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Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Reno's Fire Marshal is giving homeowners an earful in today's first wildfire news item, followed by another on the theme of homeowner responsibility. Oregon is now besieged by a host of lightning-sparked wildfires, as the next article shows. A wildfire in Montana is making fire managers and residents nervous as it mushrooms to 600 acres on land that hosted an 80,000 acre blaze some years back. Fire managers weren't taking any chances with a wildfire by Clear Lake, hitting it with a half-dozen air-tankers. A brushfire in southern Riverside County resulted in two firefighter injuries and will be occupying firefighters' attention through the night, and another near Lancaster that started this past weekend was being contained. Idaho had to close some national forest land due to wildfires, as related by two stories, while wildfires continued sweeping across eastern Washington state. After a fairly calm period, lightning sparked a few wildfires in British Columbia. And finally, the heart-warming story of a bear cub rescue after the California wildfires - a fairly scrappy cub at that!

Reno fire marshal: Same conditions caused losses

My Turn: Wildfire - The risk and responsibility

Umpqua Natl. Forest land now has 72 confirmed fires

Bear Gulch fire more than 600 acres

Brush fire claims 182 acres near Clear Lake

Brush fire scorches 100 acres, injures firefighters

Firefighters gain on blaze near Lancaster

Some National Forest Service land closed because of Idaho forest fires

Large fires inundate BLM, Forest Service on Monday

Wildfire scorches wide swath in Eastern Washington

Lightning blamed for six new forest fires

Wildfire's Tiny Victim Still Recovering

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