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Tuesday, August 05, 2008


In the news today, wildfires are still burning in several states (Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and, of course, California), as recounted by the first five articles. The massive wildfire in North Carolina is nearly out, while the cleanup bill in San Diego County is being reviewed for excessive padding (on the order of a three-fold overcharge!) Fire managers are nervously watching the skies as more lightning is expected in California. On the international scene, two stories record the wildfires Lebanon is fighting (amid the minefields again, I wonder?) Finally, two stories from Yellowstone National Park: one on the recovery of the park from the huge wildfires in 1988 and the second on a danger that few firefighters ever consider – being attacked by the wildlife while fighting wildfires! So much for Smokey Bear’s reputation as a good guy.

Denver wildfire threatens homes

Firefighters Have Upper Hand On Cascade Fire

Three Wildfires Show Increased Danger as Temperatures Rise

Containment pushed back for two California wildfires

Wyoming wildfire burns 22,000 acres

Eastern NC wildfire nearly out; firefighters leave

San Diego wildfire cleanup billing questioned

Lightning storms could spark more wildfires in California

New Lebanon forest fires threaten homes

Civil Defense battles blazes in Jbeil, Kesrouan

20 years after wildfires ISU researchers head back to Yellowstone

Grizzly bear fleeing wildfire pounces on firefighter