News tagged with firefighting

NASA image: Rim Fire update Aug. 29, 2013

Slowly but surely, the Rim Fire in California is being contained. Currently it is 30% contained. The fire has burned over 192,000 acres. The use of aircraft and water/chemical dumping on the fire has been ...

Aug 29, 2013
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NASA image: Fires plague Portugal

Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...

Aug 29, 2013
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NASA: Rim Fire update Aug. 27, 2013

Fire crews had their hands full with very active fire behavior today. Near Duckwall Ridge, the fire spotted across the line with crews working to control the spot.

Aug 27, 2013
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NASA image: Rim Fire in California

The Rim Fire began in California on August 17, 2013. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This fire is treacherous and has tripled in size in the last few days to now over 106,000 acres. The ...

Aug 26, 2013
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NASA image: Fires sweep through Madeira

Fires have been burning out of control on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning on August 16, 2013 above the village of Monte became stronger towards ...

Aug 19, 2013
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UC San Diego's HPWREN aids firefighters in Chariot fire

The high-speed data transmission network of the UC San Diego-based High-Performance Wireless and Research Education Network (HPWREN) is once again showing its utility as a public safety asset as firefighters battle the 7,000-acre ...

Jul 11, 2013
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