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Wednesday, November 03, 2010


As Southern California enters its second day of unseasonably warm weather, firefighters are bracing for wildfires (1); even as Wildfire News of the Day subscriber Rich Brooks, a reporter for the San Bernardino Press-Enterprise, reports on a 100-acre wildfire that burned on the outskirts of Riverside yesterday (2); where two firefighters were injured (3). Firefighters will be doing preventative burns in Douglas County, Nevada, today (4); while firefighters declared victory over Boulder County, Colorado's, most recent wildfire (5). Residents of Wyoming, preparing for the winter to come, are offered several options by the Powder River Ranger District (6); and the Mississippi State Forester has recommended that the governor lift the statewide burn ban due to increased rainfall, though 17 counties will still retain it for now (7). A new National Fire Protection Agency report provides some insight into wildfires across the US (8). Despite the lateness of the year, Portugal is still having some problems with wildfires in Bendada, Aldeias, Vale de Azares, and Rapa (9). Contrary to the practice politicians often follow invoking natural disasters as part of their campaigning, some politicians in Victoria, Australia, have decided to forgo that practice (10); although not everybody is abiding by that rule, as the next article shows (11). Department of Environment and Conservation firefighters had bushfires to deal with in the vicinity of John Forrest National Park in Western Australia yesterday (12). And finally, wildfire arson investigators scouring the countryside for arsonists need to remember one important tip: don't forget to check closets, too!

(1) Two-day heat wave on tap for San Gabriel Valley, Whittier

(2) Firefighters hurt in Riverside river bottom fire

(3) Two Firefighters Injured in California Wildfire

(4) Kingsbury Grade sees prescribe fire today

(5) Crews Declare Boulder County Fire Fully Contained

(6) From old timber to new fires

(7) Mississippi burn ban lifted

(8) NFPA Report Shows Toll of Brush, Grass, and Forest Fires

(9) EFFIS - Current Situation

(10) Politicians hose down fires as an election issue

(11) Vic opp'n sees red at fire policy launch

(12) Bushfire threatens homes and residents in Swan Valley region and Nannup

(13) Ulster man arrested in connection with California forest fires

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