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Wednesday, October 08, 2008


San Diego County is preparing for the worst, in today's first news item, by asking residents to register their cell phones so that they can receive emergency alerts no matter where they are. San Diego officials are also accusing some folks of fear mongering in the run-up to the election. And a Fallbrook family has completed a fire-resistant straw house... really. Scientists at NOAA have done some groundbreaking work on perfecting airdrops that will no doubt be of interest to air-tanker crews, but even more so to the folks developing PCADS for aerial delivery, as the next article shows. Environmentalists are concerned that they may lose the ability to block forest policy decisions nationwide if the Supreme Court rules against them, while the governor has unveiled a privately-financed project in the Sierras that could help mitigate wildfire danger there. Tennessee is trying to rein in accidental wildfires via burning permit enforcement, and Texas is going one step further by educating the public on both wildfire and home fire prevention. In a tale of two controlled burns, South Dakota firefighters are conducting some to augment their own fire prevention policies, but a plantation owner in North Carolina may be liable for one he ignited on his property that got out of control. Four small wildfires were quickly controlled in San Luis Obispo County, but officials in the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin are still trying to figure out who is setting tires on fire there. In a scenario similar to the one being played out in San Diego County, officials in Summit County, Colorado, have placed a measure on the ballot that would apply a property tax increase to homeowners to provide funds for wildfire protection, among other things. Overseas, a minor is being charged with starting a bushfire in an Australian national park, and the Indians are using satellite technology to cut response time to wildfires from 12 hours to 2 hours.

San Diego County Offers Tips on Fire Preparedness

Officials say election flier plays on wildfire fears

Construction method crafts straw home to withstand wildfires

Taking Wind Drift Out of the Airdrop

Environmentalists face high hurdle in Sequoia forest dispute

Schwarzenegger announces Sierra Nevada venture

Burning Permits Required Beginning October 15

Forestry officials say preventing forest fires takes education, awareness

Prescribed Burn Under Way Near Piedmont

St. James Plantation fire update

Wildfire Near Lake Nacimiento

Forest Tire Fires

County officials: Referendum 1A would battle bark beetles and save open space

14yo to face court over Noosa bushfire

India shows the way in fighting forest fire

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