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Friday, July 17, 2009


As CAL FIRE crews continued to battle a blaze near Auburn, California, containment was estimated to be 95%; while a water district and a homeowners association split the cost of a firefighting helicopter dip tank for a remote community in Central California. Interior Secretary Salazar has scrapped the Bush Administration's logging plans for forests in Western Oregon; but with a number of wildfires sparking in the area this past week, 911 dispatchers in Eastern Washington provide an inside look at how to report a wildfire; and a radio talk-show in that state tackled the issue of evacuation procedures during a wildfire. The twisting path of a wildfire outside of Reno, Nevada, is chronicled by the next story; but in an even stranger twist, the future director of the Bureau of Land Management is watching the news pensively as his Nevada home is smack in the middle of two wildfires that are burning at the moment. A wildfire burning in Arizona's Coronado National Forest is still only partially contained; while fire officials in Boise, Idaho, are going to let a wildfire burn in an area scheduled for thinning. Firefighters in Colorado have nearly contained an 800 acre wildfire; and a small wildfire in Pike National Forest was quickly extinguished by a helicopter air-tanker. Faced with triple-digit temperatures and a lack of rain in 167 counties, the governor of Texas has issued a disaster declaration to free up federal funds. A trio of wildfire fuel reduction projects aim to provide better fire protection to Canadians living in British Columbia. Israeli firefighters battled several suspicious blazes near Jerusalem. A young Australian has been charged with several counts of arson in a series of fires in Victoria just before Black Saturday; while bushfire survivors elsewhere in that state will be getting new documentation to help ease problems some families have had in obtaining supplies. And finally, firefighters in the UK came to the rescue of a baby seagull that had plummeted down a chimney in Wales.

Wildfire near Auburn 95 percent contained

Firefighting Tool Unveiled In Pinon Pines

Obama Admin Scraps Logging Plan in Ore. Carbon Sinks

What 911 Dispatchers Want to Know When Reporting A Wildfire

Washington Fire Marshall Tips on Evacuation During a Wildfire

Erratic fire changes directions north of Reno

BLM director nominee lives between the two wildfires

Lightning-caused fire burns 400 acres near Tucson

Forest officials let one wildfire burn

Firefighters make progress in southwest Colo. wildfire

Crews halt wildfire in Pike National Forest

Gov. Rick Perry issues disaster declaration

NEW- Pilot projects aim to reduce forest fire fuel

Arson suspected in forest fire near Jerusalem

Man charged over the Delburn Complex fires

New ID cards for fire-affected families

Firefighters rescue baby seagull

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