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A Perfect Storm Makes Wildfires Bigger, More Costly To Control

Hopes for fewer large wildfires in 2018, after last year’s disastrous fire season, are rapidly disappearing across the West. Six deaths have been reported in Northern California’s Carr Fire, including two firefighters. Fires have scorched Yosemite, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Sequoia and Grand Canyon national parks. A blaze in June forced...

Why Won't State Use Fresno Company's Wildfire Fighting System?

A Fresno manufacturer has created an aerial firefighting system that increases the amount of fire suppression materials delivered in a shorter period of time at nearly half the cost of conventional platforms. The Guardian system has been used to fight wildfires all over the world — including this week's deadly...