Cruiser Bikes by Felt Bicycles Recalled due to Product Failure, Crash Hazard

Irvine, California


This recall involves beach cruiser style Felt Deep Six and El Guapo model bicycles with one speed and coaster brakes.  “Felt” and “Deep Six” or “El Guapo” are printed on the bicycle’s frame. The Deep Six was sold in black cherry with white sidewall tires and the El Guapo was sold in matte black with white tires. The Deep Six has a serial number between YI31106188 and YI31106287. The El Guapo has a serial number between YI31106288 and YI31106387. The serial number is printed on the bicycle’s bottom bracket.


About 200 bikes are involved in this recall.



Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bikes and contact your local Felt bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement of the rear hub cog/driver.


Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from June 2014 through March 2015 for between $600 and $750.


Felt Bicycles toll-free at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Notices” for more information.

2015 The NW Fire Blog


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7.9M #NepalQuake | The Worst Disaster in Nepalese History in 80 Years



On Saturday April 25th, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Lamjung District of Nepal, around 1211 NPT [Seattle is 12 hrs 45 mins behind].

21 aftershocks have also struck the region including a 5.2 in the mountains causing a landslide on Mt. Everest.

It was the biggest earthquake to strike the country in 80 years. The earthquake was felt across the region from India to China and left immense destruction, flattening sections of Kathmandu and triggering avalanches in mount Everest.

Mt. Everest Landslide.

17 people have been reportedly killed when the face of the mountain slide down on to Camps 1 and 2 below after a 5.2M earthquake [aftershock] triggered a landslide.

Sources:  Humanity, Wikipedia.



  • The country’s Police Department put the death toll at 1,382, with almost 4,482 injured.
  • Another 20 were killed in India, six in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border. Given the scale of the destruction, the death toll is almost certain to rise, said Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal.
  • Death Toll rises to 2500.;_ylt=AwrTHQ9TYT1VORUAMcxXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzMTM1OTQzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDU01FODM3XzEEc2VjA3Nj

Sources:  Nepal PD, AP News, CNN, Yahoo News.

Overwhelming visible crumbled buildings seen, emotional damaged people not so much. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

Overwhelming visible crumbled buildings seen, emotional damaged people not so much. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]


Initial government reports confirm that 30 out of 75 districts in the country have been affected in the Western and Central Regions, including Kathmandu Valley districts. This includes mountain and hilly areas, in areas where rural populations are dispersed, as well as some very densely populated districts and Nepal’s two largest cities – greater Kathmandu and Pokhara.  The worst affected districts include Sindulpalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha in the CR and Kaski, Gorkha, Lamjung in the western region.

Sources:  Humanity

Conditions survivors are living in. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

Conditions survivors are living in. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]


  • Medical/Emergency Supplies:  for hospitals and clinics.
  • Medical Teams: Supplies, tenting for hospitals, body bags.
  • Temporary morgues.
  • Search & Rescue Resources:  equipment and teams.
  • Heavy Equipment:  for rubble removal.
  • Air Support:  Helicopters for transport and access to blocked areas. 

