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Friday, March 02, 2012


Firefighters in Desert Hot Springs, California, battled a one-acre wildfire all night long (1); and windy conditions have prompted wildfire warnings for Las Vegas and parts of southern Nevada today (2); while residents of Summit, Colorado, which is surrounded by forests filled with beetle-killed trees, are reading a book about a catastrophic wildfire and drawing parallels to their current situation (3). The Texas State Climatologist has warned that West Texas is in for more wildfires as a dry weather pattern begins (4); no doubt adding urgency to wildfire training in Collin County (5). Department of Energy Conservation and Recreation's Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants has allocated enough funds to retrofit military vehicles to fight forest fires in Townsend, Massachusetts (6); while Alberta, Canada, began its official wildfire season on Thursday, well ahead of the usual April 1st start date, due to an unusually mild winter (7). Wildfires were reported in Spain and Portugal yesterday (8). An update on the 600-hectare wildfire burning outside of Nagarahole, India, is provided by the next item (9); fear of bushfires prompting Indian officials to announce closure of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve next Monday (10). A wildfire which has been burning in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan since February 26th continues to defy efforts to rope it in (11); while an article from New Zealand takes a look at how Australians are coping with bushfires on the world's most fire-prone continent (12). The impact of the latest bushfire inquiry in Western Australia on volunteer firefighters is chronicled by the next article (13); where a bushfire which burned 140 acres in Boyanup yesterday has reignited (14); Parliament agreeing to establish a Kimberley ultramarathon inquiry to explore how runners were trapped by a bushfire last year (15). And finally, firefighters will face off against police officers on the ice in Great Falls, Montana, this weekend in a hockey event appropriately titled guns and hoses!

(1) Firefighters contain blaze

(2) Cool and windy today for Las Vegas, wildfire warning issued for Lake Mead

(3) Summit Reads featuring ‘The Big Burn'

(4) Climatologist Warns Wildfires and Dust Headed for West Texas 3/2/12

(5) Collin County Fire Departments Training To Help Fight Wildfires

(6) Grant helps bulk up forest fire prevention

(7) Wildfire season starts early

(8) EFFIS - Current Situation

(9) 600 hectares of forest destroyed in wild fire

(10) Mudumalai Tiger reserve to be closed from March 5

(11) Fighting a 5-day-old forest fire

(12) Living with the fires - an Australian dilemma

(13) Fire volunteers out in the cold

(14) Boyanup bushfire reignites

(15) Kimberley ultramarathon inquiry announced

(16) Firefighters, officers to face off on the ice

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