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Research Study on Cancer Risk for Wildland Firefighters Funded by FEMA

November 5, 2021 12:17 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/11/05/research-study-on-cancer-risk-for-wildland-firefighters-funded-by-fema/ A $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is funding a study at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health that will evaluate cancer risks among wildland firefighters with the goal of finding ways to reduce those risks. Wildland firefighters constitute a large and diverse…

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Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

June 24, 2021 12:22 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/24/report-california-governor-overstated-fire-prevention-work/ Fuel reduction efforts dropped from the year before   FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo a fire prevention crew hauls away sections of a tree they cut down near Redwood Estates, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vastly overstated wildfire prevention work done under his administration according to an…

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Calls to Increase Prescribed Burns Face Obstacles

June 22, 2021 11:57 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/22/calls-to-increase-prescribed-burns-face-obstacles/ “The program has to last forever.”   FILE – This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires…

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Heat, Wildfire Bake Southwest States

June 21, 2021 1:04 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/21/heat-wildfire-bake-southwest-states/ Zero containment on fire between Phoenix and Flagstaff   FILE – In this Tuesday, June 15, 2021, file photo, a pedestrian holds a bottle of cold water at a Salvation Army hydration station during a heatwave as temperatures hit 115-degrees in Phoenix. The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, June 19, and…

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Idaho Officials Brace for Tough Wildfire Season

June 17, 2021 1:30 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/17/idaho-officials-brace-for-tough-wildfire-season/ Nearly 80% of the state is in a drought     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are bracing for what could be a challenging wildfire season. A meteorologist on Tuesday told Republican Gov. Brad Little and other statewide elected officials on the Idaho Land Board that…

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Drought Contributes to Increase in North Dakota Wildfires

June 17, 2021 11:47 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/17/drought-contributes-to-increase-in-north-dakota-wildfires/ State has experienced more fires to date than all of last year     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of wildfires this year in North Dakota has increased significantly, according to state officials, who cite extremely dry conditions. Data collected by the North Dakota Forest Service and the state Department of…

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U.S. West Faces Record Heat and Intensifying Risk of Wildfires

June 16, 2021 4:36 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/16/u-s-west-faces-record-heat-and-intensifying-risk-of-wildfires/ Excessive heat stretched from southeast California across Arizona and Nevada and into New Mexico   In this photo provided by the Custer Gallatin National Forest, the Robertson Draw fire burns near Red Lodge, Mont., on Monday, June 14, 2021. Authorities warned of extreme wildfire danger in Montana and Wyoming Tuesday as a…

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Californians May Be Asked to Conserve Power During Heat Wave

June 16, 2021 4:09 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/16/californians-may-be-asked-to-conserve-power-during-heat-wave/ Wildfires could be the first use of “Flex Alert”     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California residents may be asked to reduce electricity use this week to avert rolling blackouts amid a heat wave that threatens to strain the state’s power grid. The California Independent System Operator, the nonprofit that runs the…

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Wildfires Smolder Across Drought-Stricken Southwest

June 10, 2021 3:52 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/10/wildfires-smolder-across-drought-stricken-southwest/ The drought, coupled with rising temperatures, has led to widespread fire restrictions   In this photo provided by Joseph Pacheco, a wildfire is seen burning in Globe, Ariz., on Monday, June 7, 2021. Firefighters in Arizona were fighting Tuesday to gain a foothold into a massive wildfire, one of two that has…

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Oregon Officials React to Drought and Wildfire Risks

June 10, 2021 2:40 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/10/oregon-officials-react-to-drought-and-wildfire-risks/ Emergency plans and new evacuation zones     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In northeast Oregon’s Union County, the snowpack is so thin that it has completely melted away in measurement sites. Rivers are running lower, spelling bad news for farmers. The wildfire risk is high. Given these…

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