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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.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082915


United States

(1) The National Interagency Fire Center sent along a press release about how Canadian fire crews are helping battle wildfires in the West
NIFC Mobilizes Canadian Firefighters And Resources To Help With Idaho And Montana Wildfires

California

(2) Lynne Tolmachoff, State Information Officer at CAL FIRE, sent along an update on the 13 wildfires being fought by over 6,300 firefighters statewide
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Friday, August 28, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082815


United States

(1) A summary of some of the wildfires burning across the US is provided by an ABC News report
Residents in Montana Town May Be out of Homes for a Week

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director at the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along a request for nominations for four upcoming awards
IAWF Award Nominations

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082715


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Tom Lasser, a retired Lt. Colonel in the National Guard, sent along an article that looks at the military commitment to wildland firefighting in the West
America Is at War With Fire

(2) A photo spread provides shots from the firelines as wildfires continue to burn across the West
Firefighters brace for increase in fire activity across West (39 photos)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082615


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Bruce Courtright, Chairman of the National Institute for the Elimination of Catastrophic Wildfire, sent along an Op-Ed piece which posits the question of whether groups who block forest thinning projects in court can be sued by those who suffered losses in a resultant wildfire
Something to ponder

(2) National Public Radio looks at the health danger posed by wildfire smoke
Wildfire Smoke Becomes The Health Threat That Won't Go Away

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082515


United States

(1) Accuweather photos and maps show the extent of wildfire activity and smoke spread across North America
PHOTOS: Wildfire Smoke Fills the Sky Over Northwest US

California

(2) Lynne Tolmachoff, State Information Officer at CAL FIRE, sent along an update on the wildfires burning across the Golden State
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Monday, August 24, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082415


United States

(1) The Christian Science Monitor takes a look at the disparate groups fighting wildfires across the West that have already burned 7.4 million acres this season
Soldiers, prisoners, other countries join massive firefighting effort in the West (+video)

California

(2) Lynne Tolmachoff, State Information Officer at CAL FIRE, sent along an update on the wildfires burning across the Golden State
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082215


United States

(1) A Washington Post columnist lays out five myths about wildfires as fires blaze across the West
Five myths about wildfires

California

(2) A KABC-TV video segment looks at the 90-day $8 million contract Los Angeles County signed for two CL-415 Super Scoopers and one Erickson Air Crane to fight wildfires in Southern California
2 Super Scoopers, 1 Erickson Air Crane join Southern California wildfire fight

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