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Hotshot Critically Injured Fighting New Mexico Wildfire

May 25, 2021 8:40 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/feed/ Firefighter injured fighting the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County   (InciWeb)   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A wildland firefighter was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexico border, state officials said Tuesday. The firefighter works for the U.S. Forest Service and was…

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Does cold wildfire smoke contribute to water repellent soils in burned areas?

May 25, 2021 8:08 pm Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210525160855.htm After a wildfire, soils in burned areas often become water repellent, leading to increased erosion and flooding after rainfall events – a phenomenon that many scientists have attributed to smoke and heat-induced changes in soil chemistry. But this post-fire water repellency may also be caused by wildfire smoke in the absence of…

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Does cold wildfire smoke contribute to water repellent soils in burned areas?

May 25, 2021 8:08 pm Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210525160855.htm After a wildfire, soils in burned areas often become water repellent, leading to increased erosion and flooding after rainfall events – a phenomenon that many scientists have attributed to smoke and heat-induced changes in soil chemistry. But this post-fire water repellency may also be caused by wildfire smoke in the absence of…

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All Evacuation Warnings Lifted in 105-Acre Blaze in Santa Ana River Bottom

May 25, 2021 6:54 pm Source: https://media.nbclosangeles.com/2021/05/05-25-2021-Jurupa-Valley-Fire.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&fit=1200,675 A brush fire that erupted in the Santa Ana River bottom between Jurupa Valley and Riverside was 10% contained Tuesday after scorching 105 acres, though the progress of the flames was stopped and evacuation orders for residents near the fire were downgraded to warnings. The non-injury blaze sparked about 11:10 a.m. Monday…

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California Sees More Wildfires as Drought Intensifies

May 25, 2021 11:25 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/feed/ Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.   California Gov. Gavin Newsom jumps out of a new Sikorsky S70i Black Hawk firefighting helicopter after arriving to highlight new firefighting equipment and his proposed $2 billion investment in wildfire and emergency…

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PSUSD Officer Arrested in Domestic Extremism Probe Pleads Not Guilty

May 24, 2021 10:17 pm Source: https://media.nbclosangeles.com/2020/09/shutterstock_429955534.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&fit=5472,3648 A Palm Springs Unified School District patrol officer arrested during an investigation into domestic extremism by an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force pleaded not guilty on Monday to a felony weapons charge. Alfredo Luna Jr., 41, was arrested on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, stemming from a prior search of his home that…

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Palm Desert Man Sentenced to Prison for Firebomb Attack

May 24, 2021 9:50 pm Source: https://media.nbclosangeles.com/2020/10/Court-Generic-Gavel.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&fit=1200,675 A Palm Desert man was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to five years behind bars for throwing a firebomb into a Republican group's office last year in the Coachella Valley. Carlos Espriu, 24, who has been in federal custody since his arrest last September, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson,…

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Grim Western Wildfire Season Starts Drier Than 2020 Record

May 24, 2021 7:49 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/feed/ “It’s like having gasoline out there,”   FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, flames lick above vehicles on Highway 162 as the Bear Fire burns in Oroville, Calif. Scientists say the outlook for the western U.S. fire season is grim because it’s starting far drier than 2020’s record-breaking fire…

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The Wildfire Diaries, Episode 2

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