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Town and Country fire department held a training exercise Tuesday night to help their firefighters prepare for potential wildfires. Every year the department holds a wildfire training session for their firefighters. The training started off with a presentation on proper procedures and protocol when responding to ...
Search for wine 'smoke taint' solutions intensifies after Northern California wildfires ... The international pursuit of ways to predict how much smoke from a wildfire will end up in finished wine and what to do about it got a boost when the dark clouds of particles pumped out by the massive North Bay fires in ...

At the end of March, there were nearly 40 wildfires around Florida. Nearly 33- thousand acres. How big is that? Imagine fires burning an area the size of the city of Fort Myers. The Florida Forest Service has to protect more than a million acres. Its has the job of creating command posts with other agencies to ...
Chubb Limited released preliminary net loss estimates for the first quarter of 2018 attributable to natural catastrophes, including the California mudslides, of $380 million pre-tax, or $305 million after tax. Losses from the California mudslides are estimated at $125 million pre-tax. The company also reported ...
Several wildfires have already forced evacuations on the Treasure Coast, the largest one coming March 31 when the Luck Wildfire drove residents from 40 homes in the Southbend neighborhood of Port St. Lucie. With most of Central and South Florida under severe dry conditions, should residents prepare ...
When his community's beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence. Instead of futilely fighting loss, he says, let it be our invitation to freedom and spaciousness. The Soberanes Fire in California burned for eighty-two days and was, at the time, the most ...

The most destructive wildfires in California history claimed 44 lives, wiped out 8,400 homes and structures, and caused at least $9 billion in damages in Sonoma and neighboring counties last fall. No lecture, reporting exercise, or emergency planning could have prepared Santa Rosa Junior College ...
By comparison, controlled burns—those set by fire managers to remove vegetation from forests—is a bargain at less than $150 an acre. Fighting a wildfire comes in at just over $800 an acre, according to the report. Far from the forest floor, California officials are wrestling with the financial and environmental ...
The results of last summer's wildfires aren't likely to produce a finished wine with much mass appeal. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Print Share to Email Share to More. John Notarianni. OPB. Published on April 2, 2018 2:17PM. The aroma and taste of smoke can make it into nearby ...
Cochise County wildfire contained after burning 335 acres. Since 2002, wildfires .... Since 2002, wildfires have burned millions of acres in Arizona. Here, in total ... A wildfire that burned 335 acres and destroyed two structures was fully contained Monday evening near Douglas, officials said. The Adobe Fire ...
A wildfire forced officials to evacuate hundreds of homes Monday night in Grand Junction, Colorado. No injuries were reported ... Residents in a western Colorado town were ordered to leave their homes Monday night as a wildfire, fanned by strong winds, crept closer to their homes. The so-called Rosevale ...
When a wildfire leveled a whole neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, in October, it was just the first disaster for this Wine Country city. A second disaster is now unfolding after chemical contamination was detected in the city's drinking water following the fire. The Tubbs Fire, part of a trio of fires known as ...
The Texas Interstate Fire Mutual Aid System is one of the teams that has been working in the area as wildfires popped up and spread several times recently. What makes TIFMAS unique is the teams don't only respond to fire calls, they are capable of responding to other emergency calls too. by Jayme ...
WELLSBORO, Pa (18 News) - A house fire on Cherry Flats Road in Wellsboro turned into a wildfire, Monday evening. The fire started in an attached garage, and quickly spread to the three story home, according to the Wellsboro Fire Chief. The Fire Chief said two people were inside the home during the fire ...
Eleven years ago, John Thill knew he'd found a special place to fix crumpled cars when he moved to a small shop on rural Mark West Springs Road. “Have you ever been to a body shop that has a view like mine?” he asked a visitor one drizzly morning last month, waving north to oak-covered hills and a ...
Wildfire In High Country Forcing Mandatory EvacuationsA wildfire has prompted mandatory evacuations near Brett Trail South in Eagle County. Wildfire Nearly Contained, Evacuees Allowed To Return HomeThe American Red Cross responded to Chaffee County where a wildfire burned along County ...
“What I'm seeing in Louisville is teachers are a lot more politically engaged than they were in 2015 or 2016,” he said. “It really is a wildfire.” In Arizona, where the average teacher salary is $47,000, teachers are agitating for more generous pay and more money for schools after watching the state slash funds ...

