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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Publications blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include over 10,000 personnel from fire agencies, contractors, and government entities on five continents. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego Fire Department Chief Brian Fennessy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


First up in wildfire news today, a detailed look at CAL FIRE's air operations that discusses apparatus, budgets, and the general operation of California's state firefighting agency. The Bureau of Land Management is offering its help to some Nevada residents, while a 250-acre brushfire ignited on the grounds of Fort Carson, Colorado. Fire crews in Arkansas are dealing with a rash of wildfires across that state and handing out advice to forest owners on how to be prepared, and Texas firefighters had a battle with a brush fire in Corpus Christi. In southern Chile, three states are fighting wildfires, but firefighters in southern Africa are declaring victory over nearly two dozen wildfires that burned around Cape Town yesterday. Australian bushfires dominate wildfire news today, leading off with an article whose headline sums it all up - Horror Day. The next eight articles cover the details of bushfires, gale-force winds, lightning strikes, highways and rail lines shut down by bushfire activity, and arsonists charged and suspected.

Columbia Air Attack Base is First to Respond

BLM proposes help to fight fires in Eureka County

Wildfire erupts on Fort Carson training grounds

AFC Crews Battle Wildfires Across Arkansas

Firefighters Tackle 75-acre Brush Fire

More than 6,200 hectares destroyed by fire in south of the country

Firefighters win battle against Cape bush fires

Horror day: bushfires, gales and storms

Firefighters contain bayside blaze

20 fires burning across NSW after lightning strikes

Bushfire closes Mt Field National Park

Dust storm, bushfire warning for Victoria as temps soar

Commuters stranded after bushfire shuts down rail line

Motorists warned of Kings Hwy bushfire delays

Arson charges over Sydney bushfires

Ballajura bushfire lit deliberately

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