Western Fire Chiefs Association: The Western Fire Chiefs Association Introduces Its Wildland Fire Map to Communities and News Sources, Protecting Lives and Land

Western Fire Chiefs Association: The Western Fire Chiefs Association Introduces Its Wildland Fire Map to Communities and News Sources, Protecting Lives and Land. “The WFCA Fire Map pulls data from the US Forest Service via National Interagency Fire Center IRWIN feed, and 911 Dispatch data via PulsePoint to track the location of the wildfire as they start and while they’re burning. The WFCA Fire Map is the first map of its kind to pull such data from 911 Dispatch in relevant areas.” The map seems to cover a lot of western America – I saw fires denoted in several states including Wyoming, New Mexico, and California.

Irish Times: Documents saved from 1922 public record office fire to be conserved

Irish Times: Documents saved from 1922 public record office fire to be conserved. “Precious documents relating to Dublin port, which were saved from the Public Record Office fire in the city’s Four Courts in the opening engagement of the Civil War, are set to be restored. In the aftermath of the fire on June 30th, 1922, more than 25,000 sheets of paper and parchment were retrieved from the rubble. These records, which date from the 14th to the 19th centuries and are known as the ‘1922 salved records’, are now held at the National Archives.”

Fox 17: New Mexico to house federal database on wildfire research and information

Fox 17: New Mexico to house federal database on wildfire research and information. “Throughout the last few years, we’ve witnessed firsthand the devastation that wildfires can do in this country. However, when the fires aren’t active, there are people on the ground researching and studying ways to restore our forests, but also prevent devastation. Now, that information will be shared through a federal database based in New Mexico.”

Washington Post: A couple recovering from covid couldn’t smell the smoke when their house caught fire. Their toddler saved the family.

Washington Post: A couple recovering from covid couldn’t smell the smoke when their house caught fire. Their toddler saved the family.. “Kayla and Nathan Dahl were fast asleep when their toddler approached their bed one recent morning to utter two of the few words he knows so far — words that would save his family from danger. ‘Mama, hot,’ Brandon, who turns 2 on Sunday, said while tugging his mother’s foot. Initially, Kayla, 28, said she thought her son just wanted his pajamas removed. But seconds later, she realized what her youngest child was trying to tell her: The family’s one-story colonial house in Alvord, Tex., was engulfed in flames.”

DR Congo’s Gungu museum: Thousands of artefacts destroyed in fire (BBC)

BBC: DR Congo’s Gungu museum: Thousands of artefacts destroyed in fire. “Thousands of historic artefacts have been destroyed in the Congolese town of Gungu after a private museum burnt to ashes. The objects at the National Museum of Gungu represent one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most important collections, says the BBC’s Emery Makumeno in the capital, Kinshasa. At least 8,000 or 9,000 items dating back to the end of the 18th Century were ruined.”

PCMag Australia: Google Maps Rolls Out Wildfire Tracking Globally

PCMag Australia: Google Maps Rolls Out Wildfire Tracking Globally. “Building on the firm’s wildlife boundary map, launched last year to provide satellite data about California’s infernos, the new wildfire layer is now available globally. Tap on a virtual fire—indicated by a red-and-white flame icon—to see links to resources from local governments (think emergency websites, phone numbers, evacuation details). And when available, Maps will provide details about the fire, such as its containment status and how many acres have burned.”

Daily Beast: Fire Rips Through Mysterious Google Mansion

Daily Beast: Fire Rips Through Mysterious Google Mansion. “A three-alarm fire at a Palo Alto home owned by billionaire Google co-founder Larry Page has neighbors demanding answers on whether the California mansion was being used unlawfully as an office for tech workers. On Tuesday night, firefighters responded to a blaze at the 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath home, which per county records has an assessed value of more than $10 million. Fire officials say crews were dispatched to the Bryant Street property at 8:10 p.m., after a neighbor who was away at the time spotted trouble on a security camera.”

Folha de São Paulo (Headline Translated): Fire hits Cinemateca Brasileira warehouse in western São Paulo

From Folha de São Paulo and translated from Portuguese: Fire hits Cinemateca Brasileira warehouse in western São Paulo. “A fire hits a warehouse at the Cinemateca Brasileira, in the west side of São Paulo, this Thursday night (29). According to the Bombeor Corps, six vehicles were sent to Rua Othão, 290, in Vila Leopoldina. There is no victim information.” Cinemateca Brasileira is an institution tasked with preserving Brazil’s audiovisual archives. It’s another devastating blow to Brazil’s cultural heritage collections after 2018’s fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.

La Prensa Latina: Sao Paulo’s Portuguese language museum returns 6 years after devastating fire

La Prensa Latina: Sao Paulo’s Portuguese language museum returns 6 years after devastating fire. “The Museum of the Portuguese Language, an institution housed in this Brazilian metropolis’ Estacao da Luz station, went up in flames in late 2015. It is now opening its doors to the public once again six years later in the heart of Sao Paulo, offering a historically rich and socially inclusive tour of the world’s fifth-most widely spoken language.”