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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Publications blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include over 10,000 personnel from fire agencies, contractors, and government entities on five continents. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego Fire Department Chief Brian Fennessy.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [October 15]


As major wildfires in Southern California, like the Saddleridge and Sandalwood fires, are being mopped up, our first article today provides a summary of wildfire activity across the Golden State, including air quality reports and maps, as well as a section that details specific fires in alphabetical order.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [October 15]

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Final Days Of The Fire Lookouts


As drones and cameras supplant human lookouts, our first article today looks back at the usefulness and romance surrounding fire lookout towers that once dotted the U.S., spotting wildfires for over a century.

The Final Days Of The Fire Lookouts

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Monday, October 14, 2019

California Fire Map & Air Quality Near Me Today [October 13]


Interactive maps help residents of the Golden State track reported wildfires in their area, along with air quality reports and maps, followed by details on specific fires in the region in alphabetical order.

California Fire Map & Air Quality Near Me Today [October 13]

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Smokejumpers: A Skilled Resource for Fighting Wildfires


Our first article today provides a detailed look at smokejumpers, an elite group of highly trained, very experienced firefighters who parachute into remote areas to suppress wildfires.

Smokejumpers: A Skilled Resource for Fighting Wildfires

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [October 9]


As wildfires continue to burn across the Golden State, our first item today provides an overview of where they're burning and a detailed description of each incident.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [October 9]

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires


A new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that climate has been the dominant controller of wildfire activity in the Sierra Nevada region over the past 1,400 years, suggesting that future climate change is poised to make fires worse.

Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

2018 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities Report Now Available from USFA


The 2018 U.S. Fire Administration’s annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United States, which identifies all on-duty firefighter fatalities that occurred in the U.S. and its territories, noted that there were 5 wildland firefighter fatalities last year.

2018 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities Report Now Available from USFA

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