Wildland Firefighting

Wildfire Growth, Part 2

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change, specifically global warming, has contributed to increased incidence of wildfires and the lengthening of wildfire seasons. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dean Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, ...

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Wildfire Growth, Part 1

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change has produced extreme weather that supports extended wildfire seasons and destructive wildfires. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 7 The projected ...

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Interior Secretary Pushes Aggressive Wildfire Prevention

Aggressive, scientific fuel reduction is the focus     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and ...

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Portland Approves Fire Retardant Drops in Bull Run Watershed

Approval allows use of chemicals to protect forest   PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Water Bureau approved fire retardant drops in the Bull Run watershed, a decision that allows firefighters to dump toxic chemicals in the city’s pristine source ...

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Dead Trees Force U.S. Fire Crews to Shift Tactics

Beetle infestation causes change for firefighters     By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press ALBANY, Wyo. (AP) — Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of ...

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Video: Ponderosa Fire

Fireground footage from Butte County, CA     Photo1productions – This video is about Ponderosa Fire, Butte County California Wildfire Threatens Hundreds of Homes

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