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  • Study: Wildfire Smoke Contributes To Thousands Of Deaths Each Year

    01/01/2018 9:04:34 PM PST · by rey · 26 replies
    The wildfires that burned through the Pacific Northwest this past summer caused hazy skies throughout Washington and Oregon. Air pollution from tiny particles released by fire is a known health hazard. New research from Colorado State University is trying to quantify the effect on human health. CSU Associate Professor Jeffrey Pierce said the threat to human health will increase as warmer global temperatures contribute to more wildfires. “The hypotheses here is that warmer spring temperatures lead to earlier snow melt, warmer summer temperatures can dry out the wood even more and you can get even more fires,” he said. The...
  • California's Thomas wildfire has nothing to do with climate change

    12/14/2017 1:38:36 PM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/17 | Tim Worstall
    When something unusual happens weather-wise, we often hear shrieks of terror that this is all just climate change pressing in on us. And, therefore, as the mantra goes, we should shut down industrial civilization and go back to shivering in the dark beside a caveman's fire. As it happens, I’m just fine with the basic idea that climate change is happening, we’re causing it, and something should be done. Further, as someone who has actually gone and read all the reports, I believe we need a carbon tax, and that's all. This makes me deeply unpopular, as I both agree...
  • Breaking: Multiple Large wildfire fires ongoing in CA..many structures involved..FIRESTORMS

    10/09/2017 3:09:50 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 143 replies
    multiple large fires have broken out overnight being driven by low humidity and winds of 30-50 MPH in central and Northern CA #CherokeeFire #LaPorteFire- Butte County #CascadeFire Yuba county #TubbsFire Calistoga=>SantaRosa county #AtlasFire #PartrickFire #NunnFire--- Napa county #SulphurFire---- Lake county
  • Meteor/Fireball crashes into White Mountains starting huge wildfire! (NH)

    10/04/2017 3:02:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 47 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | MrMBB333 video blogger on Youtube
    Video. Text currently posted under video: "October 4, 2017: "FIRE IN THE SKY NEWS" / A meteor is being blamed as the possible cause of a out of control wildfire currently burning high in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A local resident reported seeing something fall from the sky that night when the wildfire broke out. "
  • In the West, communities pioneer cooperative approach to fighting wildfires

    09/21/2017 5:43:36 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jessica Mendoza
    PATHS TO PROGRESS   Instead of having understaffed towns try to do their own research in the middle of an emergency, the FAC Network offers a cooperative model where communities can share best practices and get help quickly. LOS ANGELES—For Annie Schmidt it began in 2014, with a stranger on a bus. Ms. Schmidt was in Colorado Springs for a workshop held by the newly created Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, or FAC Net. On the way to a field trip, she found herself sitting beside Justice Jones of the Austin Fire Department, discussing his extensive work on post-fire recovery....
  • Oroville Special Update-The 'Wall' Fire 9 July [YouTube]

    07/09/2017 7:23:55 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 5 replies
    blancolirio channel - YouTube ^ | July 9, 2017 | Juan Browne
    Here's the lowdown on the Wall fire that blew up on Friday 7 July not far from the Oroville Dam.Stay up to date on the Wall Fire here-
  • Wall Fire Oroville California

    07/09/2017 9:10:50 AM PDT · by abigkahuna · 12 replies
    Various | July 9th 2017 | Me
    The Wall Fire grew from 2700 acres overnight to 4700 acres. The fire is located right up the street. This morning P G and E cut power to homes in the area. Evacuations everywhere one turns. For more information, #WallFire. Listening to scanners last night and things got dicey around three am when there were reports of the fire jumping Miner's Ranch Road, but evidently that was not the case as of yet. First it was the dam this winter and now the fire. The Fire began in an area that was hit about four years ago. It has now...
  • Wildfires burning 100,000 acres in Texas panhandle, killing 3

    03/07/2017 8:47:05 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    kxan ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Claire Ricke
    Three separate wildfires are burning thousands of acres in the Texas panhandle killing several people and injuring firefighters. KFDA-TV in Amarillo reports that a wildfire killed three people in Gray County, Texas while they were trying to save cattle. The cause of the fire that started on Monday is being investigated as the optional evacuation has been lifted. The Perryton, Texas fire is only 5 percent contained and has ignited 100,000 acres... the city of Glazier is under a mandatory evacuation. Another fire near Amarillo, known as the Dumas Complex Fire, is now 75 percent contained as residents are allowed...
  • Battling the blaze: an overview of area fires

    03/06/2017 9:02:26 PM PST · by MulberryDraw · 13 replies
    News Channel 10 Amarillo ^ | March 6,2017 | Francis Sirois, Reporter
    Multiple fires broke out in the area, and fire crews worked to extinguish them as quickly as they could. The "Dumas Complex" fire This fire is now 50 percent contained. Crews said it stretched across 25,000 acres and affected two major Panhandle highways. The Dumas Complex fire is a combination of multiple small fires that began north of Amarillo just after 1 p.m. Monday, March 6 and at one point threatened 150 homes. The fire burned at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, according to Texas A&M Forest Service.
  • Memphis Couple missing, 3 sons Hospitalized

