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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, July 23, 2014

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United States

Oregon

(1) A total of 3,000 lightning strikes across the state is adding new fire starts to the 11 major wildfires already burning
Oregon firefighters chase new lightning fires

(2) A rancher tallied up the loss of livestock to the 400,000-acre Buzzard Complex Fire
Buzzard wildfire near Burns leaves more dead and burned cattle in its wake (video)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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North America

(1) A New York Times article looks at conditions that have led to hundreds of thousands of acres going up in smoke across Canada and the Pacific Northwest
Tinderbox Explodes in Wildfires Across Northwest


United States

California

(2) CAL FIRE is suing Hind Foundation for starting a 640-acre wildfire east of Santa Margarita in 2012 that cost $2.5 million to extinguish
Cal Fire sues foundation $2.5M for cost of fighting fire

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Monday, July 21, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwaters Economics, discusses how rampant wilderness construction has increased the costs of the current spate of wildfires in the Pacific Northwest
Fire Starter

(2) A National Geographic article provides some details on how wildlife deal with wildfires
What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

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United States

(1) The National Interagency Fire Center provided an update on wildfire activity across the West
2014 wildfire season worse than usual across the West

California

(2) Grass Valley Air Attack Base, which collaborated with Disney on the animated "Planes: Fire & Rescue" movie, is welcoming visitors today
Foothills Firefighters Consulted On Disney’s ‘Planes’ Sequel

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Friday, July 18, 2014

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United States

(1) A Christian Science Monitor article summarizes the grim fight against wildfires across the West
Across West, firefighters struggle against wildfires as temperatures soar

(2) A wildland firefighter reflects on the dirty, dangerous job of fighting wildfires across the country
'Can-do' crews are first line of defense against U.S. wildfires

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

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United States

California

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Eversole, Executive Director of the American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association, discussed the important role private contractors play in fighting California's wildfires in a press release, with comments by Wildfire NOTD subscriber Dan Snyder, COO at Neptune Aviation
Private Aerial Firefighters Boost State Assets In Record California Fire Season

Oregon

(2) The 4,319-acre Waterman Complex Fire forced evacuations of dozens of homes in Crook County as firefighters brought the blaze to 28% containment
Update: Marks Creeks residents told to evacuate

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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United States

(1) The National Interagency Fire Center provided a wildfire forecast across the parched West in a Washington Post article
Fire season underway, states press for federal funding

(2) A bipartisan group of US Senators agreed that federal wildfire policy is inadequate for the current wildfire danger, but disagreed on the solution
US wildfire policy inadequate, senators agree

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