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Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge Prompts Evacuations

Wildfire in Columbia River Gorge Prompts Evacuations

Milepost 85 Fire burned towards the Google Data Center     THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles, Oregon, prompted Level 3 evacuations Wednesday afternoon and closed local highways. KOIN reports Level 3 “GO”...

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Alaska Smokejumpers First Jump of the 2021 Fire Season

Alaska Smokejumpers First Jump of the 2021 Fire Season

Smokejumpers head out to the Pilot Point Fire     BLM Alaska Alaska Smokejumpers loading up for the first fire jump of the 2021 Alaska fire season was caught on video on May 24, 2021. The 12 BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers flew 599 miles to the Pilot...

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Wildland Training in Coronado, California

Wildland Training in Coronado, California

Training on the progressive lay and more     Coronado Fire Department In preparation for fire season, the Corona Fire Department conducts annual RT-130 training to sharpen the skills required for wildland firefighting operations. Topics include progressive...

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Brendan McDonough of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

Brendan McDonough of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

A discussion about guilt, depression, and growth     Fire Engineering Host Jim Burneka speaks with Brendan McDonough, the lone survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. This episode focuses on the aftermath of the June 30th, 2013 Yarnell wildfire in which...

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Close Call at California Wildfire

Close Call at California Wildfire

Burnover avoided in El Dorado County     Max McGregor Salmon Fire, El Dorado County At approximately 12:15 PM on Saturday, May 1, CalFire Amador-El Dorado Units responded to reports of a wildland fire in the area of Salmon Falls Road and Gallagher Road near...

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What’s It Like Being a Wildland Firefighter?

What’s It Like Being a Wildland Firefighter?

A view of the job from Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Wildfires have become increasingly large & extreme. This means that the women & men who work on the front lines to combat those fires are facing dangerous...

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The Wildfire Diaries

The Wildfire Diaries

Building bridges and enriching our knowledge     Vallfirest If you are interested in contributing to The Wildfire Diaries contact us at: marketing@vallfirest.com. Follow Vallfirest on Instagram

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CAL FIRE: CZU Lightning Complex, Lessons Learned

CAL FIRE: CZU Lightning Complex, Lessons Learned

Insight into the battle to suppress the CZU Lightning Complex fires     CAL FIRE CZU San Mateo-Santa Cruz CAL FIRE CZU Unit Chief Ian Larkin & Deputy Chief Nate Armstrong offer insight, via zoom, into the battle to suppress the #CZULightningComplex​,...

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Brush Fire Destroys Los Angeles Home

Brush Fire Destroys Los Angeles Home

Firefighters find fire threatening several homes     LAFD LOS ANGELES - A well-established brush fire quickly consumed one home but firefighter’s quick action and teamwork prevented the spread and further damage to the surrounding structures. At 1:24PM on...

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Hover STEP Training

Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Get a first-person view of what it feels like to exit a helicopter while it's still in the air. This process, known as a "hover (STEP) exit", requires...

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Fire Overruns North Dakota Brush Truck

Fire Overruns North Dakota Brush Truck

Wind shift during fire north of Williston     WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Williston Fire Department is down a truck after a brush fire destroyed it. The fire department said in a news release late Saturday that the fire broke out north of Williston. The...

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