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Wednesday, July 01, 2009


A wildfire in northern San Diego County, California, was quickly dealt with by CAL FIRE yesterday; while a new fire station may be funded in a mountainous California community by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money. A summary of wildfires burning in and around Kern County, California, is provided by the next article; a resident of Scotts Valley who had conducted an authorized agriculture burn nearly lost his home in the resulting wildfire; and a wildfire in Central California scorched over 600 acres yesterday. A pair of wildfires was attended by firefighters in Eastern Washington state yesterday. In a tale of two communities, a federal grant was awarded to one Colorado community that completed a wildfire plan, but denied to another that hadn't gotten around to it yet; while a small wildfire was reported in Grand Junction. A wildfire briefly threatened homes as it raced through Eastern Oklahoma County yesterday; and East Texas is getting some help from Louisiana firefighters. Fire officials in Alabama are investigating a trio of wildfires that erupted in a suspicious manner; but the value of Firewise Communities in Florida is explored in the next article. Another article about the effects of climate change on the western US is provided by Science Daily. Seeing a potential labor pool amongst the growing number of unemployed people in British Columbia, fire authorities are offering them $15 an hour to fight wildfires. Alberta, Canada's, largest wildfire in a decade is finally just about out. A Turkish article discusses an Indonesian bushfire fact-finding mission to Australia (how's that for cosmopolitan?) In the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires, lawyers for the Royal Bushfire Commission meeting in Melbourne, Australia, recommend discarding the 'stay or go' policy that authorities feel led to so many deaths; to be replaced with a new policy, as our last wildfire article today shows.

REGION: Pauma Valley fire extinguished

Recovery Funds Sought for New Angelus Oaks Fire Station

Fairview fire contained, held to 120 acres burned

Scotts Valley fire destroys farm outbuilding Tuesday

UPDATE: Fire persists, highway still closed

Two wildfires burning in E. Wash.

Lack of wildfire plan kills grant chances

Fire on the Bookcliffs grows to 25 acres

Wildfire Rages Through Structures In Eastern Okla. County

La firefighting crews head for Texas

Fire officials investigating suspicious outdoor fires

Firewise communities: Protecting your home from summer wildfires

In The Warming West, Climate Most Significant Factor In Fanning Wildfires' Flames

B.C. to train unemployed to help fight forest fires

Forest fire largest in 10 years

Indonesian Officials Visit Australia Seeking Fire Fighting Conservation Support

Victoria's bushfire 'stay or go' policy to go - report

Community bushfire refuges urged

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