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Saturday, January 26, 2013


Two teenagers were arrested for assaulting a responding firefighter after apparently starting a fire in a drainage ditch outside of the Southern California community of Fontana (1); while Mendocino National Forest is revising Mill Fire closure orders to allow hiking between the Letts Lake area and the community of Stonyford (2). The Boy Scouts of America and the Texas Forest Service are working together to reforest parts of Bastrop County's Griffith League Scout Ranch damaged by wildfires in 2011 (3). With the beginning of Florida's "Prescribed Fire Awareness Week," the Agriculture Commissioner is reminding property owners of the importance of prescribed burns (4); even as the Gulf County Sheriff's Office warned that smoke from a nearby wildfire could force road closures (5). Fire crews continued to monitor hot spots left over from a 116-hectare bushfire on New Zealand's Great Barrier Island (6). In Australia, two major bushfires in Victoria which cover over 70,000 ha between them continued to burn out of control (7); the situation made worse by a bulldozer accidentally severing a telecommunications line, taking down Country Fire Authority's website and social networking sites (8). Bushfires NT crews swung into action to save several residences from a bushfire in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory (9). And finally, we conclude with the amazing survival story of a greyhound from Carngham, Victoria, who remained safe in her shelter as a bushfire roared onto the property!

(1) 2 men arrested for arson and assaulting a firefighter in Fontana

(2) Forest officials revise Mill Fire Closure Order to allow hiking

(3) Boy Scouts recruit volunteers to help reforest campground at wildfire-charred state park

(4) Adam Putnam Stresses Importance of Prescribed Forest Fires

(5) Gulf County Wildfire Could Cause Road Closures

(6) Firefighters monitoring Great Barrier Island hotspots

(7) Major bushfires continue to burn out of control

(8) Bulldozer hits bushfire services

(9) Volunteers save homes from bushfire

(10) Miracle dog survives bushfire at Carngham

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