    11/30/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11-30-2016 | Jody Callahan
    As officials continue to search for a Memphis architect and his wife still missing after devastating fires that hit Gatlinburg this week, family and friends are using social media to provide updates on the family. Jon Summers and his wife, Janet, haven't been found, friends said, and their three sons — Branson and twins Wesley and Jared — have been hospitalized after being caught in the fire. All three sons are at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, family friends confirmed. “The boys are doing much better. That’s great news,” Steve Berger, president of the architectural firm that employs Jon Summers, said...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in wildfire that has devastated Northern California community

    08/16/2016 7:28:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/15/2016 | Paige St. John and Hailey Branson-Potts
    Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said late Monday that Damin Pashilk, a resident of nearby Clearlake, had been arrested and booked on multiple counts of arson in connection with the Clayton fire and other fires in the area during the last year. ... t’s unclear how arson investigators linked Pashilk to the blaze, or how the fire ignited. Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said Pashilk had been under investigation for about a year. Pashilk, 40, faces 17 counts of arson in connection with the Clayton fire and other recent fires. He was being held in the county jail, according to...
  • Santa Clarita area wildfire continues to rage out of control, threatens hundreds of homes

    07/24/2016 7:16:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | í By Cindy Chang, Deborah Netburn, Matt Hamilton and Marisa Gerber
    he brush fire raging in the rugged mountains of Santa Clarita Valley has burned more than 22,000 acres, threatening hundreds of homes as firefighters battled Sunday to keep the fire from spreading. Mandatory evacuations were still in place Sunday for about 1,500 residents in parts of Sand and Placerita canyons, as well as for others along Little Tujunga Canyon Road. So far, 18 structures have been destroyed and another damaged in the Bear Divide and Sand Canyon areas, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The 14 Freeway in the Santa Clarita Valley was closed in both directions late...
  • Dog Head Fire destroys dozens of structures (NM)

    06/17/2016 8:27:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 8:59pm | Todd Dickson / Mountain View Telegraph
    TIJERAS — Several hundred people whose homes, animals and ways of life are threatened by the Dog Head Fire heard Gov. Susana Martinez promise during a public meeting here Friday to commit more resources to help them through their ordeal. Martinez told anxious Manzano Mountain area residents, jammed into the Roosevelt Middle School gym, that she has ordered more New Mexico National Guardsmen to provide security for neighborhoods that have been or may be evacuated, and that she would look into the possibility of making the fairgrounds at Expo New Mexico available to accept animals being removed from the path...
  • Alberta fire rages, torches 1,600 homes

    05/05/2016 11:18:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies ^ | May 5, 2016 | AP
    Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures. Flames are being kept from the downtown area thanks to the “herculean” efforts of firefighters, said Scott Long of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. No injuries or fire-related fatalities have been reported. The fire appeared late Wednesday near the airport, where crews were onsite. All commercial flights...
  • 500,000 Barrels And $1 Billion In Losses: The True Cost Of Canada’s Wildfire

    05/05/2016 12:58:18 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies ^ | 05-05-2016 | Wildfire
    It took the market over a day to appreciate the fallout from the devastating Canadian wildfire which has led to a state of emergency in Alberta, the evacuation of over 80,000 people in the oil sands gateway city of Fort McMurray, and the destruction of over 1,600 structures. According to insurance industry reports, losses from the fire are approaching $1 billion, and will likely set records for the country. The average cost of a single-family home in the community was recently around CAD$627,000 ($487,000), Aon said, citing data from the local real estate industry, and cited by CNBC. That would...
  • Wildfire burns 72,000 Acres in Oklahoma

    03/23/2016 4:58:15 PM PDT · by rey · 39 replies
    kake ^ | 23 March 2016
    Only link. Rapidly changing situation. 72,000 acres in less than one day, 4 mile front. 125 mile perimeter. 30 MPH winds with 60 MPH gusts
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Valley Fire Pictorial

    09/18/2015 1:07:54 PM PDT · by rey · 1 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 18 Sept 2015
    Nice story and pictorial on the Valley Fire.
  • Hundreds of homes destroyed in 50,000-acre Valley Fire [CA]

    09/13/2015 5:27:09 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 202 replies
    KCRA ^ | 3:38 PM PDT Sep 13, 2015
    <p>Local twitter reports and Live/recent video showing many structures burnt or burning..</p>
  • Large Wild Fire in Lake County CA

    09/12/2015 7:53:30 PM PDT · by rey · 112 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 Sept 2015
    (My text) Over 10,000 acres in less than six hours. Four firefighters burned. 50-100 homes lost. Unconfirmed 50 people cut off from evacuation. Lots at news site including live Twitter accounts and pics.