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Friday, August 15, 2008


In the news today, more info on the service in Oregon for the firefighters killed in the S-61 crash, followed by an article highlighting discussion on possible changes in tactics due to the crash. Another state (Arizona this time) is reporting fewer wildfires than normal so far, but another article about Global Warming’s effect on wildfires follows. Salt Lake Tribune runs an extensive article on the Yellowstone fire’s 20th anniversary. Two articles convey some details on Montana’s Gunbarrel Fire and a detailed update of Idaho’s wildfires follows. Good news from Porterville and the Central Coast as the wildfires there are contained. Residents of Big Bar decide to stand and fight despite the encroachment of two wildfires on that town. Finally, a bit of wildfire news once again out of Turkey as 10,000 hectares (about 22,000 acres) burn there.

Ore. service honors 9 killed in fire copter crash

Worry over tactics grows after firefighter deaths

Wildfire season has been a fizzle, so far

Report: Climate change to fuel wildfires in West

Wildland firefighting changed after 1988 Yellowstone fire

The gunbarrel fire keeps growing

Gunbarrel fire to see ups and downs

Friday's Eastern Idaho Wildfire Update

UPDATE: Wildfires east of Porterville contained

Lightning fires under control along Central Coast

Big Bar folks stay as crews fight blazes

10,000 hectares decimated by fire, says Eroğlu