Tag Archives: Prescribed Burns

California to Set More Controlled Burns to Stop Wildfires

Goal for 2018 is to burn at least 31 square miles     CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin ...

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Grow or Burn?

Understanding the paradox of fire exclusion in the WUI     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 11 According to the federal register of the United States, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) exists where humans and their development ...

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Forest Thinning Project Saved Homes from Fires, But Can It be Duplicated?

Forests across West are so overgrown they’ve been called powder kegs   This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in ...

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Interior Secretary Pushes Aggressive Wildfire Prevention

Aggressive, scientific fuel reduction is the focus     By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting down small trees and ...

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Prescribed Burn Set for Maine Island

Swan Island fire aims to improve habitat   RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife plans to conduct a prescribed wildfire burn on an island in the Kennebec (KEH’-nuh-bek) River to try to improve habitat for ...

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Over 9,000 Acres in Washington

U.S. Forest Service will do 22 burns to reduce fuels   SEATTLE (AP) — To reduce the risks of wildfires, federal officials this spring are planning to conduct controlled burns on more than 9,000 acres of land in Washington state ...

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Nevada Attorney General Seeks to Dismiss Wildfire Lawsuits

Prescribed burn became a fire that destroyed 23 homes   SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s chief legal adviser wants a judge to dismiss all but a narrow piece of a series of lawsuits accusing state forestry ...

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NPS Begins Prescribed Burns Near Whiskeytown Lake Recreational Area

Officials take advantage of weather to remove vegetation   DAMON ARTHUR, Record Searchlight Spring is just around the corner. That means flowers blooming, trees blossoming, sun shining and prescribed burning near Whiskeytown Lake. National Park Service officials are taking advantage ...

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Nevada Cut Staff for Prescribed Burn Turned Wildfire

Investigation finds mistakes that led to October wildfire Hand crews finish up work on the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of ...

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Arizona Prescribed Burn Causes Highway Accidents

Smoke from fire set to reduce dry brush in Kaibab National Forest caused numerous accidents on I-40 near Parks   PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press Thick smoke from a blaze set to reduce wildfire risks blinded motorists Wednesday on the main ...

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