Friday, August 28, 2015

More on the wildfires out west

I am going on an outing in a couple of hours, a day trip for some recreation. My thoughts and prayers continue for all those affected by the wildfires in the western portion of the U.S. Before going, I haven't yet had breakfast, I want to make this post.

There are a lot of wildland firefighters from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. The military is helping. Crews from many States, including New Jersey are helping. Our friends in Canada have sent some air tankers to help us out. Our friends from Canada have (again) sent us some air tankers to help. Stay safe everyone and thanks for all you are doing.

The National Interagency Fire Center issued a Press Release on August 20th (download here) about mobilizing wildland firefighters from Australia and New Zealand. I understand that they have arrived and are working in Washington and Oregon.

Here are three articles focusing on the wildfires that I learned about through Mike Archers Wildfire News of the Day, a six-day a week e-mail newsletter that you may subscribe to here.

America is at War with Fire (U.S. Military helping to fight wildfires), Warisboring on August 25th
39 photos of Washington Wildfires from the Yakima Herald with links to more articles)
Christian Science Monitor (article and video, August 22nd) on the crews fighting the wildfires (including prisoners, military and crews from other countries)

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