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Friday, November 29, 2013


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Jerome Laval, Editor of the California Fire Pilots newsletter, sent along their latest edition (1); but the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center voiced opposition to a salvage-logging bill which would remove burned timber from California's Rim Fire burn area (2). A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about a 15-acre wildfire that was deliberately set in Josephine County, Oregon, in August (3). In Colorado, Black Forest Fire survivors gathered to give thanks yesterday (4); but a number of people were apparently not thankful for their fire chief as they started a petition for his dismissal (5). Massachusetts firefighters battled a 5-acre wildfire burning on Middlesex Fells Reservation (6); while bushfire smoke made for hazardous driving conditions on Bustamante Highway near Clarendon, Bahamas (7). Six weeks after bushfires leveled 200 homes in New South Wales, Australia, a local politician railed against the state and federal governments for dragging their feet on recovery efforts (8); while information gleaned from residents of that state by Bushfire CRC researchers shows that more work needs to be done in preparing for future bushfires in the region (9). And finally, satellites have helped wildland firefighters by providing real-time data on wildfires, but this time turnabout was fair play as firefighters at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland saved a $450 million satellite from a fire!

(1) California Fire Pilots Newsletter

(2) Sierra environmentalist group sounds the alarm about Rim fire salvage-logging bill in the House

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