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Saturday, March 05, 2011


Arizona's Coronado National Forest is beginning a vegetation thinning project which will cover 120 acres over the next few years to reduce the wildfire danger to that ecosystem (1); while Wildfire NOTD subscriber Dan Ware, Fire Information Officer for New Mexico State Forestry, is among those commenting on projections of a busy fire season in southern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona and southwest Texas (2). Texas Forest Service, assisted by firefighters from Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Mexico, continued to battle a 2,750-acre wildfire burning in Brewster County (3); but the folks in Floyd County plan a cookout tomorrow to help neighboring Motley County with their suppression costs for the Matador Fire (4); and there was one bit of good news for survivors of recent wildfires outside of Amarillo: the mayor will let them dump wildfire debris for free! (5) Homeowners were evacuated as a wildfire burned in South Walton County, Florida (6); even as firefighters strive to fully contain the Iron Horse Fire, the next article providing some details on the 16,715-acre blaze (7); this at a time when wildfire conditions in that state continue to be critical (8); the next article offering useful tips to homeowners on how to prevent one in their own neighborhood (9). A wildfire that killed nine firefighters in Southwest China has been extinguished, according to the Yunnan Provincial Forest Fire Prevention Authority (10). And finally, a success story from Colorado provides details on how bighorn sheep displaced by 2002's Hayman Fire are finally going home again!

(1) Ranger district plans many prescribed fires

(2) Fire officials: Southwest U.S. in for busy season

(3) Alpine Fire Continues to Rage for Four Days Now 3/4/11

(4) Floydada Fire Fund

(5) City waives fees for wildfire debris

(6) Woods Fire in South Walton; Residents Evacuate; Homes Threatened

(7) Crews work to fully contain Iron Horse Fire today

(8) Local, state conditions conducive for wildfires

(9) Best defense against wildfires begins at home

(10) Deadly Forest Fire Put Out in SW China

(11) CDOW releases 12 more bighorn sheep in recovering Hayman fire burn area

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