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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 29, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072915


United States

(1) Tom Harbour, the USFS National Director for Fire and Aviation Management, commented on the worsening wildfire season across the US, the worst he's seen in 45 years in the fire service
Are massive wildfires the new normal?

(2) A former Deputy Under Secretary at USDA who had oversight of the USFS weighs in on the importance of family forest owners in the campaign against wildfires
The unsung heroes in our wildfire fight

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072815


United States

(1) A Washington Post article reexamines the problem caused by using wildfire prevention funds to pay suppression costs
The way we pay for wildfires could be making them worse

California

(2) CAL FIRE PIO Daniel Berlant, sent along a summary of wildfire activity in the Golden State
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Monday, July 27, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072715


United States

(1) A USA Today article looks at national icons being threatened by wildfires in the West
Western wildfires affect national icons

California

(2) San Bernardino County Supervisors are offering a $75,000 reward for information about people flying drones near Southern California wildfires
Supervisors to consider reward to find wildfire drone operators

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072515


United States

California

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Lasser, a retired Lt. Colonel in the National Guard, sent along a YouTube video of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard (Channel Islands Air Guard Base) practicing to fight wildfires
US Hercule C-130J Used as Aerial Firefighting Plane - MAFFS Water Drops

(2) US Forest Service firefighters are battling a 200-acre wildfire on Palomar Mountain near High Point Road in northern San Diego County
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN: Firefighters battling 200-acre brush fire (UPDATE 4)

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Friday, July 24, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072415


United States

(1) With 5.5 million acres already burned nationwide, acreage lost is approaching the 2011 record of 5.8 million
Scorched earth: U.S. wildfires near record level

California

(2) A 200-acre wildfire in the Eldorado National Forest near Kyburz is now 30% contained
Kyburz - Eldorado National Forest

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072315


United States

California

(1) The wind-whipped Wragg Fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County, which has burned at least 6,000 acres and is threatening 200 structures, remains only 5% contained
Wildfire Near Lake Berryessa Prompts Evacuations, Burns 6,000 Acres

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Lasser, a retired Lt. Colonel in the National Guard, sent along a press release in which the Office of Emergency Services Director announced the award of a FEMA grant to cover suppression costs for the Wragg Fire
Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA for CA Response Agencies to Cover Costs of Wragg Fire

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 072215


United States

California

(1) People whose cars were burned when they forced to leave them on Interstate 15 during Southern California's North Fire were stunned at the bills issued by towing companies who cleared the freeway
Calif. Highway Fire Victims Outraged Over Tow Fees

(2) The US Forest Service has stationed their lone CL-415 at the South Lake Tahoe airport
'Super Scooper' new tool in wildfire fighting efforts

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