Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wildfire season not over yet - November 12

Wildfire season is not over yet. Today I am focusing on a sampling of wild fires, brush fires, and grass fires that I have read about yesterday and today. Many of the smaller fires in the Eastern United States that I report on here are related to dry conditions in the east. A reminder that the fall fire season is still very much with a factor in much of the east.

Peabody, Massachusetts
Thirteen acres burned near an apple orchard on Tuesday, Nov. 10th. This brush fire came after some smaller nearby brush fires on Sunday and Monday. The Massachusetts State Forestry Department and local firefighters worked the fire. Massachusetts like other East-coast States has seen dry conditions this fall, contributing to the brush fire danger.

Cape Ann, Massachusetts
A brush fire of unknown size in Manchester, MA damaged an electric transformer on Tuesday, November 10th leading to outages. 

New Hampshire
Dry conditions across New Hampshire contributed to several brush fires across New Hampshire this past weekend (November 7th and 8th).
Union Leader

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
A brush fire of unknown size in Lebanon, PA on Sunday, November 8th.
ldnews- Nov 9th police log (scroll down for story)

Mentor Township, Ohio
On Tuesday, November 10th, A five acre fire burned in a marsh in Mentor Township, Ohio 

Pembroke Pines, Florida
On Monday, November 9th there was a small brush fire (size unknown). 

And wildfire season is still going in other areas of the United States, for example . . .

Oklahoma and Kansas

Strong winds are fueling grass fires across the Oklahoma Plains. A large grass fire near Woodward, OK is under control.

Wind driven wildfires continued in Oklahoma on November 11th

A wind-driven grass fire on the Butler-Cowley county line in Kansas burned on November 11th. Red flag warnings are in place for much of the Kansas City area in Kansas on Thursday, November 12th.

Is there ever not a fire season in Southern California? Southern California, which is bone dry after four years of drought, is again facing an elevated risk of wildfires due to Santa Ana winds and rising temperatures.


A note about the media sources: I accessed all these sites today. Some sites offer only a limted number of free articles per month if you are not a subscriber or the articles may only be freely available for 7 to 10 days. Over the air media usually keep their stories up longer, but eventually the link to the story may be removed.

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