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Guest Post: The Year Maine Burned; Resilience

The summer of 1947 was one of the driest in Maine history. Water supplies dwindled, but the people of Maine did not worry. Rain always came in the fall. But by October, there had been little rain. The fires that devastated Maine in October of 1947 began on the 17th

Remembering The "Great Fire of 1910"

Three million acres burned in the Great Blow Up of 1910, and 87 brave souls lost their lives. The United States Forest Service was but 5 years old at this time. US Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski led a group of men to safety as they held up in a mine tunnel just outside Wallace, Idaho,

Zaca Fire Claims Spot In California Fire History

The Zaca Fire has now climbed to number 5 (171,750 Acres) in the top 10 largest wildland fire list in California history surpassing the Matilija Fire that burned in the same general area in 1932. By the end of the day the Zaca Fire should be number 3 surpassing both the Laguna Fire and Marble […]