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

Attempting to redefine the common denominators of tragedy fires

“A Classification of US Wildland Firefighter Entrapments Based on Coincident Fuels, Weather, and Topography” The post Attempting to redefine the common denominators of tragedy fires appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Red Flag Warnings October 9, 2019

Above: Red Flag Warnings October 9, 2019. Times are CDT. The areas under Red Flag Warnings are similar to Tuesdays, except Wyoming dropped out and a section of northwest New Mexico was added. The  wind event continues in some areas…

Analysis of wildfire danger during the California wind event using Hot-Dry-Windy Index

Weather forecasters expect the wildland fire danger in some areas of  California to be extreme Tuesday night and into Thursday.  Strong north to northeast winds accompanied by low humidity has triggered Red Flag Warnings putting land managers on edge. PG&E…

PG&E plans to turn off power to 600,000 addresses to prevent wildfires

This is a response to a forecast for strong winds and Red Flag Warning conditions The post PG&E plans to turn off power to 600,000 addresses to prevent wildfires appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Josh Brolin reflects on the movie Joker and mental health

It might be easy to think of an actor as a person who memorizes lines and then stands in front of a camera to repeat them. But when you learn more or talk with them you might find that they…

Red Flag Warnings in six states

Above: Red Flag Warnings (red) and Fire Weather Watches (yellow), updated at 7:35 a.m. MDT Oct. 8, 2019.  Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for gusty winds and low humidity have been posted for areas within six states. The…

Briceburg Fire burns hundreds of acres north of Mariposa, CA

The fire is burning on both sides of Highway 140 that leads to Yosemite National Park The post Briceburg Fire burns hundreds of acres north of Mariposa, CA appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Flight attendants on an air tanker

Authorities in Australia are considering authorizing a 737 air tanker to carry up to 70 passengers The post Flight attendants on an air tanker appeared first on Fire Aviation.

Firefighters to conduct aerial ignition operation on the Decker Fire

The fire has burned 6,155 acres south of Salida, Colorado The post Firefighters to conduct aerial ignition operation on the Decker Fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Santa Fe National Forest fuels & restoration videos, parts 7 and 8

Here are parts seven and eight 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…

Wildfire forces closure of Highway 178 northeast of Bakersfield, CA

8:14 a.m. PDT October 5, 2019 A new fire that ignited overnight 9 miles northeast of Bakersfield, California has forced the closure of State Highway 178. The fire, named Cattle Fire, is just inside the boundary of the Sequoia National…

Scientists develop retardant gel with “persistent retention”qualities

It could be used to pretreat areas at high risk of fire ignitions to make them fire resistant The post Scientists develop retardant gel with “persistent retention”qualities appeared first on Fire Aviation.

New fire retardant gel developed that can remain effective for months

It could be used to pretreat areas at high risk of fire ignitions to make them fire resistant The post New fire retardant gel developed that can remain effective for months appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Decker Fire grows to more than 5,800 acres

The fire is about three miles south of Salida, Colorado The post Decker Fire grows to more than 5,800 acres appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Firefighter injured last month passes away in hospital

Christian Johnson, 55, was severely burned on the Spring Coulee Fire in Washington The post Firefighter injured last month passes away in hospital appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Smoke forecast for October 3, 2019

Smoke from the Decker Fire west of Colorado Springs will affect areas southwest of Denver The post Smoke forecast for October 3, 2019 appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Satellite photo of smoke from the Decker Fire

The fire has burned over 4,000 acres south of Salida, Colorado The post Satellite photo of smoke from the Decker Fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

California passes bills boosting mental health support for firefighters

The legislation addresses peer support and treatment for post-traumatic stress The post California passes bills boosting mental health support for firefighters appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Simplex has been acquired by DART

Simplex manufactures aerial application equipment for helicopters, including internal and external water tanks for firefighting The post Simplex has been acquired by DART appeared first on Fire Aviation.

Evacuations ordered at Decker Fire south of Salida, Colorado

On Tuesday the fire spread two to three miles further north The post Evacuations ordered at Decker Fire south of Salida, Colorado appeared first on Wildfire Today.

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