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Saturday, November 30, 2013


The mayor of Oakland, California, is continuing efforts to correct an oversight on a bill which was voted down that would have provided $2 million in fire mitigation/suppression funds (1); while the widow of one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots reflects on the impact of her husband's loss in Arizona's Yarnell Hill Fire (2); more details on the Black Forest Fire Chief recall efforts in Colorado Springs, Colorado, being provided by the next item (3). Fire crews assisted local residents of Kralpora, India, in literally beating a forest fire to death! (4) A pyromaniac who lit six bushfires along Queensland, Australia's, Sunshine Coast has been sentenced to four years in prison (5); but police in New South Wales are asking for the public's help in finding an arsonist who set 10 bushfires on the western side of Lake Macquarie (6). And finally, researchers at Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission are using forest fire models to predict decay rates in earthquakes!

(1) Citywise: Bad info might have doomed Oakland's wildfire tax

(2) Arizona Wildfire Tragedy: A Widow's Wish

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