Tag Archives: Wildland/WUI

Did Building Codes Contribute to Tennessee Wildfire Damage?

County commissioners doubt new codes could have lessened wildfire damage   JIM GAINES, Knoxville News-Sentinel Several Sevier County commissioners said last week they doubted any construction standards would have mitigated loss from a fire as big and fast-moving as the ...

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University Professor Predicted Gatlinburg Wildfire for Years

UT professor spent years presenting on the fuel and the WUI   ADAM TAMBURIN, Knoxville News-Sentinel When flames ripped through the Great Smoky Mountains and engulfed hotels and houses in and around Gatlinburg, it caught many people by surprise. But ...

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Washington Aims to Expand Prescribed Burns

Pilot program in the state seeks to reduce fuel KATE PRENGAMAN, Associated Press NACHES, Wash. (AP) — About 10 miles from where hundreds of firefighters were working to contain the 1,300 acre Rock Creek Fire, a much smaller crew was ...

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Videos: Firefighters Contain Missouri Grass Fire

Video shows “fire tornado” during grass fire in Platte County   WESTON, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters are dousing hotspots at the site of a northwest Missouri grass fire that damaged up to 1,500 acres of land and briefly spawned a ...

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Where Should You Be?

Reflections on the 2015 western fire season Todd McNeal | From the January 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine The 2015 fire season in now officially over. It was a deadly year with both civilian and firefighter deaths. A staggering amount ...

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