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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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Wildfire news leads off today with a story from Arizona, where, with millions of beetle-killed trees and other problems statewide, the new state forester has some daunting challenges ahead; followed by one reminding readers that, with 119 square miles of land burned last year, Washington state is starting its fire season. With the final numbers yet to be tallied, insurers are estimating a loss of 100-150 homes in Oklahoma, adding up to about $10 million in claims for one insurer alone, as the next two stories show. A report from a Texas county about the damage done by wildfires there is provided next; followed by one about how the Texas Forest Service is checking to see just how extensive the damage was to the electrical infrastructure of a northern community hit by the wildfires last week. With ideal fire conditions in the area, US Forest Service is on high alert in Northern Michigan; and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has already fought the equivalent of last year's wildfires. A family in New Hampshire had a scare when a forest fire broke out behind their home; but Ontario, Canada's, fire agencies are building up their assets for the coming fire season. Firefighters dealt with a heath fire in northernmost Scotland. The official bushfire season has concluded in Australia, two weeks later than expected; while entrepreneurs in Victoria's wine country are trying to recover from the devastation of their vineyards from bushfires. A report delivered in August of 2008 warned that Victoria, Australia's, emergency communications could collapse in an emergency, something which appeared to come to pass during the Black Saturday bushfires.

Nominee says forest health requires private-sector role

Washington wildfire season starting

State Farm expects $10 million in claims from Oklahoma wildfires

Oklahoma wildfires caused estimated $20 million in insured losses

Firestorm – Wildfires claim 50,000 acres in Jack County

Texas Forest Service Assessing Fire Damage in Electra Today

Forest Service prepares for wildfires

Wausau DNR: Wildfires nearly match last year already

Fire, fanned by winds, scorches three acres, burns shed to ground in Tilton

MNR ramps up forest fire response program

Firefighters tackle heath blaze

Bushfire season reaches official end

Yarra winery bounces back from heat, fires

Bushfire disaster: Vic Govt knew 000 could collapse

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