Author Archives: Dan Landrigan

Wind-Stoked Wildfire Causes Death in Wyoming, Evacuations

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildfires pushed by strong winds forced the evacuation of homes in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado and led to a death in Wyoming, officials said Tuesday. Downed power lines caused a fire near the northern Wyoming community ...

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Pilot Killed Attempting Nighttime Air Drop Fighting Estes Park (CO) Fire

A pilot attempting a first-ever nighttime air drop in Colorado to fight the Kruger Rock wildfire in Estes Park has died. News 9 spoke with the pilot before take off. He was excited to attempt the nighttime drop, after five ...

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Chief of California’s Wildland Firefighting Agency to Retire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of California’s forestry and wildland firefighting agency announced Monday that he will retire next month after shepherding the state through three historic wildfire seasons, the most recent of which saw two massive blazes span ...

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ForestTech Center Launched to Develop Integrated Technology Solutions to Combat Wildfires

The Advanced Mobility Collective Partners with the Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting to Foster Collaboration Winter Park, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2021) – The Advanced Mobility Collective has launched the first of its kind ForestTech Center. The ...

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Research Study on Cancer Risk for Wildland Firefighters Funded by FEMA

A $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is funding a study at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health that will evaluate cancer risks among wildland firefighters with the goal of finding ...

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