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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, February 26, 2020

As California Forests Heat Up, Birds Are Flocking To Higher Ground


An environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife warned that birds which scatter seeds that give rise to new trees in forests and help keep forests healthy by eating insects that spread tree-killing diseases are moving to higher altitudes as temperatures warm, reducing a forest's ability to regenerate after wildfires.

As California Forests Heat Up, Birds Are Flocking To Higher Ground

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020


The California Legislative Analyst's Office has released a report on Governor Gavin Newsom's Wildfire-Related proposals, noting that the absence of a strategic wildfire plan made evaluation of his proposal difficult.

California Legislative Analyst's Office Report on Governor Gavin Newsom's Wildfire-Related Proposals

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Washington Could See Difficult Wildfire Season


In a National Public Radio broadcast, the Commissioner of Public Lands discussed how Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is trying to forecast what to expect of the upcoming wildfire season - and the forecast is not encouraging.

Washington Could See Difficult Wildfire Season

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Friday, February 21, 2020

California spends nearly $300 million on helicopters that can drop water on wildfires at night


As CAL FIRE prepares for another fire season, it is acquiring nearly $300 million worth of Night Vision Goggle-capable Firehawk helicopters with which to battle wildfires day and night.

California spends nearly $300 million on helicopters that can drop water on wildfires at night

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Judge rips PG&E for poor safety record leading to wildfires


A U.S. judge ripped into California power utility Pacific Gas & Electric on Wednesday, saying its executives have put greed before safety and telling officials from the utility blamed for catastrophic wildfires to plan to add at least 1,100 more tree trimmers to cut the risk of its equipment sparking more wildfires.

Judge rips PG&E for poor safety record leading to wildfires

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

‘Putting the forest first’: Nevada County residents, Sierra Business Council make the case for local biomass energy facilities


Nevada County residents are moving forward with a biomass energy facility that can produce electricity and stimulate local job creation, with the benefit of enhanced forest resilience, improved watersheds and reduced wildfire risk.

‘Putting the forest first’: Nevada County residents, Sierra Business Council make the case for local biomass energy facilities

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Fire Crews Busy Early This Year Due To Unseasonably Dry Conditions


Unseasonably dry conditions in Sierra County this year are making more work for CAL FIRE crews, as the 120-acre Antelope Fire burned near Sierraville in the Tahoe National Forest on Monday, and continued dryness bodes ill for the remainder of the year.

Fire Crews Busy Early This Year Due To Unseasonably Dry Conditions

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