H. R. 3781 if passed will increase fire suppression contractor costs

Large commercial vehicles supporting wildfire suppression could see a significant increase in insurance premiums The post H. R. 3781 if passed will increase fire suppression contractor costs appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Three large fires are active in Northeast Nevada

The Corta Fire 6 mile southeast of Jiggs, NV has burned 15,000 acres The post Three large fires are active in Northeast Nevada appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Researchers evaluate connection between California wildfires and human-caused climate change

A group of seven scientists published a paper last month that looks at the connection between California wildfires and human-caused climate change. One of their main conclusions was that climate warming dries the atmosphere which in turn dries fuels, promoting…

Goose Fire burning from Nevada toward Idaho

A fire that was reported at 6:23 p.m. Sunday August 4 in the Northeast corner of Nevada has been burning vigorously on Monday. Heat detected by a satellite at 1:36 p.m. (see map above) showed it to be moving north…

70 years ago today: Mann Gulch Fire

Thirteen firefighters, most of them smokejumpers, lost their lives on the fire The post 70 years ago today: Mann Gulch Fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Williams Flats Fire spreads to the east and north

The fire is 15 miles east of Coulee Dam, Washington The post Williams Flats Fire spreads to the east and north appeared first on Wildfire Today.

California power company has a team of six fire coordinators

Randy Lyle is the Fire Program Manager for San Diego Gas and Electric The post California power company has a team of six fire coordinators appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Intense fire along Interstate 5

Jeff Zimmerman got this shot of engine crews from Los Angeles County FD arriving at an intensely burning wildfire along Interstate 5 yesterday, August 3. It was on the east side of Interstate 5 in Southern California 10 miles north…

Ramona Air Attack Base hosts a C-130 air tanker

The runway is too short for most large air tankers The post Ramona Air Attack Base hosts a C-130 air tanker appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Williams Flats Fire burns thousands of acres along Columbia River

The fire is 15 miles east of Coulee Dam, Washington The post Williams Flats Fire burns thousands of acres along Columbia River appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Heavy equipment operators train for firefighting in Mississippi

Earlier this year Mississippi Forestry Commission technicians took part in a heavy equipment academy to learn safe practices and proper techniques when they suppress wildfires. The post Heavy equipment operators train for firefighting in Mississippi appeared first on Wildfire Today.

National Park Service releases video about the Howe Ridge Fire

The fire burned 14,000 acres and more than a dozen structures in Glacier National Park in August, 2018 The post National Park Service releases video about the Howe Ridge Fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

How fire retardant works

The American Chemical Society produced this video that provides some information about how fire retardant, such as the slurry dropped by air tankers, works to slow the spread of a wildfire. The post How fire retardant works appeared first on…

Man pleads guilty of starting Klamathon Fire

The fire burned 38,008 acres in California and Oregon The post Man pleads guilty of starting Klamathon Fire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

Red Flag Warnings and Lightning strikes, August 2, 2019

Lightning strikes, above, and accumulated precipitation, below.   On Friday the Red Flag Warning areas in Washington, Idaho, and southwestern Montana could experience additional lightning with little or no rain. The post Red Flag Warnings and Lightning strikes, August 2,…

Elevated wildfire potential expected in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California

On August 1 the Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for August through November. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National…

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.

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.

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…

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