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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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

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United States

California

(1) Kern County Fire Department is concluding the official fire season today
County to transition out of fire season Friday

(2) A USFS hydrologist is studying water and its impacts in the fire-damaged, drought-challenged Stanislaus National Forest
Sierra Views: Moore feels at home in Stanislaus Forest

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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United States

California

(1) With an abundance of rainfall over the past few weeks, Southern California's Los Padres National Forest has transitioned out of the fire season
Rainstorms bring some relief from forest fire worries to Santa Barbara County

(2) A new USFS study published in Forest Ecology and Management on the Rim Fire examined whether forests with restored fire regimes were as resistant to high-severity wildfires as expected
Even in restored forests, extreme weather strongly influences wildfire's impacts

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director of the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along holiday greetings from the IAWF
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a safe and prosperous New Year!

California

(2) A new agreement will allow San Diego's two firefighting helicopters to conduct night drops on wildfires on unincorporated county land or within the region's 17 other cities
City to allow night water drops during wildfires

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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United States

California

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Jon Keeley, a Research Ecologist with the US Geological Survey, sent along a study that discusses the impact defensible space had on homes in San Diego County during wildfires from 2001-2010
How Much Defensible Space is Needed to Reduce Home Losses in Chaparral?

(2) Rainfall and cooler weather have allowed CAL FIRE's San Luis Obispo unit to declare an end to wildfire season for this year
Cal Fire announces end of fire season in SLO County

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Monday, December 15, 2014

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Arizona

(1) Four years on, the Four Forest Restoration Initiative has treated 300,000 acres in Northern Arizona
Forest Service Score: 300,000 Acres Treated

(2) For Flagstaff homeowners aiming to protect their property from wildfires, Supertree Services is offering to help
Let us protect your property against wildfires! Call Supertree Services today at 928-526-2287

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

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United States

Washington

(1) The Department of Natural Resources has demoted a Resource Protection Manager following an outcry by officials and homeowners against the tepid initial attack on what would become the Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan County last summer
State demotes manager who led controversial wildfire response

Colorado

(2) The El Paso County Sheriff's Office indicated that a small wildfire in the Helen Hunt Falls area was not threatening homes
Small wildfire in Helen Hunt Falls area; smoke visible in Colorado Springs

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Friday, December 12, 2014

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United States

California

(1) The Southern California communities of Glendora, Azusa and Monrovia dealt with debris flows from burn areas as a powerful Pacific storm swept into the area
The latest on powerful storm sweeping across Southern California

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Jon Keeley, a Research Ecologist with the US Geological Survey, sent along a study that disputes the theory that landscape-scale vegetation clearance will reduce the threat of wildfires to homes
The Built Environment is More Important than Fuel Treatments in Exposure to Wind Driven Chaparral Fire

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