Wildfire news, March 19, 2009

Publications available from MTDC

The Missoula Technology Development Center has some good products available for the fire world:

1. A new Tech Tip by Tony Petrilli on “”Tests for Undergarments Exposed to Fir” , a valuable bit on info on preventing burn injuries in today’s “UnderArmor” world; available on-line only at this time.

2. A brochure and a CD on “Eating for Health and Performance: the Wildland Firefighter”.

These are are available FREE from MTDC: call 406-329-3978 or email:  wo_mtdc_pubs@fs.fed.us

From Dick Mangan–Thanks Dick


80 yaks killed in Nepal wildfire

From Kantipur.com

SANKHUWASABHA, March 19 – More than 80 yaks were killed in a wildfire at Pawakhola VDC-7, Sankhuwasabha district on Thursday. An unidentified cattle herder also went missing in the wildfire that started from Jumlingkharka area. A team of police from nearby Num VDC was deployed to control the fire from spreading further. Meanwhile, wildfire that started at Makalu VDC 13 days ago has still not come under control. The fire has already destroyed over 1000 hectares of forestland, including the parts of Makalu Barun National Park. Fire that broke out at Tinjure, Milkey and Jaljale region three days ago has also not been contained. Seven persons sustained burn injuries while trying to douse the wildfire at Pakani forest of Goganey VDC-9. The wildfire has destroyed a five kilometer long water pipeline rendering hundreds of villagers thirsty.

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