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Tuesday, February 12, 2013


An escaped campfire is being blamed for a one-acre wildfire last week in Larimer County, Colorado (1); while a bill to extend a tax credit to property owners who take steps to protect their homes from wildfires has passed in the House and now goes to the Senate (2); even as the Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado's office in Fort Collins, which assists wildfire survivors, announced new hours (3). As Idaho heads for its summer fire season, officials in the Sawtooth National Forest discuss what the future may hold in the next article (4); while the Southwest Fire Rescue Conference is underway in Corpus Christi, Texas (5). Florida-based GelTech Solutions, maker of FireIce firefighting gel, announced the resignation of its president and director (6); Florida Forest Service officials reporting that a 269-acre wildfire near Barberville had been fully contained Monday night (7). Fire crews and aircraft in Kaikohe, New Zealand, battled a 30-hectare bushfire (8). In Australia, home building products which are bushfire resistant are listed in the next article (9); while the Australian Geographic discusses a study published in the journal Nature last week which reveals that biodiversity loss puts ecosystems at risk of collapse after a bushfire (10). Habitat for Humanity Victoria has completed 25 homes to replace those destroyed by the Black Saturday bushfires in Yea (11); but Apple Maps was slammed by Country Fire Authority officials over dangerous inaccuracies it introduced into CFA's FireReady bushfire information app (12). Authorities in Lithgow, New South Wales, are seeking information about who may have lit a truck on fire, the resulting blaze spreading to the surrounding bush (13). Department of Fire and Emergency Services fire crews battled a 28-hectare bushfire on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia (14). And finally, a firefighter from Ohio's Felicity Fire Department proved once again that firefighters are a dog's best friend!

(1) Alexander wildfire in Larimer County started by escaped campfire, U.S. Forest Officials say

(2) Colorado House Passes Wildfire Mitigation Tax Credit Bill

(3) Wildfire recovery office has new hours

(4) A Look At The 2013 Forest Fire Season

(5) Firefighters Gather for Southwest Fire Rescue Conference

(6) GelTech Announces Change in Management Team

(7) Wildfire near Barberville contained, S.R. 40 reopens

(8) Winds fan Far North scrub fire

(9) BAL Bushfire Attack Level Compliant RMAX Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems

(10) Ecosystems need diversity to survive

(11) Bushfire victims move into new homes

(12) Apple Maps blamed for 'dangerous' inaccuracies in bushfire app

(13) Thieves start bushfire

(14) Fire threatens lives and homes in Karrakup near Byford

(15) Local firefighter called a hero after saving dog

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