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Monday, December 01, 2008

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 120108

In wildfire news today, the LA Times had an article that chronicles the decline of endangered owls in the Pacific Northwest, followed by one about the four-fold increase in frequency and six-fold increase in severity of wildfires in the Sierra Nevada. An article from Central California highlights scam artists preying on thoughtful contributors in the wake of the Southern California wildfires, and another underscores concerns of residents about the strategy of using fuel to reduce erosion in their wildfire-scarred area. Often forgotten in hasty evacuations, pets injured by wildfires are discussed in the next article. Arizona fire authorities are performing controlled burns in wildfire-prone areas as weather permits, and news out of Florida and Texas details firefighting efforts with some small wildfires there in the two following articles. Bhutan is now entering their fire season and puts high hopes on volunteer firefighters to control wildfires there, while firefighters in Australia warn of the fire danger from low fuel humidity levels. Bushfires have cropped up on Kangaroo Island again, scene of tremendous habitat damage last season. But Australians are employing the latest in forensics equipment to track down arsonists during what is projected to be the worst bushfire season on record.

The spotted owl disappearing act

Sierra Nevada climate changes feed monster, forest-devouring fires

Officials warn of scams over wildfire recovery

Fire prevention efforts confound Bonny Doon residents

United Animal Nations Assists Pets Burned in Wildfires

Prescribed burns starting in Tonto National Forest

Melrose Brush Fire Nearly Contained

Trash fire sparks 14-acre blaze

Fire season sparks off in Zhemgang

Drying vegetation poses bushfire risk: DSE

Kangaroo Island wildlife returns

Hi-tech eye on firebugs

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