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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.

Monday, September 01, 2014

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United States

California

(1) On the five-year anniversary of Southern California's deadly Station Fire, officials honored the memories of two Los Angeles County firefighters killed fighting the blaze
Firefighters Killed In Station Fire Honored On 5 Year Anniversary

(2) CAL FIRE quickly snuffed a wildfire sparked by a vehicle fire near Igo Saturday night
UPDATED: Igo fire under control

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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United States

California

(1) Scientists at the University of San Diego discussed how WIFIRE is helping firefighters detect and track wildfires
WIFIRE Helps Firefighters Stop The Spread of Wildfires

(2) Several wildfires continued to burn in Central and Northern California
Northstate wildfire update August 29

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Friday, August 29, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082914


United States

California

(1) A letter to the editor of the Malibu Times argues that Santa Monica Airport should be kept open due to its firefighting aircraft servicing facilities
Letter: Benefits Of SMO

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Rich Brooks, a Reporter for the Riverside Press Enterprise, reported that two firefighters were hospitalized after being shocked while fighting a 6-acre wildfire south of Corona
EL CERRITO: Firefighters battling 6-acre blaze shocked by power lines (UPDATE 4)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082814


United States

California

(1) Orange County Fire Authority is conducting helicopter firefighting operations with the Southern California community of Costa Mesa for the next two weeks
That helicopter over Fairview Park is a firefighting drill

(2) The catalytic converter on a passing car is being blamed for a 20-acre wildfire on the Harris Grade Road near Lompoc yesterday
UPDATE: Cause of 20-acre vegetation fire near Lompoc determined

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082714


United States

(1) Fire-Rescue Magazine showcased five tools that improve wildland firefighter safety
5 tools to safeguard wildland firefighters

California

(2) NASA's Aqua satellite contrasted fiery Northern California and placid Southern California this fire season
NASA image shows north-south disparity of wildfires in California

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082614


United States

(1) A 33-year veteran provides a primer for structural firefighters tasked with battling wildfires in our first article today
What city firefighters need to know about wildland fires

(2) The BBC profiled smokejumpers battling wildfires across the US
Forest fires kept at bay in US by elite 'smokejumpers'

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Monday, August 25, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 082514


United States

(1) Experts offered up some tips on how to protect homes from wildfires
Small Actions Can Reduce Wildfire Risks

California

(2) Several wildfires are still burning in Northern California
Monday: Northern California Fire Update

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