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Trembath punctuated his talk with 100-year-old photos of firefighters and grave sites, details about fire budgets and tidbits of legendary wildfire trivia. The story that emerged from his march through 150 years of fires is that northwest Montana is likely due for a big burn soon, along the lines of the fires of ...
"Interior is committed to preventing the spread of catastrophic wildfires through smarter and more aggressive practices and tactics," said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. "I had the opportunity to join our wildfire professionals last year and was able to test some of the technology that is now being ...

"CPAW includes a group of scientists and environmentalists that will help us to better prepare ourselves in the event of wildfire," said Runge. "With a population of only 1,200, we do have over 2 million people show up every year in Deadwood. Because of that fact and because we have had wildfires in the ...
Several of the structures at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark near Sibley, Missouri were damaged by a wildfire February 18. The fire started along the bank of the Missouri river and ran up the steep slope causing damage to a number of historic buildings (map). Strong winds and dry conditions ...
Southern California agencies improve emergency notifications in wake of California wildfires, mudslides .... Each wildfire or disaster is different and can change in a second - and when to notify a particular community of a potential threat is often a subjective decision, noted Lt. Sandra L. Peetom of the ...
Volunteers who worked at emergency centers during the October wildfires are being invited to receive thanks for their service from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ... Families and individuals who were evacuated during the wildfires received shelter, food, medical care, child care, pet care, and donated items thanks to ...

... in a major wildfire. City officials said this study took many city council members by surprise. However, Spokane fire officials said they are prepared for the worst. Deputy Fire Chief Mark John said that currently nine out of the city's 16 fire stations have beefed up the equipment it takes to fight wildfires.
Heat points do not denote the size of a wildfire, but only location. Source: INPE. However, cautions Brando, "these results do not mean that deforestation is not an important driver of fire activity." The findings show, "that the historical deforestation has already increased forest flammability across the entire ...
Inside the Kohl's department store off Hopper Avenue, there are no signs of the fires that raged just outside its doors early the morning of Oct. 9. There is no soot, no sign of smoke damage and no lingering scent like the vaguely chemical one still hovering over the Coffey Park neighborhood just north of the ...
On the coffee table, by his knees, sat the most recent issue of Sonoma Magazine, which was dedicated to the October wildfires in Northern California. The cover featured a first responder standing on a mountain engulfed in flames. The headline read, "The Fight of Our Lives. What Happened and What's ...
Sonoma County was not prepared to alert residents of an impending natural disaster on the scale of October's wildfires, with emergency staff not up to speed on the most effective method to reach those in harm's way and authorities hampered by a warning system that was not well coordinated between ...
With the cleanup of last fall's Wine Country wildfires about 75 percent complete, regulators are outlining what they will do to dispose of the 2 million tons of debris the massive effort has produced. A new report from KQED has parsed out where all that rubble will go, a mixture which includes everything from ...
Last week's wildfires in southeast Taney County, which scorched nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed one man's home, are now being investigated as possible arson. Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify who may have set the fires. Investigators found multiple fire ignition sites where the fires ...
Western lawmakers have for years pushed for the creation of a multi-billion-dollar fund to cover the cost of fighting wildfires. The cost of fighting fires has exploded as giant, megafires grow more common. wildfires now consume almost 60 percent of the Forest Service budget and hit a record of more than ...
wildfire burning northwest of Bishop 35% contained. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Staff |. Posted: Mon 7:42 AM, Feb 19, 2018 |. Updated: Tue 8:30 AM, Feb 20, 2018. View Map. BISHOP, Calif. (KOLO)-- The Pleasant Fire is now 35% contained after burning 2,250 acres as of February 20, 2018.
It's often surprising how few medium-sized and large animals appear to die in wildfires. In the mighty conflagrations that roared across Yellowstone National Park in 1988 (and changed wildfire philosophy and policy in the USA), known large-mammal deaths were in the low hundreds: 240 elk, nine bison, ...
The following summer, she was awarded a federal contract as a wildfire photographer with the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Over the past 15 years, Honig has captured scenes from the front lines of more than a dozen wildfires throughout the western United States for the Bureau of Land ...

