Hampshire UK Firefighters to get top-level US wildfire training

US authorities may soon be delivering unique world-class wildfire training to Hampshire firefighters. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) are in talks with agencies such as the State Department for Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management as well as…

Unusual Wildfire Burns in Greenland

In an unusual event, satellites have detected a sizable wildfire burning in Greenland. The fire is in western Greenland, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Sisimiut. Most of Greenland is covered by ice, but dwarf willows, shrubs, grasses, mosses,…

Portugal’s deadliest fire still rages after 63 people are killed

By Axel Bugge and Andrei Khalip PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling Portugal’s deadliest forest blaze on Monday after it killed dozens over the weekend, and a fireman died from his injuries in a…

Huge Canadian Wildfire Causes Mass Evacuation

The entire population of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been forced to evacuate because of a huge wildfire. Some 88,000 people were told to leave as the blaze swept into the city, which is the gateway to the…

Satellite Sensors Would Deliver Global Fire Coverage

Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it’s imperative to detect them as early as possible. That’s why NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is working on a concept for a network of space-based sensors called…

Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection System

The Insight Robotics Wildfire Detection System is the leading solution for long distance 24-hour wildfire detection. It is the first in the world to spot a heat source as small as a single 2m x 1m tree within a 5…

Wildfire near Yosemite National Park

Officials in California have issued evacuation orders to 13,000 homes as a wildfire, which has so far destroyed two properties, approaches residences in an area close to the Yosemite National Park. The fire is currently uncontained and covers an area…

Responding to wildfire risk in Northumberland (UK):

Training and Partnership Working Although the UK is not commonly recognised around the World for experiencing significant wildfire events, historically the UK is in fact vulnerable to severe wildfire seasons – as was discussed by Paul Hedley in the last…

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