Tag Archives: Prescribed Burns

Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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Prescribed Burn in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest

Prevention effort for communities near national forest     NEBO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the ...

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Prescribed and Controlled Burns Often Kick Off by Drip Torch Use

Designed to withstand the rough treatment that drip torches often endure     Controlled burns, prescribed burns, and backfires are all similar terms for a wildland fire that is intentionally lit to create a natural firebreak in front of a ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Island Wilderness off Georgia

Operations are expected to continue into July     CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The federal government is planning prescribed fires to help maintain one of coastal Georgia’s most pristine barrier islands. The National Park Service says controlled burning on ...

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Oregon Governor Searches for Ways to Stem Wildfires

“We have to re-examine how we fight fire,”     By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The federal government needs to send more resources to do more forest thinning on public lands in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown ...

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Government Shutdown Taking Toll on Wildfire Preparations

The pain of the four-week-long shutdown is having a ripple effect     By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire ...

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President Trump Visits California Wildfire Sites

“We’ve never seen anything like this in California,”     By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV ...

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Officials Search for Ways to Reduce Wildfire Deaths

Several options considered to give a better chance of survival     By MATTHEW BROWN and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled ...

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President Trump Takes Aim at California Wildfire Management

President blames forestry management     President Donald Trump blamed California again for its horrific wildfire season Wednesday and threatened to withhold federal fire assistance from the state. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Trump lashed out at California’s forestry management ...

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Oregon Controlled Burns: Can More Fires Create Less Smoke?

Roughly 165,000 acres a year have been treated with controlled burns   \ By KATE WILIAMS, The Oregonian/OregonLive About 30 members of the crew stood in the morning still of the forest as Katie Sauerbrey laid out the plans for ...

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