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Thursday, August 14, 2008


Leading off today’s wildfire news, an article submitted by San Diego Regional Fire Safety Forum’s Bill Hoffman about how insurance companies are cracking down and pulling back from insuring people living in wildfire-prone areas. In contrast to California's hectic wildfire season, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and parts of Canada are having a light wildfire season so far, as related by the next three articles. A few small wildfires are breaking out in Washington, central California and Canada, but nothing really major has appeared at this time in those areas. Two articles relate some of the details from the wildfire conference in Sacramento yesterday, while Global Warming once again gets the blame for wildfire outbreaks in the next one. Native Americans are protesting wildfire fighting on some of their territory that is considered sacred land, while, on the international scene, wildfires are burning in South Africa and Turkey.

Where Wildfires Burn, Insurers Get Cold Feet

Nevada lucky on wildfire front so far this season

Fewer wildfires so far in Wyoming and Montana

Number of forest fires drop in 2008

Fire crews keep watch over blaze

Crews fighting grass fires along I-5

Breaking News: Jack Creek wildfire grows to 200 acres

Two wildfires burning east of Porterville

Republicans want more aggressive forest thinning

Lawmakers seek ways to prevent future wildfire catastrophes

Global warming blamed for increased wildfire risk

Tribes object to fighting fire in sacred places

Raging wildfires in EC

Hunters, shepherds trained to fight forest fires