The cost of preventing power-line wildfires could rise so high that California's top utility regulator recently suggested a new way to pay for it -- charge ... into rural areas prone to fires, he questioned the fairness of forcing all utility customers to pay the costs of preventing rural wildfires sparked by utility lines.
(AP) - Officials tracking two bears that were badly burned in the largest wildfire in California history say the animals are settling back into their home in the wild after receiving unusual treatment for their injured paws. Recent photos and GPS tracking data show the female bears appear to be in good health as ...
Santa Rosa students designing home for teacher who lost hers in wildfire ... In all, eight teachers and 25 families in the Roseland school District lost homes in October's wildfires, part of the wider toll that claimed hundreds of homes of Santa Rosa students and teachers and more than 5,100 homes ...
A workshop Tuesday night in Napa will help guide those who survived the wine country wildfires in their insurance claims and financial decision-making. The Roadmap to Recovery program, organized by the United Policyholders, is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the meeting hall of St. John the Baptist ...
Sonoma County's 911 dispatchers write new script to handle monster wildfires ... The woman was desperate to get down the hill with her two children and her father, still weak after open-heart surgery, before the wildfire burned her family's home in the Sonoma Valley. Flames blocked their one route out on ...
BARBER COUNTY (KWCH) Multiple fire crews are on scene of a large wildfire in Oklahoma just south of Southwest Barber County. Fire investigators tell us the fire is about 6 miles long. Helicopters with water and an air attack platform have been called out to assist. According to the National Weather Service ...
Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses on Monday morning. .... With the costs of preventing wildfires sparked by power lines expected to increase, California's top utility regulator has suggested charging residents of fire-prone areas ...
FILE - This Jan. 2018 file photo provided by the California Department of fish and Wildlife shows a bear, injured in a wildfire, resting with its badly burned paws wrapped in fish skin - tilapia - and covered in corn husks during treatment at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching ...
More: US launches ambitious plan to battle rangeland wildfires. Evacuations are in place for the Meadow Creek Area and Pleasant Valley Campground, Rudolph ranch, Highlands, Glenwood, Rite-Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Dixon Lane and housing between North Sierra Highway/Dixon Lane/Brockman, ...
A bear, injured in a wildfire, resting with its badly burned paws wrapped in fish skin - tilapia - and covered in corn husks during treatment at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching hospital in Davis, Calif. Two female bears badly burned in a wildfire are back home in the Los Padres ...
Jeff and Birgit Sengstack stand in front of the ruins of their home, which burned down Oct. 9 when a firestorm ravaged Northern California wine country. (Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times). Four months after a ferocious firestorm devastated communities in California's wine country, those who lost their ...
SANTA ROSA (BCN). Santa Rosa residents who own property in the fire-impacted areas can dispose of their fire damaged green waste for free at two wood chipping locations next week and in March, county officials said Friday. Eligible green waste material includes burned and partially burned brush and ...
SUNRIVER, Ore. - wildfires are increasingly fought in the skies as well as on the ground. Nowhere was that more apparent than at this year's National States Fire and aviation Conference hosted by the Oregon Department of Forestry at Sunriver Feb. 6-8. The meeting's purpose was to bring aviation ...
wildfires aren't like other natural disasters. You can't trace a hurricane to the first gust of wind, but you actually can trace your way back to a wildfire's first spark. And sometimes ... While the fire was still burning, wildfire investigators showed up on the scene, and traced the flames back to where they began.
Federal, state, county, and local firefighters responded to nine wildfires, totaling 2,200 acres across the Mark Twain National Forest yesterday. As a cold front moved into the area last night, cooler temperatures and calmer winds slowed fire activity on all the wildfires. Temperatures dropped into the 30s and ...
A wildfire sweeps through a California community, burning trees and vegetation, but leaves the majority of homes fully intact. That's the scenario researchers are working to create for neighborhoods at risk, following the most destructive wildfire season in recorded history. But scientists tell the NBC Bay Area ...
PG&E is calling more than 7,000 customers who had their properties destroyed during the Wine Country wildfires in Napa, Mendocine and Sonoma counties, to answer questions about billing as the company begins pushing out bills that had been suspended during the fire emergency. The energy giant ...
