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Monday, June 29, 2015
Authorities in Alaska are reporting an unusually high number of wildfires burning simultaneously across the tundra and forests of the state, and an exceptionally large number of homes and buildings have been damaged or threatened by the flames so far this year. Wildfires are a common occurrence in Alaska, but this year's...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Twenty-one Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) firefighters are on their way to Alaska to help fight wildfires. The request came in on Sunday through the Kentucky Inter-agency coordination Center of the Daniel Boone National Forest, which coordinates the mobilization of federal and state resources to areas throughout...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The first major forest fire of the season has hit California, and it has been named the Lake Fire Wildfire. It began June 17, 2015, and has been spreading since then. The stats, as of 8 p.m. Saturday, say that approximately 16,000 acres have been burned with 500 structures threatened. Almost 2,000 personnel are assigned to...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Now at 9,000 acres, the Card Street fire on the Kenai Peninsula has been pegged as the number one fire priority in the nation.The fire continues pushing south and east, into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. More than 800 structures in residential areas are still under threat and 11 have been destroyed. Division of...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Provisions to pay for the most extreme wildfires through federal disaster funding were included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior Appropriations Bill, which was passed by a Senate panel on June 18.  The funding method is similar to legislation introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), who along with...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool at a Prescribed Fire Workshop presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. This workshop will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend. The...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
On June 17, NASF staff participated in the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (WDFA) Advocacy Day in the House of Representatives. NASF joined allied organizations belonging to the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, formed in 2009, to meet with nearly 70 House offices and seek their support for the WDFA (H.R...
Monday, June 15, 2015
As temperatures heat up, the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking drivers to take extra precautions to prevent roadside wildfires. Low humidity, high winds and hot temperatures are a dangerous combination that can lead to the rapid spread of wildfires. More than 50 percent of wildfires in Arizona are caused by...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
If you’ve noticed a hazy sky in parts of the Midwest and East in the past few days, you can blame Canada. Smoke from dozens of large Canadian wildfires has been blown into parts of the U.S. For the most part, the smoke is lofted in the upper atmosphere, so you probably won't smell it, but you can see it in the form of haze...
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent $200 million putting out wildfires over the past two fire seasons--and with another potentially severe fire season coming up fast, officials are asking all to be very careful with fire and to prepare their property's defensible space. That tally does not take into account the...

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