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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


A Voice of America segment examines the global phenomenon of mega-fires (1). KPBS revisits the practice of San Diego providing inmate fire crews to assist the state of California's wildland firefighting force (2); while a wind-driven wildfire outside of Garberville burned 10.5 acres (3). Wildfire NOTD subscriber Debbie Miley, Executive Director of the National Wildfire Suppression Association, sent along a press release in support of the Fallen Wildland Firefighters Fair Compensation Act (4); but a resident of Wyoming charged with starting the Horsethief Canyon Fire has received a bill from the Bridger-Teton National Forest to help pay part of the $9 million in suppression costs for that blaze (5). The US Forest Service praised Virginia's Wythe County Department of Emergency Management Services for their assistance battling a 1,500-acre wildfire (6); however there was trouble in paradise as a 500-acre wildfire broke out in South Kohala, Hawaii (7). A Facebook account is helping people in Spain's Costa del Sol keep up to date on wildfire activity in the region (8). Queensland Fire and Rescue Service provides some useful tips to Australian motorists who might get caught in a bushfire in the next article (9); a Bushfire CRC report on New South Wales showing that a lack of mobile phone coverage resulted in some rural property owners being unaware of nearby bushfires (10); while the Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Coordination Centre will be hosting an event December 1 that will update fire-affected residents on appeals, donated goods, and other support (11). As temperatures ease off in Adelaide, South Australia, fire crews have controlled bushfires burning in Roseworthy and Auldana (12). And finally, girls from Cañon City, Colorado, are doing their part to help Black Forest Fire survivors have a Merry Christmas!

(1) High-Intensity 'Megafires' a New Global Danger

(2) San Diego Transfers Low-Level Prisoners To Help Fight Wildfires

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