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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, August 22, 2014

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United States

California

(1) A teenager accused of setting the Cocos Fire in San Diego County last May that went on to burn 2,000 acres and destroy or damage more than 40 structures will stand trial
Girl, 13, accused of setting massive wildfire ordered to stand trial

(2) Firefighters in Central California gained the upper hand on two major wildfires burning in Kern and Madera Counties
Wildfire near Bakersfield nearly contained

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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United States

(1) An agreement between the EPA and DLA will allow resumption of the Federal Excess Personal Property and Firefighter Property programs which provide much-needed surplus military equipment to fire departments for wildland firefighting
Military surplus program fully restored for fire departments

California

(2) Despite a thousand days of drought and a number of wildfires statewide, no disasters have overtaken the Golden State so far
Amid California's drought, many wildfires but no disasters — yet

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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United States

(1) The Western Governors' Association added its support to efforts to end "fire borrowing" in which mitigation funds are used to cover suppression costs
Western Governors' Association calls to end "wildfire borrowing"

California

(2) Evacuees from around Yosemite National Park were allowed to return home as firefighters brought the 612-acre Junction Fire to 35% containment
Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 081914


United States

(1) Climate Central put together an interactive map of wildfires across the US
Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in the U.S.

(2) Military aircraft continue to provide aerial support on wildfires in the West
DOD continues aid to combat western wildfires

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Monday, August 18, 2014

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Rick Hatton, CEO of 10 Tanker Air Carrier, discusses the impact of his DC-10s on wildfires across the West in a National Public Radio segment
Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

California

(2) Firefighters brought the 275-acre Tecolote Fire burning above the Southern California community of Azusa to 40% containment this morning
Wildfire above Azusa in Angeles National Forest is 40% contained

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 081614


United States

California

(1) An article from San Diego County's Marine Corps Air Station Miramar provides more details on this week's wildfire exercise in which HMH 465 worked with Miramar Fire Department for the first time
First time partnership for brand-new firefighting training

(2) The impact of smoke from wildfires in the state on wine grapes is being studied by the Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State
Smoke from wildfires could change taste of wines

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Friday, August 15, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 081514


United States

(1) National Geographic put together some photos from the firelines of wildfires burning in the West
Your Shot Pictures: Wildfires From the Front Lines

California

(2) A 70-acre wildfire blazed through Southern California's Angeles National Forest above Glendora yesterday
Wildfire burning in forest near Los Angeles

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