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Massive thinning project takes big step forward

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a plan to restore 2.4 million acres along the Mogollon (MUH'-ghi-ohn) Rim has taken a significant step forward.

Air improves after California wildfire partially contained

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Air quality authorities in Southern California say improved weather conditions have decreased smoke from a wildfire that forced the evacuation of 300 homes over the weekend.

Wind Cave National Park wildfire burns over 7 square miles

WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — A prescribed burn in the southern portion of Wind Cave National Park that turned into a wildfire had burned more than 7 square miles within the park as of midday Tuesday, park officials said.

Siberian fires sweep through villages, kill 15

MOSCOW (AP) — Out-of-control agricultural fires have killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Siberia, authorities said on Monday.

Snow that replenishes Washington reservoirs sets record low

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Snow that replenishes Washington's reservoirs set a record low for April, setting the stage for reduced water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires this year.

Oklahoma Forestry Services warns of extreme wildfire danger

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials at Oklahoma Forestry Services say extreme wildfire conditions are possible in the western one-third of the state.

Prescribed burn planned for New Mexico's Valle Vidal

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Carson National Forest are watching the weather as they plan for a prescribed fire next week on the east side of the Valle Vidal.

Crews work to put out hot spots at wildfire near Fowler

FOWLER, Colo. (AP) — Fire crews are again working to put out hot spots at a wildfire near the town of Fowler after high winds reignited the blaze late Thursday.

Officials battle dozens of forest fires since mid-March

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forestry officials say more than 1,000 acres have burned since mid-March due to forest fires, and they're worried about the potential of more fires due to warmer, drier weather.

Southern California desert wildfire began as controlled burn

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews are using a pair of water-dropping helicopters in the fight against a Southern California desert wildfire that started as a controlled burn.

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Firefighters Train for Upcoming, Busy Wildfire Season

Cal Fire is already training for this wildfire season. On Saturday, firefighters, pilots and members of the National ...

Company/Association News

Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Study: Beetle-Killed Trees Do Not Increase Fire Danger

USA Today reports that devastation wrought on Western forests by the tiny mountain pine beetle appears to have little...

Puppies Saved From Forest Fire By Mother Digging Hole

A litter of nine puppies survived a forest fire because their mother dug a deep hole and placed her pups inside, wher...

Thousands Evacuated As Chile Forest Fire Threatens Valparaiso

The port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar were threatened by a serious forest fire spreading quickly on Chile's ...

NFPA and State Farm Announce Winners of 2015 Wildfire Preparedness Day Project Contest

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® announced the winners of the Wildfire ...

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for 2015 Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire Campaign

To help communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage, the National Fire Protection Associati...

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Firefighters Make Progress on Wildfire that Destroyed 40 Homes in California

Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square mi...

Round Fire Doubles in Size as Structures Burn

Since yesterday an aggressive winter brush fire has doubled in size, destroying roughly 20 structures in the area bet...

FSA New Bid Awards to Include HME Ahrens-Fox for Fire and Emergency Apparatus

The Florida Sheriffs Association has posted the 2015 recipients of their bid award 15-11-0116. 

DynCorp International to Continue Support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp Internati...

NFPA Receives Grant from State Farm for Second Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearl...

Indago UAS Proves Firefighting Capability in Australia

In an effort to combat forest fires in Western Australia, Lockheed Martin's Indago small UAS was used to provide inte...

Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee Announces Partnership

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners.

Orion Aerial to Revive P-3 Aerial Firefighting Fleet

Orion Aerial Firefighters (orionaff.com), a company dedicated to return the P-3 Orion to aerial firefighting service,...

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Company/Association News from around the fire service industry.

Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The ...

NFPA Appoints Michele Steinberg New Manager of Wildland Fire Operations Division

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Michele Steinberg manager of its Wildland Fire Operations D...

Pierce Places Four Impel PUC Pumpers into Service with Scottsdale (AZ) Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently placed four Pierce Impel pumpers on duty wi...

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