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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.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nolan calls on Forest Service to continue using Ely Airport; Agency may no longer land C-130s here


U.S. Rep Rick Nolan complained that it would be 'shortsighted' of the U.S. Forest Service to discontinue using the Ely Municipal Airport as an air-attack base for MAFFS-equipped C-130s after the base was recently renovated specifically to improve the runway’s ability to handle C-130’s.

Nolan calls on Forest Service to continue using Ely Airport; Agency may no longer land C-130s here

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Thomas Fire fully contained, as firefighting costs set new record


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Lasser, a retired Lt. Colonel in the California National Guard, sent along an article about the final costs associated with the Thomas Fire, which scorched 440 sq miles of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, killing two people, destroying more than 1,000 structures and damaging 280 more.

Thomas Fire fully contained, as firefighting costs set new record

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Logging isn't the solution to our wildfire problems


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Heather Heward, an Instructor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho, sent along an article in which a forensic biologist panned the Resilient Federal Forests Act, intended to reduce wildfires by increasing logging, due to its reduction in environmental oversight.

Logging isn't the solution to our wildfire problems

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rivers of mud sweep through wildfire burn areas in California


NBC News provided a photo montage of the damage done to over 100 homes in Santa Barbara County's trendy Montecito neighborhood due to mudslides from the Thomas Fire burn areas.

Rivers of mud sweep through wildfire burn areas in California

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Southern California Edison Sued Over Los Angeles-Area Wildfires


Southern California Edison was blamed in a class-action lawsuit for three wildfires that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings and killed a firefighter last month in the Los Angeles area.

Southern California Edison Sued Over Los Angeles-Area Wildfires

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Los Angeles County Expected To Approve Firefighting Helicopter Contract Extension


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a $4.2 million contract with Helicopter Support Inc to maintain the county’s fleet of firefighting helicopters for up to six years.

Los Angeles County Expected To Approve Firefighting Helicopter Contract Extension

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Maps: Wildfire Burn Areas Threatened by Winter Storms in California


Interactive USGS maps provided a look at potential debris flow from areas in Southern California scorched by the Lilac Fire, the Skirball Fire, the Rye Fire, the Creek Fire, and the Thomas Fire.

Maps: Wildfire Burn Areas Threatened by Winter Storms in California

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