In today's wildfire news, more ominous signs that the USFS is stealing from their maintenance fund to pay for firefighting, as detailed by articles from West Virginia and Montana. Despite the waning of summer, Oregon continues to have problems with wildfires, as the next two articles show. Central California and Montana are not immune from late-season wildfires either, as recounted in the following three articles. Next up: a cautionary tale on the responsibilities of leadership in the fire service, further complicated by changing times, as discussed in a radio program from 'Earth & Sky'. Moving overseas, Australia is bracing for a very bad fire season, while the Bulgarians are trying to determine who started a series of wildfires there. Finally, a heart-warming story about a good Samaritan who comes to the aid of families of injured and fallen wildland firefighters.
Mon Forest Facing Cutbacks
Helena National Forest cuts budget to help pay for fires
Gorge wildfire shuts down I-84
Rattle Fire defies containment
Structure and 30 acres burn north of Laytonville
Lightning ignites new fires in national parks
Forest closures lifted around Gunbarrel Fire
National News: Mistakes Fighting Fires Can Lead to Prosecution
Forest managers grapple with rapid change
State faces severe bushfire season as big winter fuel build-up turns tinder-dry
Who struck the match?
She comes to the aid of wounded firefighters