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

Wildfire in Northwest Canada above the arctic circle burns well over 100,000 acres

President Trump offered assistance to Russia with their wildfires in the Siberian arctic The post Wildfire in Northwest Canada above the arctic circle burns well over 100,000 acres appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Photos of air tankers at Medford supporting the Milepost 97 Fire

Tim Crippin got these excellent shots of air tankers that were at Medford, Oregon July 27, 2019 supporting the Milepost 97 Fire south of Canyonville. Thanks Tim! The fire has burned 12,578 acres since it started on July 24, 2019.…

Another fire burns in the hills above Springville, Utah

The Alaska Fire was 450 acres at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 The post Another fire burns in the hills above Springville, Utah appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Another fire burns in the hills above Springfield, Utah

The Alaska Fire was 450 acres at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 The post Another fire burns in the hills above Springfield, Utah appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Numerous scoopers seen in action in France

I lost count of how many scooping air tankers can be seen in this video of the aircraft getting water at a lake in France. The post Numerous scoopers seen in action in France appeared first on Fire Aviation.

An S-2 air tanker is ready to fight fire in Kansas

The owner of a crop dusting service in Kansas has acquired an S-2 air tanker formerly operated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Bill Garrison, owner of Ag Air Service out of Nikerson, Kansas, said…

Opinion: Diversity helps fight wildfires

David M. J. S. Bowman  and Cathelijne Stoof wrote the following letter to the journal Nature (571, 478 [2019]), dated July 23, 2019: Diversity helps fight wildfires As professionals who study the control and prevention of wildfires, we argue that…

Record-setting day at Helena Air Tanker Base

Twelve firefighting aircraft worked out of the base supporting the North Hills Fire The post Record-setting day at Helena Air Tanker Base appeared first on Fire Aviation.

How a dust devil forms

Dust devils are always interesting to watch, especially if they are over a wildfire and grow larger becoming fire whirls, or the very rarely seen fire tornado. The Reno office of the National Weather Service distributed this graphic of how…

New film reveals the untold story of fire in a swamp

Much of Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida is swampland. And like most areas with native vegetation it evolved with fire as a major component of the ecosystem. Today the Preserve released a new film, “Fire Swamp,” that explains…

The 2018 Woolsey Fire set back the reintroduction of an endangered frog

Three of the four reintroduction sites for the largest native frog in the western U.S. were wiped out by debris flows after the wildfire The post The 2018 Woolsey Fire set back the reintroduction of an endangered frog appeared first…

Hundreds of homes evacuated due to wildfire north of Helena

The North Hills Fire has burned 4,225 acres 10 miles north of downtown Helena, Montana The post Hundreds of homes evacuated due to wildfire north of Helena appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Pilot’s view from a Firehawk

Dropping water on an active brush fire The post Pilot’s view from a Firehawk appeared first on Fire Aviation.

Milepost 97 Fire slows traffic on I-5 in Southwest Oregon

(Originally published at 6:08 a.m. PDT July 29, 2019) Firefighters on the Milepost 97 Fire just south of Canyonville, Oregon were able to knock down a 20-acre spot fire Saturday and Sunday on the east side of Interstate 5 near…

Wildfire smoke affects air quality in California and Oregon

Smoke from the Milepost 97 Fire south of Canyonville, Oregon is significantly affecting air quality in Southwest Oregon and Northern California. In some areas near Medford, Oregon it has reached the “Very Unhealthy” air pollution level which could affect the…

Thieves steal equipment from firefighters busy fighting a fire

It happened on the Milepost 97 Fire in southwest Oregon The post Thieves steal equipment from firefighters busy fighting a fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Milepost 97 Fire spreads south

The fire is 25 miles north of Grants Pass, Oregon The post Milepost 97 Fire spreads south appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Smoke from Milepost 97 Fire spreads in Southern Oregon and Northern California

Smoke from the 8,878-acre Milepost 97 fire near Canyonville, Oregon is affecting the air quality in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Some of the cities in Oregon affected are Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland. And in California, Yreka, Weed, Mt.…

A bad day for firefighters in Luxembourg

Manuel Freitas posted these videos on his Facebook page. He lives in Luxembourg, a small country in Europe surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. The post A bad day for firefighters in Luxembourg appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Milepost 97 Fire burns over 1,600 acres just south of Canyonville, Oregon

It started July 24, possibly from from a campfire The post Milepost 97 Fire burns over 1,600 acres just south of Canyonville, Oregon appeared first on Wildfire Today.

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