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Wednesday, June 10, 2009


In wildfire news today, greed may delay the arrival of the Martin Mars as Lake Elsinore city officials complained that the US Forest Service wasn't paying them enough for use of the lake over the fire season. Opponents of a plan by San Diego Gas & Electric to shut off electricity to large parts of San Diego County during red flag days failed to convince a judge to block the plan, though they'll get another chance before the plan goes into effect August 1st. CAL FIRE is putting on an air-tanker exhibition in San Diego County, California; while their aircraft also helped quell a small wildfire in Soledad, California. Actor Christopher Lloyd has announced that he plans to rebuild his home in Montecito that was destroyed by the Tea Fire last fall. An examination of post-fire rehabilitation in Oregon is up next; followed by a story about how firefighters in Arizona are taking advantage of lightning-sparked wildfires to conduct fuel burns. The next article provides an update on wildfires in New Mexico's Gila National Forest; and prescribed fires are the topic of an article from North Carolina. As fires continue to burn in British Columbia, one former forest warden is among a handful of folks who refuse to evacuate. Some fire statistics and progress reports about British Columbia's wildfires are provided by the next two items. Saskatchewan may invoke a ban on sale of flying lanterns throughout that province; something already being done by neighboring Ontario province, where a couple of small wildfires are burning. A pair of wildfires in Greece have drawn a sharp response from air-tankers and firefighters on the ground. A wildfire in an Indian national park that borders the Himalayas burned for four days until finally being extinguished. Statements and omissions by Country Fire Authority's Chief Officer were under scrutiny by the Royal Bushfire Commission in Melbourne, Australia; followed by a story underscoring the importance of preparation and communications, in which a group of civilians reveals how they successfully defended their homes from the Black Saturday firestorm. With the onset of winter snows, homeless residents of bushfire areas in Victoria are feeling the cold. A power utility company has been called on the carpet in Western Australia over failures in their bushfire safety examination. And finally, keep that Personal Protective Equipment handy if the fire you go to involves a bee hive like one in Florida did!

LAKE ELSINORE: Deal for firefighting craft hits snag

Judge refuses to block SDG&E shut-off plan

Firefighting Aircraft Available To County On Display

80 Acres Burned In Soledad Vegetation Fire

Christopher Lloyd plans to rebuild home after fire

Foresters, citizens worry about forest rehabilitation

Wind fans fires

Fire Management Team arrives in Gila National Forest

Controlled burn is follow-up to recent wildfire

Stubborn few refuse to evacuate as fires rage

Firefighters make headway on 'aggressive' B.C. wildfire

More homes threatened by Tyaughton Lake forest fire

Sask. fire officials warn public about flying lanterns

Two forest fires burn near Wawa

Greece: 2 wildfires rage out of control

Forest Fire in Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal

CFA chief omits fire centre review in statement

'Dad's Army' saved 15 homes in Taggerty, bushfire commission hears

Homeless Victoria bushfire victims face heavy snow

Energy supplier fails safety test

Florida firefighters fight fire and bees

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