Tag Archives: Wildland/WUI

Video: Into the Tubbs Fire

Fire was on both sides of us     CBS SF Bay Area – Raw Berkeley Fire Dept. video shows desperate battle with Tubbs Fire

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The Vineyard 2 Fire

How a grass fire changed the way a 130-year-old fire department does business   Fire behavior had changed dramatically because of afternoon heat and high winds that were gusting up to 60 mph from the north. (author photo)   By ...

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Chasing the Flame: Does Media Coverage of Wildfires Probe Deeply Enough?

Past research suggested the media are more likely to stymie disaster learning   Homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Monday, July 2, 2012. AP Photo/Bryan Oller   Adrianne Kroepsch , ...

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Wildfire Growth, Part 1

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change has produced extreme weather that supports extended wildfire seasons and destructive wildfires. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 7 The projected ...

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Did Building Codes Contribute to Tennessee Wildfire Damage?

County commissioners doubt new codes could have lessened wildfire damage   JIM GAINES, Knoxville News-Sentinel Several Sevier County commissioners said last week they doubted any construction standards would have mitigated loss from a fire as big and fast-moving as the ...

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University Professor Predicted Gatlinburg Wildfire for Years

UT professor spent years presenting on the fuel and the WUI   ADAM TAMBURIN, Knoxville News-Sentinel When flames ripped through the Great Smoky Mountains and engulfed hotels and houses in and around Gatlinburg, it caught many people by surprise. But ...

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Washington Aims to Expand Prescribed Burns

Pilot program in the state seeks to reduce fuel KATE PRENGAMAN, Associated Press NACHES, Wash. (AP) — About 10 miles from where hundreds of firefighters were working to contain the 1,300 acre Rock Creek Fire, a much smaller crew was ...

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Videos: Firefighters Contain Missouri Grass Fire

Video shows “fire tornado” during grass fire in Platte County   WESTON, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters are dousing hotspots at the site of a northwest Missouri grass fire that damaged up to 1,500 acres of land and briefly spawned a ...

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Where Should You Be?

Reflections on the 2015 western fire season Todd McNeal | From the January 2016 Issue of FireRescue Magazine The 2015 fire season in now officially over. It was a deadly year with both civilian and firefighter deaths. A staggering amount ...

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