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Thursday, August 13, 2009


Some details on the La Brea fire are provided by our first two wildfire stories; while officials are seeking the public's help in determining the cause of this suspicious fire. A summary of wildfires burning in Northern California is up next; followed by information on the Lockheed fire burning in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, which appears to be heading towards the sea, burning everything in its path. The Coffin Fire, in Northern California, has blazed past 1,000 acres in size, while firefighters are heavily involved in a wildfire in Mendocino National Forest as well. A number of small wildfires that sprang up in Southern Oregon were quickly doused this week; and a compendium of wildfires burning in Arizona is up next. Two articles sum up the status of wildfires in New Mexico; followed by an update on a pair of wildfires burning in Utah's Dixie National Forest. Despite more favorable weather conditions, many wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia, Canada, as the next article shows. Consolidation of communications between various fire agencies is likely to be one of the suggestions provided by the Australian Royal Bushfire Commission report due out Monday. A contingent of new firefighting vehicles has been impacted by government penny-pinching in New South Wales; even as landowners in that state are being told to clear up vegetation around dwellings. And finally, a 'watch out' for firefighters battling structure fires: exploding ammunition!

Strong winds, low humidity fan La Brea Fire

Fire Burns Again In County

Forest Service seeks public's help in La Brea Fire investigation

Chalk Fire outside Burney continues to grow

Wildfire Rages In Santa Cruz Mountains; Hundreds Evacuated

Many evacuations lifted in Lewiston's Coffin Fire; blaze grows to at least 1,200 acres

Initial attack under way on fire in wilderness area

New wildfires spotted, extinguished in SW Oregon

Fire Log

51 new fires reported in Gila National Forest

Firefighters Battling Main Fire on Ground

Wildfire near Cedar City nearly contained

Some fires in region still zero per cent contained

Bushfire policies face big revamp to ensure there is no repeat of the Black Saturday catastrophe

Fuelling bushfire concerns

Public warned to be bushfire ready

Firefighter Struck By Ammunition Discharged In Early-Morning House Fire

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