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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.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Uncovering Patterns in California’s Blazing Wildfires


A study of trends in wildfires in the Golden State over the past 30 years shows that environmental, climatic, and human-related factors can highlight regions with high wildfire probabilities.

Uncovering Patterns in California’s Blazing Wildfires

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Monday, March 01, 2021

State Lawmakers Want To Curb Development in Wildfire-Prone Areas


California lawmakers are considering a bill that would limit housing development in wildfire-prone areas following a new report by the Center for Biological Diversity which found that rampant construction in high fire-risk Southern California wildlands contributed to the increase in costs associated with fire suppression and damages.

State Lawmakers Want To Curb Development in Wildfire-Prone Areas

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Friday, February 26, 2021

California can cut wildfire risk by investing in resilient forests


A retired battalion chief with CAL FIRE who has 34 years of firefighting experience discussed the need to use Governor Newsom's $1 billion wildfire budget to prioritize wildfire resilience rather than just wildfire suppression.

California can cut wildfire risk by investing in resilient forests

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

If wildfire ignites, plane with high-tech will hit Southern California’s skies


The Los Angeles Daily News provided an exposé on a King Air 200 aircraft based at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos which provides an eye in the sky over Southern California's wildfires.

If wildfire ignites, plane with high-tech will hit Southern California’s skies

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New USGS Strategy Harnesses State-of-the-Art Science to Tackle Wildfires Before, During and After the Flames


To help address growing wildfire-related challenges across the West, the U.S. Geological Survey is rolling out a new Wildland Fire Science Strategy that lays out the critical needs for wildfire research over the next five years.

New USGS Strategy Harnesses State-of-the-Art Science to Tackle Wildfires Before, During and After the Flames

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Allstate’s wildfire subrogation recoveries reach $605m


U.S. primary insurance giant Allstate has revealed that it expects to receive around $605 million in subrogation recoveries on claims related to the California wildfires, with a significant percentage already booked.

Allstate’s wildfire subrogation recoveries reach $605m

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Monday, February 22, 2021

More smoke from prescribed forest burning could be on its way to Oregon


The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment for rule changes to the State Implementation Plan’s Smoke Management Plan that would allow more smoke in Oregon from prescribed burning on forest lands.

More smoke from prescribed forest burning could be on its way to Oregon

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