Fire crews brought a 50-acre wildfire burning in Orange County, California, to 83% containment (1); a 3-5-acre blaze flaring up near the San Bernardino County mountain community of Crestline (2); Wildfire NOTD subscriber Rich Brooks, a Reporter with the Riverside Press-Enterprise
, discussing the findings of the crash of a CAL FIRE S-2T air-tanker at Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base in the next article (3); while his colleague, Wildfire NOTD subscriber Sarah Burge reported that a 2,200-acre wildfire burning near Camp Pendleton is now 67% contained (4); and a quarter-acre wildfire in Marin County that threatened homes has been contained (5); as has a small wildfire apparently sparked by cigarettes on a La Selva Beach farm (6); but a 3.5-acre wildfire destroyed a home in Corralitos (7). A Washington State University researcher discusses the effectiveness of land-use policies in reducing wildfires in Flathead County, Montana in the next article (8); while a 50-acre wildfire has been reported in Arizona's Coronado National Forest near the Mexican border (9). A lawsuit resulting from a Waldo Canyon Fire survivor who was unable to rebuild her home after that blaze due to inadequate insurance coverage has been settled (10); Wildfire NOTD subscriber Chris Mehl, Director of Public Policy at Montana-based Headwaters Economics
, sending along their fall 2013 newsletter (11). With the commencement of Fire Prevention Week, Floridians were reminded that 80% of wildfires in that state are caused by humans (12); but there was trouble in paradise, as firefighters worked to snuff to small wildfires in Hawaii's Hilo Forest Reserve (13). Heading to Europe, firefighters in the UK snuffed a grass fire in Dorchester (14); while a new wildfire was reported outside of Kütahya, Turkey (15); and a wildfire that began as an agricultural fire outside of Magdousheh, Lebanon, was finally contained by soldiers and firefighters (16). The Indonesian Forum for the Environment has filed a lawsuit against the Indonesian government for failing to control rampant forest fires on the island of Sumatra (17). Firefighters managed to contain an 18.2-hectare bushfire on the slopes of Australian Capital Territory's Mount Namadgi (18); but a debate is raging in Queensland over whether bushfire fuel is excessive around Brisbane (19); even as at least 30 bushfires burned across the state (20); while firefighters kept an eye on a 20-hectare bushfire outside of Cabarlah (21); but thick smoke from a bushfire in the Yelarbon State Forest may pose a driving hazard for motorists (22). New South Wales Rural Fire Service recommended homeowners download their Bush Fire Survival Plan as part of their bushfire preparations (23); and with hot, windy conditions in the forecast, some parts of that state face a high bushfire danger starting Thursday (24). More details on Tasmania's Bushfires Inquiry Report are provided by the next article (25). And finally, firefighters in Fresno, California, made a rescue for the record books: an entire wedding!
(1) Camp Pendleton wildfire 83 percent contained: Full containment expected Tuesday
(2) Firefighters Hit Fire in California Canyon
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