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Friday, November 21, 2008


In the news today, Orange County firefighters were lamenting the pressure drop that may have cost some homes in Hidden Hills last weekend, and how much they learned from the wildfires of 2007 is examined by the next item. The tally is coming in for property losses due to the wildfires, while Verizon has made a small donation to help victims, and Iraqi troops are making a financially small, but symbolically large donation to wildfire victims. As investigators dig into the rubble to find the causes of the fires, a small blaze broke out in Malibu today. On the technological front, French researchers are applying mathematics to the problem of predicting wildfire spread in hopes of anticipating effective firefighter responses. In Utah, federal agencies are suing three railroads for train-caused wildfire damage and rehabilitation. In Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, firefighters were grappling with a wildfire in difficult terrain, and a small fire near Lake Tahoe was brought under control. Restoration of the area savaged by the Craig Fire in Central California is underway, while a prescribed fire was carried out near Sacramento today. Heading south, a fire near a power station in New Zealand was causing local firefighters grief, and in New South Wales, Australia, there are concerns for the future of the Koala Bear population as the climate continues to warm. And finally, for those of you who think you've been to (or heard about) disagreeable incidents, consider our last entry of the day and be thankful you've not had one of these to deal with!

OC firefighters: Lack of water cost homes in fire

Did O.C. firefighters learn their lessons from 2007 disaster

Initial Insured Losses From Calif. Wildfires Range From $600 Million to $1 Billion

Verizon Donates $25,000 to Aid Victims of Southern California Wildfires

Iraqi troops donate money to US wildfire victims

Investigations Continue Into Causes of Recent Wildfires

Small blaze erupts in Malibu, but winds are helping firefighters

Fighting fires with math

Feds sue for damages after Price Canyon wildfire

Door County terrain is problem for firefighters

Fire contained near Lake Tahoe site of Angora fire

Preparing for fires: Projects reduce threat of wildfires

Control burn continuing in Eldorado National Forest

Fire closes down Far North power station

Climate threatens the koala

Stinky Florida swamp fire will smolder on

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