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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, October 01, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 100104


United States

(1) With a fire season that saw less than half the usual acreage burn nationwide, US Forest Service didn't exhaust their $995 million suppression budget for the first time in three years
Forest Service Budget Covers Firefighting Costs For First Time In 3 Years

California

(2) A trio of former US Forest Service chiefs threw their support behind the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, treating wildfire suppression as a natural disaster, not as a budget item
Op-Ed: Congress should fund fires for what they are -- disasters

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 093014


United States

California

(1) The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index indicated that Southern California's first Santa Anas of the season will only present a marginal threat to the area
"Marginal" Wildfire Risk Expected with Santa Anas Thursday

(2) Marine Corps assets which proved their worth in the May wildfires that swept across San Diego County are prepared to battle any wildfires that crop up this fall
Marine Corps brings invaluable assets to fighting wildfires in San Diego county

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Monday, September 29, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 092914


United States

California

(1) The 97,000-acre King Fire burning in the Eldorado National Forest is now 87% contained, largely due to continued rainfall
Rains have King fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible

(2) A new study from the Cost of Carbon Pollution Project forecasts worsening wildfires across California and the West
California burning points to more frequent wildfires

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 092714


United States

(1) A National Public Radio segment features US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell explaining the controversial restrictions and fees on journalists and photographers reporting on wildfires
Forest Service Under Fire For New Media Permit Rules

California

(2) CAL FIRE's Chief of Public Information, Daniel Berlant, sent along an update on the wildfire situation across the state, where the number of blazes has dwindled to just three major fires
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Friday, September 26, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 092614


United States

California

(1) Special tax rules will allow San Diego County homeowners who suffered losses in the May wildfires to claim a loss in either the year the disaster occurred or in the prior year
Have Losses in May Wildfires? Check for State Tax Break

(2) CAL FIRE's Chief of Public Information, Daniel Berlant, sent along an update on the wildfire situation across the state, where only four major blazes are still burning
California Statewide Fire Summary

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 092514


United States

(1) Journalists are concerned about expensive special-use permits required by US Forest Service for media outlets covering wildfires beginning in November
US Forest Service Seeks To Protect Wilderness From Pesky Journalists; Press Association Cries Foul

California

(2) A Los Angeles Times article looks at how the same drought conditions that led to the explosive growth of Northern California's wildfires could impact Southern California when the Santa Anas arrive
Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 092414


United States

California

(1) San Diego County Supervisors approved $5.2 million for a third Sheriffs Department firefighting helicopter Tuesday
County to Buy New Firefighting Helicopter

(2) CAL FIRE's Chief of Public Information, Daniel Berlant, sent along an update on the wildfire situation across the Golden State
California Statewide Fire Summary

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