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Thursday, April 23, 2009

WILDFIRE NEWS OF THE DAY - 042309

In our first wildfire article today, taking a cue from Marine recruiters, CAL FIRE is looking for a few good... women; and they may need them sooner rather than later due to the risk of wildfires in California because of drought conditions, as detailed by an article from USA Today. A small wildfire in Northern California may have been caused by a lightning strike; and the Thirtymile Fire lawsuits have finally been concluded, as the next item from Washington State recounts. A small wildfire near Sedona, Arizona, was quickly dealt with by fire agencies; but Colorado fire agencies are concerned about potential wildfire conditions in that state. Montana fire agencies jumped on a small wildfire near Missoula with both ground and air assets; while a Red Flag warning has been issued for parts of Minnesota; as well as North Carolina. South Carolina is suffering through high winds and low humidity as an out-of-control wildfire scorches that state; increasing to 25,000 acres and 2,500 people evacuated, as the next article shows; followed by a detailed account of major wildfires in South Carolina's history. A wind-driven wildfire in Florida's Everglades has burned 4,000 acres there, closing Alligator Alley. A coalition of Central American countries is coming together to support each other in fighting wildfires. A wildfire caused by a workman welding pipes together in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan required hundreds of volunteers (mostly military personnel) to put it out; and over a dozen soldiers from nearby Nepal were killed fighting a forest fire in that country. The Royal Bushfire Commission has agreed to allow ordinary citizens to testify, in addition to fire agency personnel, possibly in a move to quell raging criticism. Another examination of pre-bushfire warnings to the Victorian government is made by the following article; and as the bushfire season gets under way in Australia's Northern Territories, fire agencies provide advice to residents about protecting their homes. And finally, a power utility company in Australia may be in deep financial trouble, as a lawyer for bushfire plaintiffs estimates a settlement of $800 million for fires sparked by power lines.

Cal Fire Wants To Recruit More Women

Renewed drought conditions fan California's wildfire fears

Fire contained in remote area of Northern California

Dismissal of parents' lawsuit marks end of Thirtymile Fire litigation

Small forest fire burning northwest of Sedona

Precarious fire outlook remains

O'Brien Creek fire holds steady near Missoula

Northland issued red-flag wildfire warning

Forestry officials say weather conditions ideal for spreading fires

Wind-whipped SC wildfire chars 3,000 acres

South Carolina Governor issues state of emergency due to wildfires

Significant wildfire events in S.C. history

Wildfire closes Alligator Alley; smoke blows toward Naples

Awareness Campaign On The Management Of Forest Fires Launched

Tandin Nye forest fire

13 Nepal Army soldiers feared dead in forest fire

Bushfire victims to speak at Royal Commission

Barmah Forest fire risk 'ignored'

Top End in for intense bushfire season

Bushfire Kinglake class action claim could hit $800m - lawyer

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