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Monday, January 28, 2013


Colorado State Forest Service is recommending two Firewise publications to help property owners prepare for the wildfire season (1). Authorities in South Fort Myers, Florida, are investigating two suspicious wildfires which broke out Sunday night (2); even as fire crews from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue monitored an active wildfire (3). The impact of British Columbia, Canada's, wildfire smoke on public health has been documented in a recent edition of the journal Environmental Health (4); while light rainfall and warmer than average temperatures have authorities at China's State Forestry Administration warning of an elevated wildfire danger in the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan (5). A video segment touches on the bushfire situation in Victoria, Australia, where mountainous terrain is making for a tough fight near Violet Town (6); one which the prime minister says could last for weeks (7); residents of the northeastern town of Boho being urged to evacuate as a 750-hectare bushfire closed in (8). NSW Farmers announced that BlazeAid has set up camps across New South Wales staffed by volunteers to assist landholders impacted by recent bushfires (9). Fire crews managed to contain a 40-hectare bushfire outside of Busselton, Western Australia (10); but another blaze north of Perth continued to burn near the Shire of Gingin (11). A NASA satellite photograph provides a striking view of bushfire damage in Tasmania earlier this month (12); meanwhile, $450,000 will be distributed to 120 residents who suffered losses from those bushfires (13); a volunteer fire chief from Nubeena who received a Fire Service Medal during the Australia Day awards recalling bushfires on the Tasman Peninsula in 1967 (14). And finally, Victoria, Australia's, Baw Baw Shire Council received an unexpected donation: two paintings depicting bushfires which hit Bunyip State Park in 2009!

(1) State says takes steps now for wildfire mitigation

(2) New Iona fires arousing suspicion

(3) Firefighters monitor brush fire

(4) Measuring the consequence of forest fires on public health

(5) China warns of forest fires

(6) Bushfires play havoc in Victoria

(7) Violet Town fire could last weeks

(8) Locals are urged to leave as bushfire battle rages

(9) Blazing trail in bushfire aid

(10) Bushfire in WA's southwest contained

(11) Locals are urged to leave as bushfire battle rages

(12) Wildfires During Australian Summer Intense

(13) Bushfire funds start flowing

(14) Garry Cooper a star for the volunteer bushfire brigade

(15) Opening the gates of hell: bushfire paintings donated to council

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