But my research organization recently analyzed multiple studies calculating the full costs of a wildfire — including the losses that add up years later. The expense of putting out the flames — mostly borne by federal and state agencies like Cal Fire — represents only the first 9 percent of the total cost.
“Wildfire activity will increase across portions of the nation in April. The central and southern Great Plains continue to experience significant wildland fire activity. While the activity observed is Above Normal, overall trends follow a traditional seasonal progression which keeps the fire potential elevated ...
PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say a wildfire caused by fireworks that has burned about 60 acres near Payson now is 40 percent contained. The fire is burning about 13 miles northeast of Payson in the Meades Ranch area. It was first reported to the Forest Service about 9 a.m. Friday.
One designer who created his practice around wildfire design is Ian Weir, an architect and landscape architect based in Brisbane, Australia. He advises that anyone building in areas prone to wildfires (or bushfires, as they are known there) prioritize fire-resilient construction strategies over site clearing and ...
Florida Forest Service crews were back on-scene of the Greenway fire and the Flag Pond fire over the weekend. Crews conducted mop-up work after a day of scattered showers. Crews are still at the scene monitoring the wildfires. Current Wildfire Statuses: 1. Greenway Fire. County: Collier; Acres: 17,957 ...
By comparison, controlled burns—those set by fire managers to remove vegetation from forests—is a bargain at less than $150 an acre. Fighting a wildfire comes in at just over $800 an acre, according to the report. Far from the forest floor, California officials are wrestling with the financial and environmental ...
... Democrat reported Saturday that the entrance to a fire-scorched area of Hood Mountain Regional Park and Preserve is open again — along with several hiking trails, including one leading to the peak's summit. The Sonoma County recreation area was significantly damaged during the October wildfires.
Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Taylor Garcia-Anaya helps a young firefighter run a hose Saturday during Wildfire Day at Ashley Pond Park. ... volunteers Cheryl Pongratz, left, and Juanita McNiel check in young participants in the bike rodeo during Saturday's Wildfire Day at Ashley Pond Park.
CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire has caused some people to be evacuated in Chaffee County on Sunday, according to the Red Cross. The fire is estimated to be about 30-40 acres, according to the Red Cross. The fire is burning off of County Road 339, according to the Chaffee County Fire ...
Authorities work a large brush fire in Port St. Lucie Thursday evening. (Photo provided by Florida Forest Service). A 70-acre brush fire in Port St. Lucie that forced residents to evacuate their homes and shut down roads remains contained as of Saturday afternoon, but state and local agencies are monitoring ...
Like soft gray snowflakes, ash from a wildfire four miles away floated down as I feverishly hacked away at brush on national forest land. While our property was developed for fire survivability, the adjacent forest hadn't been touched since a fire swept through 30 years ago. Using a machete to cut dry brush ...
Last summer's wildfire season had the distinction of being one of the smokiest in Oregon's history. And you might see evidence of that ... Winemakers in the Pacific Northwest are concerned about the smoke from wildfires impacting the taste of their grapes, and ultimately their wine. Molly Solomon/OPB.
“This makes wildland areas across the state increasingly vulnerable to severe wildfire conditions.” The latest map of New Mexico shows severe to extreme drought conditions covering 80 percent of the state. There are 746 communities in the state that have been identified as “at risk” from wildfire as part of ...
Doug Ducey a month ago, as he sent a warning to prepare people for a difficult wildfire season, after record-dry winter conditions. The two fires burning in the state, as of Friday, are at 0% containment. The Knoll Fire ignited Friday morning about 13 miles northeast of Payson, one mile north of Mead Ranch ...
St. Lucie County Fire Chief Nate Spera said everyone should have a wildfire go plan and go kit. "We live in an area where we have hurricanes brush fire season is an annual event, yeah you should have a go kit, you should have a plan, this is where I'm going to go, a friend should know where that is so if ...
Wildland firefighters are preparing for potential lightning fires associated with the cold front approaching the area on Saturday. Southwest Florida residents are asked to use this time to prepare their homes for when, not if, a wildfire comes through. Prepare 30 feet of defensible space around your home.
The federal government spent $2.4 billion on wildfire suppression last year. Firefighting budgets are set based on the average costs of the last 10 years. However, as the size and number of wildfires has increased in recent years, there hasn't been enough money budgeted. Mid-fire season, land ...
