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Photo by Todd Heitkamp, Riverton, Wyoming acting meteorologist-in-charge

This section provides news, articles, and information as it pertains to wildfires throughout the USA and Canada.

The U.S. Forest Service remains in something approaching bureaucratic and budget meltdown, with wildfires torching the budget and thinning projects languishing. more

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While most of us are preparing to have more food at Thanksgiving, Kentucky Department of Forestry officials said they're preparing for more wildfires. Now they want to warn people about the increased risk this holiday. more

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The risk of severe wildfires in the West also threatens the region’s increasingly scarce water supply, a new study finds. more

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Intense forest fires have been raging across the western United States this summer. So far this year, nearly 43,000 wildfires have torched almost 7 million acres of land. more

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Fire managers for the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest are announcing locations where they plan to complete prescribed fire projects starting in October and continuing through much of next year. more

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For the first time in its 110-year history, the Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is spending more than 50 percent of its budget to suppress the nation's wildfires more

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We are approaching the high temperatures and peak fire season of mid-summer, and there are a number of ongoing developments and considerations for those involved in the Pacific Northwest log market trade. more

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The Springs Fire, a lightning-caused wildfire on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, is growing slowly due to increasing monsoonal activity in the area. more

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The scene of the 1966 Oxbow Fire

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Nothing about this beautiful setting suggests this was the scene of the 1966 Oxbow Fire, which burned about 42,000 acres of old growth timber in western Oregon. more

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Sonja

Sonja

Using a helicopter and a machine that pumps out 100 flaming ping-pong balls every minute, a team from the Fort Nelson First Nation recently took to the air to set fire to almost 3,000 hectares of forest in the Liard River area in northeastern BC more

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Forest fire.

Forest fire.

Like a phoenix rising from ashes, blackened portions of the Stanislaus National Forest, which were left by the Rim Fire that blazed through the Sierras in August of 2013, have begun to spring to life. more

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When it comes to tree cover loss, the spotlight usually rests on midlatitude hot spots like Brazil and Indonesia, where agriculture, logging and other development have threatened the existence of rain forests for years. more

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In calendar year 2014, the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest achieved a longtime goal of zero human-caused wildfires. more

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Woody fuels reduced even when fuel reduction was not primary management objective more

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In June 2013, Darrell Fortner was in Denver, an hour’s drive away, when one of the worst fires in Colorado’s history bore down on his hometown of Black Forest, killing two people and incinerating 486 houses, including his. more

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A lengthy feature in the January 4 Bellingham Herald points toward a change in public and policymaker attitudes toward forest-health treatments in restraining the effects of wildfire, especially in the eastern Washington’s wildland-urban interface more

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A lengthy feature in the January 4 Bellingham [Washington] Herald points toward a change in public and policymaker attitudes toward forest-health treatments in restraining the effects of wildfire, especially in the eastern Washington’s wildland-urban more

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After what became known as the Moonlight Fire burned some 65,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada in 2007, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection decided that Sierra Pacific Industries was responsible for the damage. more

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United States Representatives Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 167). more

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Madison - Governor Scott Walker today gave approval to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to provide Disaster Damage Aids to help pay for repairs to local and county roads that were damaged after major storms. more

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