Sources:  Humanity


  • Kathmandu (coordinates: 27.684744,85.285492) Ashram staff report that 100 children in need of water, food and shelter after severe damage to orphanage via email sent to Humanityroad requesting help.
  • Sankhu (coordinates: 27.513321,85.335869).  Main town of Pukhulachhi Village Development Committee (VDC) of Kathmandu District in the northwestern Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Unconfirmed reports that 90% of buildings have been destroyed, 400 people have died, there is no ambulance, and no rescue teams have arrived.
  • Gorkha (coordinates: 27.995649,84.628273). Western (Pashchimanchal) region, in zone Gandaki. Reports of 80% of parts of Gorkha destroyed and search & rescue and medical help urgently needed.  According to the Gorkha Police District Office, 94 died so far in Gorkha. Rescue is going on but more manpower is needed   
  • Thaiti, in Khatmandu.  Unconfirmed report that about 100 people need food.  Call 9818272055, 9841782909
  • Lalitpur (coordinates: 27.666300,85.309799). Region Central (Madhyamanchal), Zone Bagmati.  No power and no water supply.  
  • Pashupati Ghat – Radio reports Pashupati ghat is filled with bodies. They haven’t been able to cut wood to cremate bodies because of a lack of electricity. 
  • Langtang Village (coordinates: 28.266701,85.616699). Langtang is a region in Nepal to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet.  Avalanche overwhelms Langtang village, over 100 feared dead |
  • Sindhupalchowk (coordinates:27.951203,85.684578) Sindhupalchowk is a part of the Bagmati zone district north of Kathmandu. Impacts include collapsed buildings and walls especially historic buildings in centres, but less overall damage and collapse of buildings than expected. The majority of people remain outside houses for the second consecutive night. 
  • Kavre (coordinates:27.525942, 85.561210) District east of Kathmandu. Reported death toll at 60. Earthquake destroyed hospital, road building in Kavre district of Nepal. Dhulikhel hospital, Scheer memorial hospital in Banepa managing emergency situation. Threat of landslides. 
  • Nuwakot (coordinates: 28.137853, 83.872482) Bagmati zone district north of Kathmandu.State TV reports 126 deaths. Most houses destroyed, lack of tents or shelter as it continues to rain. 
  • Rasuwa (coordinates: 27.083333, 86.433333) Smallest district in the Bagmati zone, about 120km north of Kathmandu. Most buildings destroyed. Reported 17 army personnel and 60 people trapped under rubble in Trisuli hydropower tunnel, Rasuwa.
  • Dolakha (coordinates: 27.778429, 86.175176) Part of the Janakpur zone north of Katmandu. Many houses destroyed. Poor mostly affected. 
  • Lamjung (coordinates: 28.282869,84.440819) Village northwest of Kathmandu.Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalanchowk, lamjung and other need immediate rescue operations.Please Share.Entire Village has been damaged.These places has been affected very badly need immediate relief like food water and tent. 
  • Barpak (coordinates:28.210368,84.742003)  Barpak is a village situated in the northern part of the Gorkha district. It is located about 1900 m above sea level. Report of all but 4 of the 1200 houses destroyed. Village has been reached by helicopter and 120 wounded evacuated. 
  • Dhading (coordinates:27.441990,85.079597) Village in Narayani district. Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalanchowk, lamjung and other need immediate rescue operations.Please Share.Entire Village has been damaged.These places has been affected very badly need immediate relief like food water and tent.

Sources:  Humanity


  • Medical Staff:  Doctors and nurses are needed for a medical team headed to Gorkha.  They should contact @ajayuprety (9813550495) asap.
  • Blood donations:  shortage of certain blood types. Please call Dr. Manita at 98510-84500 at Nepal Red Cross Blood Bank. 
  • Call Out to All Doctors:  InCrisisRelief is recruiting doctors to go to Nepal.  They will arrange transport.  Contact @InCrisisRelief. 

Sources:  Humanity


Living conditions are very poor. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]

Living conditions are very poor. [Photo Credit: World Vision USA]



  • Kathmandu airport: Shut down on Saturday resulting in the cancellation of Indian flights bound for the capital city.  For the purpose of the public travel please check with your airline before travel.  

Sources:  Indian Times.


  • Nepal Red Cross:  Volunteers and staff of Nepal Red Cross Society are working on the ground assisting in search and rescue efforts and administering first aid to the injured. The Red Cross in Nepal has extensive experience in responding to natural disasters and plays a lead role in the government’s contingency plans for such disasters. The Red Cross blood bank in Kathmandu is also providing blood supplies to the main medical facilities in the capital.

Sources:  Nepal Red Cross.


Sources:  Google, Facebook.


Sources:  Web.


  • Capital: of Nepal and largest metro City in Country. 
  • Population:  3Million
  • Location:  Surrounded by four major mountains:  Shivapuri, Phulchowki, nagarjun and Chandragiri.
  • Geography: sits in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal.
  • Elevation:  stands at 1400m or 4600 ft.
  • Tourism: is the gateway to Tourism. Voted as Top #3 on TripAdvisor’s Top #10 Best Travel Destinations.

Sources:  Wikipedia, WikiTravel.


