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Bill Gabbert is the Editor at Wildfire Today and Fire Aviation. www.wildfiretoday.com - www.fireaviation.com

Draft report released for the Woolsey Fire has 94 recommendations

The fire burned over 96,000 acres and destroyed 1,600 structures in southern California in November, 2018 The post Draft report released for the Woolsey Fire has 94 recommendations appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index in SoCal this week, “Moderate”

A wildland fire danger forecasting tool called the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index (SAWTI) is categorizing the fire threat from the strong winds predicted for Thursday and Friday of this week in southern California as “Moderate”. This includes Los Angeles,…

Elevated wildfire danger in the forecast for California

5:05 a.m. PDT October 22, 2019 Elevated wildfire danger is in the forecast for portions of northern and southern California on Wednesday and Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch areas on the map above could turn into Red Flag warnings later…

Former firefighter has coached rugby players and pilots of firefighting drones

After 20 years on the frontline fighting wildfires across the nation, Boise State alumnus and men’s rugby coach Matt Dutton was ready for a change. In 2014, Dutton and his family moved to Boise and he took a job in…

Fire Alert cameras grab photos of helicopters attacking Beaumont Fire

The fire burned approximately 11 acres near Redlands, California The post Fire Alert cameras grab photos of helicopters attacking Beaumont Fire appeared first on Fire Aviation.

Rugby coach becomes firefighting drone coach

After 20 years on the frontline fighting wildfires across the nation, Boise State alumnus and men’s rugby coach Matt Dutton was ready for a change. In 2014, Dutton and his family moved to Boise and he took a job in…

Firefighters quickly knock down Beaumont Fire near Redlands, California

Firefighters in southern California stopped the spread of the Beaumont Fire after it burned about 20 acres near Redlands and Loma Linda Monday morning (see map). It was reported between 8 and 9 a.m. at 26000 Beaumont Road at San…

Cow Creek fire slowed by snow

The fire is 8 miles east of Ridgway, Colorado The post Cow Creek fire slowed by snow appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Trailer for the documentary “Fire in Paradise” released

A story about the Camp Fire that destroyed the city of Paradise, California The post Trailer for the documentary “Fire in Paradise” released appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Infrared video of helicopters attacking fire in New South Wales

This infrared video shows the effects of helicopters dropping water on a fire at Backwater in New South Wales, Australia. In the video colder objects, such as water, show up black or darker than warmer objects. Direct hit! Take a…

Alabama firefighter killed while responding to brush fire

Michale Johnston was a member of the Equality Volunteer Fire Department The post Alabama firefighter killed while responding to brush fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Santa Fe National Forest fuels & restoration videos, parts 11 and 12

Here are parts 11 and 12 in the series of 12 videos produced by the Santa Fe National Forest on the topic of fuel management and forest restoration. Fuel Management is defined as: An act or practice of controlling flammability…

Little Tujunga Hotshots spotted in Tennessee

The Little Tujunga Hotshots are about 2,000 miles away from their southern California home on the Angeles National Forest. The crew is staged on the Cherokee National Forest in eastern Tennessee due to the high wildland fire danger in the…

Two CHP helicopter crews rescued 42 people during the North Bay fires

The October, 2017 fires were driven by winds gusting over 80 mph The post Two CHP helicopter crews rescued 42 people during the North Bay fires appeared first on Fire Aviation.

Theodore Roosevelt — on criticism

Earlier this week the topic on Wildfire today was “Criticism and Accuracy”. Here is a quote from President Theodore Roosevelt about criticism, part of a speech delivered April 23, 1910 at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France. The post Theodore Roosevelt —…

Can a Firehawk land on a basketball court?

Question for the day: Does a @Sikorsky #Firehawk fit on a basketball court ? When there’s 911 call in the remote area of @Angeles_NF #SulpherSprings and @LACoFDPIO #AirOperations #Rescue #Paramedics are needed see below for the answer. pic.twitter.com/YfNhc5F4Ng — Michael…

National Preparedness Level raised to 2

The week after the National Interagency Coordination Center announced they were going to stop producing the daily Situation Report and only publish it weekly, they raised the National Preparedness level to 2. The change occurred at 2 p.m. MDT Friday,…

Video — firefighting in Alaska

The post Video — firefighting in Alaska appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Cow Creek Fire spreads to the base of Courthouse Mountain

9:37 a.m. MDT October 18, 2019 The Cow Creek Fire climbed further up the steep slopes east of Ridgway, Colorado on Thursday, growing to 655 acres according to an overnight mapping flight. (see map) A burning ember traveled 0.75 miles…

Helicopters at the Cow Creek Fire

Above: Helicopters at the Cow Creek Fire October 17, 2019. Photo by the incident management team. Two helicopters working on the 655-acre Cow Creek Fire were photographed at the helibase October 17, 2019. The ship in the foreground, N132BH, is…

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