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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, February 28, 2015

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United States

California

(1) This week's CoreLogic report showed that nearly 1,500 homes in Humboldt County were at risk from wildfires
Report: 1,450 Humboldt homes at high or very wildfire risk

(2) The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will launch the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program at a summit entitled “Save California: The Urgency to Restore Our Primary Watershed" on 3/4
Sierra in peril due to drought, fire; watershed meeting March 4

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Friday, February 27, 2015

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United States

California

(1) A 200-acre wildfire that began as a controlled burn near McCloud has been 95% contained
Wildfire northeast of McCloud 95 percent contained

(2) Nearly 30,000 homes were identified as at risk in San Francisco and Marin counties by the latest CoreLogic report
Wildfires pose big risk to many Marin homes, report finds

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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United States

(1) CoreLogic's latest report shows that nearly 900,000 American homes are at risk from wildfires
Study Reveals 900,000 Homes At Risk From Wildfires

Colorado

(2) The CoreLogic report indicates that 49,667 homes are at "very high" risk from wildfires across the state
How big a threat is wildfire to Colorado homes?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Mikel Robinson, Executive Director at the International Association of Wildland Fire, sent along an invitation to a webinar on the state of science with respect to the airflow associated with fire convection plumes to be held 2/26 at 1 PM MST
Fire Columns and Plume Dynamics

Oregon

(2) Grant County rural landowners are bracing for an increase in a fire patrol assessments for Zone 1 lands
Turf battle looms over Zone 1

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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United States

California

(1) Firewise Madera County passed along some useful tips to homeowners on how to prepare for this season's wildfires
Are you ready for wildfire?

(2) The wildfire danger posed to homes in El Dorado County has caused an insurance company to begin cancelling policies due to the "unacceptable risk" the area poses to homes
CA Drought: El Dorado Homeowner Loses Insurance Due to Wildfire Risk

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Monday, February 23, 2015

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United States

California

(1) The California Natural Resources Agency is supplying aerial photos, stats on ground moisture and wind, and other data to CAL FIRE firefighters when they battle wildfires
California Firefighters Battle Blazes With Data From the Cloud

(2) DynCorp International earned a fourth consecutive Diamond Award from the FAA for its work maintaining CAL FIRE's fleet of firefighting aircraft
DynCorp International Programs Earn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Awards for Excellence

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

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United States

California

(1) Ventura County Fire Department released fuel moisture charts showing how the wildfire danger is climbing across the region
Greener, damper Ventura County, but wildfires still a risk

Oregon

(2) Jackson County will receive $2.2 million for the Ashland Forest All-Lands Restoration Project, which will support work to reduce fire fuels that have accumulated in the Ashland Creek watershed
Facing a heavy forest fire season, Ashland group lands $2.2M for prevention

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