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Wildfire News Of The Day (the Firebomber Publications blog) provides comprehensive international wildfire news. Subscribers include over 10,000 personnel from fire agencies, contractors, and government entities on five continents. "BEST NEWSLETTER I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 32 YEARS IN THE FIRE SERVICE" - San Diego Fire Department Chief Brian Fennessy.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Ignitions explain more than temperature or precipitation in driving Santa Ana wind fires


Wildfire NOTD subscriber Jon Keeley, a Research Ecologist for US Geological Survey, sent along a study he led which delved into the factors that can have an influence on wildfires that erupt during Southern California's infamous Santa Ana winds.

Ignitions explain more than temperature or precipitation in driving Santa Ana wind fires

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews


The Associated Press provided an update on wildfires burning across the West, where reduced winds and better weather helped crews increase containment on several blazes.

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

West U.S. wildfires are so extreme that they’re creating lightning, fire whirls


As more than 80 large wildfires continue to burn on nearly 1.3 million acres across 13 western states, a PBS Newshour program takes a closer look at how windy weather, lightning strikes and triple-digit temperatures are making life miserable for over 20,000 firefighters battling the blazes.

West U.S. wildfires are so extreme that they’re creating lightning, fire whirls

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Northwest faces wildfire risk as hot, dry weather continues


The National Weather Service issued Red Flag Warnings and Excessive Heat Warnings across the West as fire weather conditions remained elevated across the interior Northwest and Northern Rockies on Tuesday.

Northwest faces wildfire risk as hot, dry weather continues

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Monday, July 19, 2021

80 large fires have consumed more than 1 million acres across western parts of the US


The National Interagency Fire Center reported that there are currently 80 large wildfires burning on more than 1 million acres in 13 states across the U.S., mostly in western states.

80 large fires have consumed more than 1 million acres across western parts of the US

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Friday, July 16, 2021

The largest wildfire in the US is only 7% contained as more evacuations take place


CNN provided an overview of wildfires currently burning across the West, including the massive Bootleg Fire, the largest wildfire in the U.S. at this time, which has scorched more than 200,000 acres in southern Oregon.

The largest wildfire in the US is only 7% contained as more evacuations take place

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

"The fires are outpacing the resources": Western wildfires take toll on firefighters


A CBS News report took a closer look at the toll dozens of wildfires burning across the West are taking on the more than 16,000 firefighters battling to contain those blazes.

"The fires are outpacing the resources": Western wildfires take toll on firefighters

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