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New Mexico to Use Satellite Tracking during Wildfire Season

Real-time alerts from Santa Fe lab     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out. The State Forestry Division will be ...

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting them from flames and high temperatures. ...

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Officials: No Mobile Alert of Gatlinburg Evacuation

Citywide evacuation broadcast did not go out to mobile devices   HAYES HICKMAN, Knoxville News-Sentinel Local, state and federal officials confirmed that the order to evacuate Gatlinburg amid Monday night’s deadly firestorm was not sent to mobile devices in the ...

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