  • Population:  Almost 31million
  • Location:  Located in Southern Asia between China and India. 
  • Ethnicity/race: 125 caste/ethnic groups were reported in the 2011 national census
  • Capital:  Kathmandu [population 1.015million]
  • Peaks:  Contains 8 out of 10’s world’s highest peaks.
  • Languages:  123 languages reported as mother tongue in 2011 national census; many in government and business also speak English
  • Religion:  Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3.1%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%, unspecified 0.2% (2011)
  • Literacy rate: 57.4% (2011)
  • Telephones: main lines in use: 834,000 (2013); mobile cellular: 18.1382 million (2013).
  • Broadcast media: state operates 2 TV stations as well as national and regional radio stations; roughly 30 independent TV channels are registered with only about half in regular operation; nearly 400 FM radio stations are licensed with roughly 300 operational (2007).
  • Internet hosts: 41,256 (2012).
  • Internet users: 577,800 (2009).
  • Railways: total: 59 km (2008).
  • Roadways: total: 10,844 km; paved: 4,952 km; unpaved: 5,892 km (2010).
  • Airports: 47 (2013).

Sources:  Wikipedia, Fact Monster.

We will provide more photos, videos and updates as we receive them from our sources.

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Commercial Structure Fire | Bellevue Dealership Heavily Damaged

Bellevue, Washington


Firefighters were dispatched around 0250 on Saturday morning after multiple 9-11 callers reporting heavy flames from the commercial building.

First due fire crews arriving on scene reported a fully engulfed building prompting a higher level of response, additional fire apparatus and manpower elevating it to a 3-Alarm incident.  A thermal column could be seen by responding firefighters from all over the City and as far as away as Snohomish County, approximately 30 miles.

Due to the high flames and intensity of the fire load with heavy fuels inside, crews were forced to go defensive on the fire.

Fire Captain Chuck Heitz [MSO5] took the photo of the dealership fully engulfed in flames, described the eerie sound of malfunctioning honking horns from the vehicles inside the showroom.


The Prestige Ford dealership also known as the Auto Nation Ford dealership is located at NE 4/116 Ave NE is located on Bellevue’s “Auto Row”, quickly turned from an upscale looking building to a destroyed structure with parts of its infrastructure collapsed.  Brand new cars inside it’s showroom were completely destroyed.


  • Engine 1  [Downtown Bellevue]
  • Engine 2  [Eastgate/Bellevue]
  • Engine 4  [Factoria/Bellevue]
  • Engine 5  [NE24 St/Bellevue]
  • Engine 6  [Bridle Trails/Wilburton/Bellevue]
  • Engine 9  [Newcastle/Bellevue Fire]
  • Engine 12 [Redmond Fire]
  • Engine 22 [108 Ave NE/Kirkland Fire]
  • Engine 26 [Totem Lake/Kirkland]
  • Engine 91 [Mercer Island]
  • Light Force 3 [Bellevue Fire]
  • Light Force 7 [Bellevue Fire]
  • Ladder 16 [Redmond Fire]
  • Ladder 27 [Kirkland Fire]
  • Engine  72 [Eastside Fire and Rescue]
  • Medic 1
  • Medic 2
  • Aid 1  [Bellevue Fire]
  • Air Unit 1 [Bellevue Fire]
  • MSO 5  [Bellevue Fire]
  • Battalion 1 [Bellevue Fire]
  • Battalion 21 [Kirkland Fire]
  • Battalion 91 [Mercer Island]


None was reported.


Reports of dozens of cars along with the dealership’s showroom and building are a total loss.  No loss has been released as of yet.


As of  1100 hours today, the building was still smoldering and crews were still completing additional overhaul on the building.

There has been no determination made by the Fire Investigator but reports of the flames being seen in the north side of the roof have been reported by media sources.


Trending questions from the public ask now that there has been a fire, what happens to all the customer’s vehicles that were being serviced.  We have yet to find the answers but we will get back to you.

There are jokes making fun of cars with large discounts during a fire sale but the employees and management say this is no laughing matter. Comments made by some whom may work there are worried how they are going to feed and take care of their families in light of the fire.

We are thinking of the employees who have lost their jobs temporarily.  We are hoping the dealership will rebuild and bring back those jobs.


The dealership formerly known as Prestige Ford was purchased by Auto Nation Bellevue.  It currently owns the building it resides in but not the land which is owned by Dog Walk LLC.

