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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Q&A Winter rains bring new wildfire dangers in Southern California


A fire ecologist at University of California, Riverside, discussed the wildfire danger in Southern California, where a century of fire suppression and a winter of abundant rainfall have combined to turn San Bernardino Mountain communities into fire traps.

Q&A Winter rains bring new wildfire dangers in Southern California

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Hot weather raises wildfire risk across Southern California


Although hot weather and low humidity in Southern California is expected to abate by midweek, there is a high risk of wildfires due to abundant fuel left over by winter rains.

Hot weather raises wildfire risk across Southern California

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Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 Northwest wildfire season outlook: Average and on time


The fire weather program manager for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center said that Northwest residents can expect a normal wildfire season that starts on time and includes a stint of heightened danger around the August solar eclipse, when crowds are expected to throng the region.

2017 Northwest wildfire season outlook: Average and on time

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Veteran wildland firefighter program now open to everybody


The Returning Heroes Wildland Firefighter Program, which was initially signed into legislation to help veterans transition back into civilian life as wildland firefighters, is now open to non-veterans.

Veteran wildland firefighter program now open to everybody

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

JoAnne Skelly: Wildfire: Prepare, anticipate, evacuate


An Associate Professor & Extension Educator, Emerita at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension discussed how to prepare for wildfires during Wildfire Awareness Month in the Silver State.

JoAnne Skelly: Wildfire: Prepare, anticipate, evacuate

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Law Enhances Access to Firefighting Equipment, Yet Resource Issues Persist


Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill allowing the Washington Department of Natural Resources to donate older fire engines to rural fire districts that they otherwise would have to sell at auction, providing much-needed equipment to wildfire-prone areas such as Okanogan and Stevens County.

New Law Enhances Access to Firefighting Equipment, Yet Resource Issues Persist

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Alaska's wildfire season starts slow, despite Southcentral burns


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Mowry, PIO for Alaska Division of Forestry, reported that although the wildfire season has been relatively tame in the Last Frontier so far this year, several recent Anchorage and Mat-Su wildfires have heightened concerns about burn conditions in Southcentral Alaska.

Alaska's wildfire season starts slow, despite Southcentral burns

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