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Saturday, October 04, 2008


Leading off the wildfire news today, an article from San Diego Regional Fire Safety Forum's Rick Halsey in which he is interviewed about wildfires and his forte: chaparral. Staying in San Diego, two stories about Proposition A: one about the controversy surrounding a photo on a Prop A website; the second dealing with the debate over the proposition's value for funding firefighting at taxpayer expense. With the advent of autumn, Oregon firefighters are breathing a sigh of relief, but other parts of the country (North Carolina and Kentucky, in particular) are still remaining on a watchful footing during the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week. Four small fires burning in the Black Hills of South Dakota have been controlled, and a larger fire at high elevation is being allowed to burn in the Stanislaus National Forest in California. The next two stories summarize the fires in the Los Padres National Forest, while fire officials in Montana are offering up the Gunbarrel Fire's prosecution as a model to be followed on future wildfires. A fire tower reproduction in Maine is acting as a historical focus for fire management in that area, including info on the 1947 wildfires that ravaged that region. The Aussies are having a bit of a fight near Brisbane as a bushfire there draws a lot of attention. Finally, for firefighters who are also wine connoisseurs, here's a vintage (and some fund-raising) just for you!

Hot About Chaparral: Questions for Rick Halsey

REGION: Jet crash photo taken down from Web site

ELECTION: Merits of proposed countywide parcel tax debated

Cooler autumn weather brings significant drop in fire danger

State Officials Urging Caution During National Fire Prevention Week and Fall Fire Season

Fire Departments prepare for Fire Awareness Week

Four Fires Under Control

Forest Managing High Elevation Fire for Resource Benefits

Monterey County fire grows to nearly 12,000 acres

Chalk Fire continues to burn

Fire officials laud Gunbarrel effort

Replica fire tower gives fair visitors a view of the past

Sunshine Coast on bushfire high alert

Wildfire Conditions Change Regional Wines

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