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Tuesday, August 04, 2009


A small wildfire temporarily closed a Central California airport yesterday; but much larger ones have scorched over 5,000 acres around Fort Hunter Liggett. An update on the status of wildfires around Mt. Shasta, in Northern California, is provided by the next article. A wildfire in Washington state is nearing 500 acres. Colorado's new roadless rule has stirred up the ire of environmental groups; while a wildfire in Northwestern Colorado quickly grew beyond 1,000 acres yesterday. A wildfire in Montana is being left alone by firefighters for the moment; and the 1049th Engineer Fire Fighting Detachments Unit of the Montana Army National Guard is profiled in the next article. A contingent of New York firefighters headed to Alaska to help fight fires there; and more are heading north from Vermont and New Hampshire, as wildfires top 3,400 square miles burned. A detailed summary of fire damage, evacuations, and comparisons to past fire seasons in British Columbia is up next; followed by an article about the deadline firefighters there are facing. A look at fire bases in British Columbia, along with an update on fires there, is provided by the next article; even as Canadian officials appeal for help from outside Canada, related by the next couple of articles. Reflections by insurance underwriters from Canada who visited Australia and the lessons they learned from the Black Saturday fires is up next. A wildfire is burning in rugged terrain on the Asian island nation of Sri Lanka. Activists can't count on government help in curbing wildfires in Indonesia, it appears. Even though Australia's bushfire season is weeks away, Country Fire Authority is advising residents of Victoria to prepare. And finally, a Maryland fire company is embarrassed about an engine fire that spread to their fire station!

Wildfire breaks out near Novato airport

South County wildfires burn more than 5,300 acres

Thirteen fires contained and controlled on national forest east of I-5

Fire torching 470 acres of forest in Cowlitz Valley

Wildfire a Hot Topic in Latest CO Roadless Rule

Lightning sparks 1,200-acre 'Allred' wildfire

FIRE SEASON 2009: New wildfire east of Seeley Lake will be allowed to burn

Montana National Guard unit ready to tackle wildfires

Ready to fight Alaska wildfires

Forest fire fighters from Vt, NH head to Alaska

Evacuation orders have forced at least 4,850 B.C. residents from their homes

Next 72 hours critical as wildfire threatens B.C. community of Lillooet

Haig Fire Base running full force

B.C. officials consider calling in outside help to battle fires

NZ fire managers to help battle Canadian wildfires

Lessons from Down Under

Knuckles on fire

Minister plays down Riau, Jambi forest fires

New Fire at Kalamalka Provincial Park

Fire-season warning for Moorabool

Md. Firefighters Fight Blaze in Own Firehouse

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