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Thursday, July 31, 2008


A number of fire stories in the news today, beginning with an item submitted by Bill Hoffman of the San Diego Regional Fire Safety Forum ( about the proposed San Diego County fire tax, followed by one about the damage to the condor habitat up north. Next up, something from the American Bar Assn about wildfire protection. A couple of articles from the high plains on wildfires and help provided by scouts at the fire cache. The controversy over the cost (and effectiveness) of air-attack on wildfires is once again brought to the fore by a couple of articles. Two articles recount the expansion of a couple of fires. Another story on the benefits of wildfire smoke in protecting wine grapes from the heat (go figure). And finally, something about new technology being developed in Europe to aid firefighters.

County fire tax plan unpopular with those who already pay up

California Wildfires Char Condor Recovery Program - Help Sought

More Laws Needed to Protect Residents from California Wildfires

Gunbarrel fire grows to more than 7 square miles

Scouts help fire fight as blazes grow near Pinedale, Cody

Some Question If Air Tankers Are Just For Show

Pricey Air Drop Defended During Oxyoke Wildfire

Wildfires strengthen

Crews battle 3,042-acre wildfire north of Reno

Wildfires only good curveball thrown to Sonoma County wine grape growers

Spotting tomorrow’s forest fires