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CAL FIRE Report, June 12 2017

California wildfire information     CAL FIRE TV – June 12, 2017 – The Fire Situation Report  

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Fires on Many Fronts in Utah

Fire in Uintah County grew to over 800 acres   MARJORIE CORTEZ, Deseret Morning News SALT LAKE CITY – Fires fanned by winds and aided by low humidity burned in several parts of Utah on Saturday. The National Weather Service’s ...

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Rains Soak Georgia Wildfire

Okefenokee fire considered 90-percent contained   RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after steady rains ...

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting them from flames and high temperatures. ...

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Arizona Sees Multiple Wildfires as Season Peeks

20 active fires currently burning in the state The U.S. Forest Service said the fire near Cochise Stronghold grew to at least 23 square miles over the weekend. The National Weather Service is warning of critical fire weather conditions and ...

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Wildfire Kills Firefighter in South Africa

One dead and one seriously burned in Southern Cape   CAPE TOWN, South Africa – One firefighter has been killed and another injured while fighting wildfires that have already claimed four other victims. Independent Media and the African News Agency ...

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New Memorial for Granite Mountain Hotshots

Path along hallowed ground honors fallen 19 hotshots   NBC News – Four years after the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, a memorial has been erected to honor and remember the 19 firefighters who were killed.  

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Voluntary Evacuations Near California Wildfire

Fire near Three Rivers has grown to 300 acres     TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (Fresno Bee) – Authorities called for voluntary evacuations in Three Rivers Wednesday as the Dinley Fire grew to 300 acres in less than two hours. As ...

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Canyon Fire Entrapment, 2016

Review of entrapment and shelter deployment   Wildland Fire LLC – Canyon fire entrapment and shelter deployment on September 19, 2016. This incident occurred on the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Read the report here.

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WATERAX Pumps at FDIC

WATERAX BB-4 Diesel High Pressure Fire Pump and MARK-3 Fire Pump at FDIC 2017     Watch our Chief Engineer, Jeff Sadler, talk about the BB-4 Diesel high-pressure fire pump and MARK-3 portable fire pump at FDIC. When fires occur ...

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