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4,167 Colorado wildfires caused record losses of $538 million in 2012

4,167 Colorado wildfires caused record losses of $538 million in 2012 | Forest Fire Ignition | Scoop.it
It is official: the state's 2012 wildfire season was a doozy, with record insured losses, and the evacuation of 32,000 residents in the northwestern quadrant of Colorado Springs where 347 homes were destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire, the largest number in state history.
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Climate change fuelling forest fires, says U of S expert

Climate change fuelling forest fires, says U of S expert | Forest Fire Ignition | Scoop.it
A researcher at the University of Saskatchewan is not sure this is the smoking gun, but has little doubt climate change is contributing to all those fires in the west and far north.
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Smoke chokes Yellowknife as forest fires continue to burn

Smoke chokes Yellowknife as forest fires continue to burn | Forest Fire Ignition | Scoop.it
Forest fires have destroyed more than 893,000 hectares in the Northwest Territories, but officials there say the blazes aren't always a bad thing.
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Modeling human-caused forest fire ignition for assessing forest fire danger...: EBSCOhost

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Colorado fire victim films her own evacuation

Colorado fire victim films her own evacuation | Forest Fire Ignition | Scoop.it
Firefighters, aided by helicopters, air tankers and military planes, fought Saturday to contain a fire threatening 20,000 Colorado homes.
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Smokey Bear - Prevent Forest Fires - YouTube

How to prevent forest fires and why we should. 'The deadliest animal in the forest is ... man. 9 out of 10 forest fires a year are started by man. Some lovel...
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Fires rip through B.C.’s tinder-dry, pine beetle-killed forests

Fires rip through B.C.’s tinder-dry, pine beetle-killed forests | Forest Fire Ignition | Scoop.it
More than half a dozen major fires are burning in vast dead pine forests killed by mountain pine beetles, increasing risks to firefighters and communities. Fires in beetle-killed pine stands can spread more quickly than in healthy forests, burn more intensely, and the flying embers can start spot fires more often and farther away. In the older dead pine stands, falling trees are a significant threat to firefighters.
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THE CASE FOR A SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO FOREST HEALTH, WILDLAND FIRE RISK, STEW...: EBSCOhost

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