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H1N1 "Swine Flu" Takes Center Stage as Obama Declares a National Emergency

The White House has determined the H1N1 swine flu epidemic to be a National Emergency

Wildfire Assault On Queensland Australia's Central Coast

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Residents of the central coast of Queensland Australia are confronting what long time residents are calling the worst fire conditions in memory.  ABC Australia reports. (video included in link) The image below is a satellite visualization of the fires burning along the Queensland coast October 17. The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service reported that fire […]

Australia Bushfire Season Begins With a Line Of Duty Death

A New South Wales Fire Brigade firefighter collapsed and died during fire suppression activities near the resort colony of Fingal Bay, two hours South of Sydney. AAP 7 News has the story. NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins paid tribute to the firefighter…. “Firefighters are men and women who are dedicated to saving life and property – […]

President Employs Diplomacy to End Wildfire

Obama To Enter Diplomatic Talks With Raging Wildfire

West Coast Storm May Trigger Slides

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Remnants of a typhoon that blasted Japan last week is approaching the California coast today and should impact the state through into the weekend. Especially vulnerable are communities downstream from areas that burned this Summer. Some of the communities in danger include Altadena, Montrose, La Crescenta, La Canada, Sylmar, Davenport, Fillmore and Oak Glen. Parts […]

Bear With Me

I am in the process of changing my blog host and name. I recently changed the name to as the formal name but in the process left the Blogger domain open to anyone that wanted it. Thankfully I caught that error and reclaimed the Blogspot domain, restoring the name before it became reincarnated under […]

InciWeb: Brief History And Use of Fire Retardant

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InciWeb offers a nice review of the history of the use of fire retardant, what it’s mixed with, why it’s colored, or not and what it does. This is a departure from the normal day to day individual fire facts and maps InciWeb is known for. It’s nice to see them branching out into education. […]

Changing Site Name

I am in the process of moving the formal name of the website to If I don’t blow up the site by making this change I’ll be lucky. I am not a techie and issues of Hosts and CNames are Chinese to me. If you found yourself reading this then it worked.

Spain Wildfires Raw Video

Happy 4th Everyone

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