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Monday, August 11, 2008


In the news today, the folks in Lake Tahoe are finally talking some serious forest thinning in the aftermath of the Angora Fire. Zion National Park is the latest victim of wildfires within the National Park Service, but the firefighter who was attacked by a grizzly outside of Yellowstone is going to let bygones be bygones. Three articles focus on the S-61 crash up in Shasta, and another from USFA tallies up firefighter fatalities for 2007. Montana is still getting lightning-sparked wildfires, as the next article relates, and so is British Columbia. Two more articles tell of Arizona wildfires in this busy season, followed by three stories from Oregon that tell about the perceived value of being a seasonal firefighter from college students’ perspective, a wildfire on Mt. Hood, and concerns about the cost of wildfires already accrued this season. Rounding out today’s wildfire news, two stories from overseas, one from Greece and one from Lebanon, telling about wildfires in those regions.

Forest-thinning project unveiled

Two wildfires calming; new blaze starts in Zion

Firefighter not holding grudge after griz attack

An honor guard brings fallen firefighters home

Officials work to ID remains from helicopter crash

After firefighter copter crash, stories of lost futures

The U.S. Fire Administration Releases Latest Firefighter Fatality Report

Lightning sparked small wildfire near Elmo

Lightning sparks forest fires across B.C.

300 acre brush fire darkens skies in far west valley

Arizona wildfire burns hundreds of acres

Younger crews put lives on fire line for big fun, money

Mount Hood blaze giving firefighters problems

Firefighting costs burn through Forest Service budget

Wildfires in Halkidiki, Kastoria, Pella

Wild Forest Fires Move to Batroun