BRIAN HEAD-If you happen to visit Brian Head Town and the ski village this winter, you might not notice the burn scars or rehabilitation work. Here, the rustic mountain village with a base elevation of 8,000 ft., which peaks at 11,300 ft., is still pristine under a blanket of snow that surrounds chalet-style ...
When wildfires ravaged Southern California in late 2017, people and animals alike had to deal with the devastation. Among the victims were two female bears who were badly burned in the Thomas Fire. But despite the bears' injuries, veterinarians from the California Department of fish and Wildlife were ...
Troopers are currently assisting the National Forest Service, along with approximately 100 firefighters and other emergency management personnel, with a wildfire in Taney County, near Rueter. The fire is estimated to be about 500 acres in size at this time. pic.twitter.com/JkTiGBCiMC. -- MSHP Troop D ...
A 94-year-old California resident is suing the senior living community where she was living when a wildfire broke out in October, claiming that she and at least 80 other residents were abandoned by staff members instead of being evacuated. The woman, Barbara Jeanne Pierce, lived at Oakmont Senior ...
"There are over 5 million housing units in this ecosystem that need some form of fire protection, and wildfire risk and housing demand are only expected to increase in the next 50 years. ... Grasses don't hold soils in place, so deadly mudslides may follow wildfires, such as those in Santa Barbara, California.
"There are over 5 million housing units in this ecosystem that need some form of fire protection, and wildfire risk and housing demand are only expected to increase in the next 50 years. ... Grasses don't hold soils in place, so deadly mudslides may follow wildfires, such as those in Santa Barbara, California.
He says the biggest threat from dry conditions currently is the growing risk of wildfires. Several large wildfires are currently burning in parts of Texas and Oklahoma and burn bans have been ordered in over 100 Texas counties and in the western half of Oklahoma. At the beginning of February the National ...
The Thomas Fire of last year was the largest in modern California's history, impacting thousands. The wildfire also required a larger response from CalRecycle than other wildfires during the same year -- just 25 contractors were operating in northern California counties after previous wildfires in the region.
No structures are threatened. The fire is in the general area of last year's Sawmill Fire, and is visible from Green Valley and Sahuarita. firefighters from Tubac, Sierra Vista, State Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the initial attack on the blaze. An aircraft working other wildfires in the south ...
Zachary Bashoor's young land management company found its niche helping private landowners mitigate their land around their homes, which helps create a defensible property in case of wildfire. "When I get super excited I talk to them about like, 'hey you have amazing trees, but there's some stuff going ...
Just last month, many students received an email encouraging them to download wildfire, a new safety alert system application. The email, designed to appear as though it came from the University of Michigan's administration, was not sent by or affiliated with the University -- a note only made available to ...
Bill Pendergast has spent the last two years rebuilding his home, which burnt down when a wildfire raged through Fort McMurray, Alberta. Now, he is $1 million richer and able to finish restoring his family home thanks to the Atlantic Lotto. Pendergast, 50, bought a $3 Lotto 6/49 ticket earlier this month when ...
It was just a matter of minutes before the wildfire reached them. Gray and her husband scrambled for clothes and the contents of their safe. They stuffed everything they could into a duffle bag, loaded their young daughter and dogs into the car, and sped away. In the rearview mirror was an orange glow and ...
Over the course of 2018 the City of Sisters will receive full assistance in addressing how to reduce local wildfire risks through improved land-use planning. ... Fire Chief Roger Johnson told City Council that the long-term solution to saving homes from the danger of wildfires is to make the community more ...
As Western wildfires have grown in intensity, Congress has struggled over what to do. There's broad agreement that the U.S. Forest Service needs relief from the rising cost of firefighting, which now consumes more than half of the agency's budget. But there's been controversy over how how to manage ...
In light of the article posted earlier today reporting on Secretary Ryan Zinke's order for the Department of the Interior to be more aggressive about conducting fuel treatment activities to better protect facilities from burning in a wildfire, this video is very appropriate. Nobody knows more than Dr. Jack Cohen ...


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