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Wildfire Seasons

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News and Opinion

Coverage of wildfire seasons since April 1, 2021.

Christina Lake Fire/Rescue responds to Haagland road wildfire

"...Christina Lake Firefighters, with help from Grand Forks and BC Wildfire Services, spent more than five hours Friday getting the wildfire under control. — Facebook photoThe Christina Lake Fire/Rescue is getting an early start to the wildfire season after firefighters responded to two recent calls — the latest on Haagland road Friday..."

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Controlled burns scheduled for Tachie Highway

"...The objective is to reduce accumulations of combustible materials and decrease the risk to infrastructure such as power lines, highway travel corridors and public  safety during wildfire season.  ..."

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Portable camping stove charges gadgets using propane power

"...We've seen a number of thermoelectric camping stove/charger products over the years, and they tend to rely on wood/biomass-fueled heat. The new Gen Stove from Korea's Viva Plus presents a thermoelectric charging solution that isn't tied to live fire, powering up electronics with waste heat produced by cooking with propane or butane. It provides an easier, more universal solution for cooking and charging simultaneously..."

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Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit'in

"...Read more: B. C. ’s wildfire season begins with two suspected human-caused wildfires in the interior..."

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Small wildfire near Apex Mountain in South Okanagan under control

"...2021 has seen an early start to the wildfire season Jesse DayApr. 9, 2021 12:15 p. m..."

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A normal start to wildfire season, BC Wildfire Service says

"...There are 11 wildfires currently burning in the province, nine of them in Kamloops Fire Centre region, but officials said this isn't abnormal for the spring..."

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Oliver Fire Department extinguishes two fires in two days

"...It has been an early start to the wildfire season, says fire department spokesperson Brennan PhillipsApr. 7, 2021 7:00 a. m..."

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Alberta Wildfire officials prepare for what could be a busy summer

"...Officials say conditions now are fitting for a bad wildfire season, unless we see significant rainfall through the spring..."

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Alberta's outlook heading into wildfire season

"...CALGARY (CityNews) — The wildfire season in Alberta used to begin April 1, but the season has been moved up to the start of March..."

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Wildfire burning west of Chase

"...Read more: Okanagan region wildfire season already heating up..."

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Funds stump wildfire risk near Lumby

"...B. C. ’s Economic Recovery Plan provides employment and economic opportunities to support a wide range of projects throughout the province..."

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Podcasts

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildfire seasons.

Here's what we often get wrong about wildfires

"...The 2020 wildfire season was the worst in California’s recorded history, with more than four million acres burned and almost 10,500 structures destroyed across the state..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about wildfire seasons relevant to the latest news.

Health impact analysis of PM2.5 from wildfire smoke in Canada (2013–2015, 2017–2018)

"...Smoke from wildfires contains many air pollutants of concern and epidemiological studies have identified associations between exposure to wildfire smoke PM2..."

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Evaluating landscape-scale wildfire exposure in northwestern Iran

"...For this purpose, we used the minimum travel time algorithm and simulated 60,000 wildfires under wildfire season most frequent weather scenarios..."

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The delayed effect of wildfire season particulate matter on subsequent influenza season in a mountain west region of the USA

"...5) during the wildfire season smoke exposure period on respiratory diseases, such as influenza, and their associated outbreaks months later..."

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Change in the fire season pattern from bimodal to unimodal under climate change: The case of Daxing'anling in Northeast Chin

"...The length of the wildfire season has become longer in many regions around the world under climate change..."

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Seasonality of biological and physical systems as indicators of climatic variation and change

"..., wildfire season timing and duration), seasonality in vegetated land surfaces (e..."

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Further Resources

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FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

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