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    Heavy Smoke Delayed Aerial Resources For Lime Complex Fire

    ALASKA: The total complex size is 572,925 acres. There are over 237 total resources assigned to the various fires, including two Type 1 Hotshot...

    ODF Firefighters in Forest Grove Get Practice Run With New Tool

    FOREST GROVE, Ore. (KPTV) - With fire season at Oregon’s doorstep, firefighters with the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Forest Grove division got to...

    Helicopter Pilot Helping Alaska Firefighters Dies in Crash

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A helicopter contracted to support firefighting efforts on an Interior Alaska blaze crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot, officials said Monday. The...

    FireTrac Captures Astonishing Scar Burn Aerial Image from Elgin Bridge Fire in Arizona

    FireTrac is the definitive wildfire tracking app built by the aerial firefighters at Bridger Aerospace, whose mission is to save lives, property, and habitats...

    12 Smokejumpers Fighting Sunset Fire (#369) 60 Miles East of Ruby

    Twelve smokejumpers are fighting the Sunset Fire (#369), which is burning near the banks of the Yukon River about 60 miles upriver from Ruby....

    Keeping the Airspace Safe by Providing a Buffer Zone for Ground and Aerial Resources

    ALASKA - A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place for the airspace over fires Pike Creek (#239)/Koktuli River (#240) and Upper Talarik (#205). Aviation resources...

    “It’s a war”: California turns to new, high-tech helicopters to battle wildfires

    California - Last summer, California suffered one of the most savage fire years in its history. Drought and scorching temperatures turbocharged fires that were...

    302 AW Airmen Embody Agile Combat Employment via Aerial Firefighting

    PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- In January 2022, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., signed the service’s first doctrine publication on...

    Villages Evacuated as Fire Keeps Blazing in the North

    “This is a catastrophe, it will take a long time before we can assess the damage cause by the fire and start planning the...

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