newsweek provided a summary of wildfires during this summer of fire, including updates on the current Delta, Snell and Irving Fires.

California Wildfires 2018 Maps: Where the Delta, Snell and Irving Fires Continue to Burn

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We Know Exactly How to Stop Wildfires—With Money


A WIRED Magazine article that takes a closer look at the economics of fighting wildfires in the West comes up with some sobering statistics: prescribed fire costs $10-$250 an acre, mechanical thinning costs $2,000-$3,000 per acre, but wildfires cost $1,200-$3,700 an acre.

We Know Exactly How to Stop Wildfires—With Money

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