Tag Archives: Prescribed Burns

Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

Controlled burn and training     Solana NewsNet May 26, 2021: Crews from the Vacaville Fire Department and nearby allied agencies set fire to dry vegetation on Callen Hill near Allison Drive on Wednesday as part of a controlled burn ...

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Calls to Increase Prescribed Burns Face Obstacles

“The program has to last forever.”     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state’s pine forests, many people thought ...

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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Closes Due to Burnout

Crews doing a burnout to keep wildfire from monument     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in southwestern New Mexico is closed to the public while crews conduct a burnout operation to reduce the ...

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California Lawmakers Push Bills to Fight Wildfire Risks

Staffing, prescribed burns, and increased home protection     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats who control the state Senate said Thursday they intend to advance a 10-bill package to the Assembly in the next week ...

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Nothing Looks Good for 2021 Wildfire Season

Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines ...

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California Sees More Wildfires as Drought Intensifies

Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California sinks deeper into drought it already has had ...

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Northern Michigan Wildfire Contained, Not Growing

Wildfire began as a prescribed burn     OSCODA, Mich. (AP) — A controlled burn that turned into a 6,100-acre wildfire in Michigan was 32% contained Saturday and not growing, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said. The fire was in ...

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Mississippi’s Deer Island

Removing Chinese Tallow and Cogon grass   BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will intentionally set a fire on part of an undeveloped barrier island south of Biloxi. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday on ...

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USFA: Ohio On-Duty Death

Roosenburg was participating in a controlled burn     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Wildland Firefighter Selide Roosenburg, 20, of the ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, on ...

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California Puts $536M Towards Reducing Wildfires

Officials are rushing to thin forests, build fuel breaks around vulnerable communities and allow for planned burns     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will authorize $536 million toward forest management projects and efforts to ...

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