GULF COUNTY, Fla. - Crews are working around the clock to fight the more than 8,000 acre fire on a private property in Wewahitchka. Early Thursday afternoon the fire was around 25 percent contained, but the Florida Forest Service and local emergency responders has crews working 24 hours a day to ...
Raging flames, choking smoke, uncertainty, danger and being in harm's way to protect others is a big part of Michael Harp's life – a part that he accepts willingly and courageously. A firefighter from Shelby County, he is on his second week of battling a searing rash of wildfires in Oklahoma. Michael Harp is ...
A 270-acre wildfire in Brighton burned portions of a local animal sanctuary and narrowly missed taking any creature's lives. The experience spooked sanctuary founder Maxine Mager and her animal brood enough that she said if her macaws could have talked during the chaos, they would have been ...
“The focus is on reducing the risk if a wildfire comes anywhere near a house,” Gorski said. “Assessing your home and finding what your risks are is an essential first step to saving your home. People can also sign up to have their house assessed - now is the time to prepare your home for this coming wildfire ...
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Florida Forrest Service and Port Saint Lucie Fire and Rescue worked to contain a wildfire as it inched closer to homes on Bella Road in the Southbend neighborhood, Thursday. Port Saint Lucie Police evacuated 40 homes as the fire continued to grow. "Thirty seconds is what the ...
Congress finally fixed a major flaw in federal funding that took money away from crucial wildfire prevention programs. The sweeping budget deal that President Donald Trump signed last week sets aside $2 billion a year for battling wildfires, treating them more like the natural disasters they are, just like ...
But my research organization recently analyzed multiple studies calculating the full costs of a wildfire — including the losses that add up years later. The expense of putting out the flames — mostly borne by federal and state agencies like Cal Fire — represents only the first 9% of the total cost of a fire.
GULF COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Florida Forest Service, the fire in Gulf County is now 75 percent contained. Officials from the Chipola Forestry Center say as of 10 a.m. Friday morning, the fire is at 8,044 acres. They say the rainfall overnight helped with the suppression efforts.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The smell of smoke Friday morning seemed stronger than the night before. Brush along Luck Lane and behind homes along Southeast Bella Road was visibly charred. State wildland firefighters were patrolling, monitoring and mopping up after the 70-acre wildfire that burned ...
We prepare for hurricanes, but we also need to be ready for wildfires | Maureen Kenyon ... I live in the 2900 block of Southeast Bella Road in Port St. Lucie, the site of Thursday night's fire, dubbed the Luck Wildfire, that started as a small blaze around 5 p.m. and eventually erupted into a 70-acre wildfire, ...
PAYSON, AZ - A 25 acre wildfire has reportedly been started by fireworks northeast of Payson. The Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest says the Knoll wildfire was spotted on Friday about 13 miles northeast of Payson. Nearly 45 firefighters are responding to the fire, which is one mile north of ...
... fact sheets to help land owners prepare for and mitigate wildfire damages. “We are going to have fire,” said Dr. Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range management specialist in Canyon. “But we can better manage fuel loads, the continuity of fuels and defensible space to make fighting the wildfires easier.”.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Colo. (KKTV) - Crews were battling a wildland fire in Cheyenne Mountain State Park on Thursday. Park rangers noticed the smoke at about 3:50 p.m. The fire started about 200 yards southwest of the Raptor Glen Grove Campground. The fire didn't impact any trails.
The US Department of Agriculture Forest Service has blamed a drone for starting a wildfire in Coconino National Forest, near Flagstaff, Arizona, in early March. In a March 6 tweet, the Coconino National Forest tweeted that the “drone caught fire after landing at 12:35 p.m.” and warned of road closings.
(TNS) - Western U.S. residents could endure two more lethal wildfire seasons before the implementation of a widely praised fix to how the federal government funds fighting and preventing wildfires. The fix, included in federal budget legislation approved last week, was hailed as a long-sought antidote to ...
More: PSL, Fellsmere wildfires fully contained; FPL working to restore power lines. A 381-acre wildfire in Fellsmere, west of Interstate 95, temporarily shut down the highway March 21. Though the blaze remains 100 percent contained, the possibility of a flare-up always lingers, said Florida Forest Service ...


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