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  • Elevated radiation levels detected near wildfires in Chernobyl exclusion zone
    by Bill Gabbert on April 7, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    The nuclear power plant exploded in 1986 The post Elevated radiation levels detected near wildfires in Chernobyl exclusion zone appeared first on Wildfire Today.

  • Dozers built fireline through 3,500 burning rental cars
    by Bill Gabbert on April 6, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    The catastrophe may have been an indirect effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 7,300 unused rental cars were stored in a grassy field. The post Dozers built fireline through 3,500 burning rental cars appeared first on Wildfire Today.

  • An employee in Colorado’s EOC tests positive for COVID-19
    by Bill Gabbert on April 5, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    One person in Colorado’s State Emergency Operations Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The information was revealed April 4 in a press release by Public Information Officer Micki Trost. Daily medical screenings as used at the Center can only detect someone who is already infected, at which point they may have been shedding the virus … Continue reading "An employee in Colorado’s EOC tests positive for COVID-19" The post An employee in Colorado’s EOC tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Wildfire Today.

  • Two wildfires in the Pisgah National Forest in NC burn 80 acres
    by Bill Gabbert on April 4, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    About 65 firefighters are working to suppress two wildfires in North Carolina that have burned a total of 80 acres. U.S. Forest Service firefighters are responding to two significant fires, including the Camp Daniel Boone Fire that has burned into the Shining Rock Wilderness on the Pisgah National Forest. The fire started on private property … Continue reading "Two wildfires in the Pisgah National Forest in NC burn 80 acres" The post Two wildfires in the Pisgah National Forest in NC burn 80 acres appeared first on Wildfire Today.

  • Explosive target at gender reveal party turns into 10-acre wildfire
    by Bill Gabbert on April 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    From CNN, April 4, 2020: A gender reveal party in Florida went wrong and sparked a 10-acre fire, CNN affiliate WESH reported. Firefighters were called to a home in Brevard County, Florida, last weekend after reports that a blaze was possibly ignited by fireworks, fire officials said. But when they arrived, firefighters realized some explosives … Continue reading "Explosive target at gender reveal party turns into 10-acre wildfire" The post Explosive target at gender reveal party turns into 10-acre wildfire appeared first on Wildfire Today.

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