California fire crews expected to fully contain a 100-acre wildfire burning in San Luis Obispo County's Montaña de Oro State Park today (1); and Sierra National Forest's fire season, in which 48 human and 28 lightning-caused fires scorched 897 acres, has officially ended (2). Arizona's Kaibab National Forest conducted a 173-acre controlled burn near Tusayan (3); while the Central Yavapai Regional Training Academy is training the leaders of tomorrow (4). Wildfire reconstruction following Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire is helping boost sales tax revenue in Colorado Springs (5). Bushfires around Western Australia kept the newly-formed Department of Fire and Emergency Services busy (6); but some homes have been deemed 'undefendable' by Fire and Emergency Services Authority officials (7). And finally, Maine Forest Service rangers, used to fighting wildfires, drew accolades for their performance providing emergency services in New York state following Hurricane Sandy!
(1) Coon Creek Fire expected to be fully controlled today
(2) Fire Season Ends For The Sierra National Forest
(3) Smoke lingers from prescribed burn near Tusayan
(4) TOMORROW'S LEADERS: Firefighters train to lead their crews as captains
(5) Wildfire repairs, troops boost sales
(6) Fire services battle blazes around WA
(7) Forest homes 'undefendable'
(8) Maine forest rangers cut N.Y. red tape