Launching the consultation Reducing Wildfires
in the Countryside(external link opens in a new window / tab) Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) David Small said: Wildfires
put the safety of firefighters, the public and property at risk.
A small spark can start a large wildfire
when conditions are dry and windy.
There are several wildfires
blazing through northern California in the Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Nevada counties, among others, and a bunch of them are labeled in this satellite photo from the space agency.
Pests make forests more susceptible to wildfire
, according to Funk.
Topography influences the speed of wildfire
The 2015 wildfire
year saw several record-setting fires, in addition to the highest annual total acreage ever burned.
AirMap obtains wildfire
information directly from the US Department of the Interior's incident command system and immediately pushes it to drone pilots through AirMap's iOS and web apps, AirMap's API, and the GEO geofencing system included in the DJI GO flight control app.
As towns and cities across the country are experiencing the devastating impacts from wildfire
, the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire
(CPAW) program offers support at the local level.
The SMOKEY BEAR website and app provide information about how you can prevent wildfires
In 1950, Smokey Bear became more than a simple print icon when a black bear cub was rescued after a wildfire
had burnt through the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico.
Studies suggest the wildfire
season is lengthening--some scientists predict the wildfire
season could be two to three weeks longer by 2070.