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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, July 22, 2008


In the news today, more wildfires breaking out in the Rockies while fires near Red Bluff and up in Canada continue to spread. Restoration of some fire areas is already underway as containment is reached on the Goleta blaze. An ironic turn of events is pointing to wildfire smoke actually retarding climate change in the arctic. Union Pacific has agreed to pay for suppression costs on a fire allegedly caused by their equipment. Fire crews are finally getting a much-deserved rest as homeowners in Encinitas get up close and personal with wildfire. Next up, two radio segments discuss the burning issue of who pays for wildfires. And the next time a rookie firefighter gripes about how dangerous the job is, just show them the last article in todays sampling:

Lightning sparks overnight blaze near Parachute

Fires growing in Yolla Bolly

Growing wildfire threatens Kootenay town

Basin Fire repair work under way

9,443-acre Goleta wildfire nears full containment

Only 33 wildfires still burning in California

Escalating insurance claims seen

Smoke From Wildfires May Block Warming of Arctic, Study Says

U.S. government to announce settlement with Union Pacific on Calif. forest fire

Rest in sight for crews as fires let up

Homes in close brush with Encinitas fire

Fighting Wildfires: Who Should Pay?

California Firefighting Costs Adding Up

Forest fire rages amid munitions in Lebanon