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Arizona Expects Higher Wildfire Activity in Areas with Grass Growth

Conditions very similar to those of 2019 when 1,827 wildland fires burned nearly 625 square miles     By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say conditions in Arizona this year point toward a potential for high wildfire ...

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Wildfire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in Southern New Jersey

Fire will likely consume more than 1,500 acres overall     DOWNE, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire that has consumed more than 1,000 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Friday afternoon, but firefighters expect the blaze will ...

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Alaska Suspends Burn Permits During Virus

Alaskans must do everything possible to prevent wildland fires     JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Division of Forestry plans to suspend all burn permits in anticipation of the effects of the coronavirus on firefighting personnel and responses. The ...

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Tour: Riverside, CA Brush 7

A look at the second section on Engine 7     RFD Training Division – Engineer John Sierra of the Riverside City Fire Department gives a tour and overview of brush truck operations in Riverside City.

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Virus Forces New Approach to Fighting Wildfires

Camps have always had a reputation for spreading illness     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being ...

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Wildland Fire Research FASMEE

Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiments     U.S. Forest Service – Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment, FASMEE, is an event for researchers to learn from a large scale wild fire and help add data to fire models.

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Wildfire Plan Eyes 1,000 Miles of New Fuel Breaks

400-foot wide breaks connected in three states     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet (120 meters) wide along 987 miles (1,600 ...

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Judges Refuses to Approve Fire Victims Letter Attacking PG&E

Tuesday’s courtroom wrangling focused on the real value of the $13.5 billion deal     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to ...

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Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy Recruitment

Get ready for the 2020 season     U.S. Forest Service – 2020 Fire Season recruitment opportunity. For more information visit the Boise Wildland Firefighter Academy website.

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Prepared for WUI Fire?

Is your structural fire-based department prepared?     By John B. Tippett Jr., FireRescue Magazine Issue 3 | Volume 8 The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (www.nwcg.gov) defines the wildland/urban interface (WUI) as, “The line, area, or zone where structures and ...

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