Tax records reveal their property taxes are current and have remained the same since 2007, with no increases within that time period. The building was built in 1971, and its construction is made out of reinforced construction, says the Tax Assessor’s Office.  It’s quality states it is considered as low construction costs and workmanship, defined by the King County as having a “small simple design”.

To get the gist of the size of this event and the magnitude of the fire upon this building, it is listed as 31,375 square feet on a 192,386 square foot lot.

We were unable to find records stating if the building did or did not have fire sprinklers but in reviewing photos on their website, it appears they did not have – or not at least in the showroom photos.


Firefighters from various Eastside departments came together, working really hard to contain the fire from spreading any further or to nearby exposure buildings.  We want to say with much respect, great job!

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OIL FIRE | Ventura County CA | April 24, 2015 – Friday

Ventura County, CA | Incident #15-0027537 | 4/24/15 | 1707 Hours


Firefighters from Ventura County Fire Department and surrounding areas were dispatched to a possible oil fire in the Piru Community around 1707 hours this Friday evening.

Located 1 1/2 miles from the Hopper Mountain boundary.


Access to the oil field was being attempted at 1730 Hours PDT.  First arriving fire resources on scene at 1747 reported the oil equipment was on fire and some of the oil product had spilled into a drainage.  Fish and Game were requested to respond to the scene at 1747 Hours PDT.


Fire resources currently on scene are:

  • E81
  • HM6
  • B4
  • B5 [#HooperIC]
  • CRSo
  • E126 [Setting up LZ for Copter 6]
  • MES1
  • HM50
  • IV12
  • LA57
  • WT27
  • RE27
  • ME28
  • HM67
  • SQ50
  • CPT6
  • ME40
  • OESWT12
  • C12
  • ME91
  • DIV3

One of 3 tanks continued burning throughout the night.

No injuries were reported.


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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #9

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin+


CAL FIRE last update – 4/23/15 0730 PDT.

The fire is holding at 1049 acres and with a new containment status of 96%.  Cause was determined to be an unattended cooking fire.


Unified Command between CAL Fire and Riverside County Fire Department.


Due to the fire gaining an almost complete containment status at 96%, resources have been reduced to the following:

  • 85 personnel
  • 7 Engines
  • 4 Fire Crews

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • City of Corona Fire
  • American Red Cross
  • CAL FIRE/Riverside
  • CAL FIRE/San Bernardino
  • CAL FIRE/San Diego
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County Fire Department
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Office
  • CHP
  • Riverside Co. Animal Control


Fire and Police are asking to remember Equipment is still being used in the area and to yield to them on roadways.

All roads and highways are currently open.



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FIREFIGHTER JOBS | April 22, 2015, Wednesday


  • Lead Firefighter [BLS].  US Army/Army Training and Doctrine Command.  Fort Rucker.


  • Wildland Firefighter.  Rural/Metro.  Mesa.
  • Student Trainee. [Rangeland Fire]  Bureau of Land Managment.  Wickenburg.


  • Sleeper Program Firefighter. Dunnigan Fire Protection District. Dunnigan.
  • Firefighter.  Santa Cruz FD. Santa Cruz.
  • Fire Captains, Engineers, EMTs and Paramedics.  Mesa Grande Fire Department.  Santa Ysabel.
  • Reserve Firefighter. Willow Oak FD. Woodland, CA.
  • Recruitment Coordinator.  California Fire Fighter JAC. Sacramento, CA.
  • Fire Protection Inspector.  National Park Service.  Yosemite National Park.
  • Deputy Fire Marshal.  University of California.  Los Angeles.
  • SCIS Firefighter.  Securitas.  Palmdale.
  • Lead Forestry Tech [Fire].  US Forest Service. Yosemite National Park.
  • Fire Chief.  City of Palm Springs.
  • EMT/Paramedic/Firefighter.  City and County of San Francisco.
  • Fire Chief.  City of Redding.
  • Fire Investigator.  Rimkus Consulting Group Inc. Santa Ana.,in1,gw&from=indeed
  • Paramedic/Firefighter II.  CALFire.


  • Wildland Firefighter [Range/Forestry Aid/Technician].  National Park Service.  Mesa Verde.


  • Forest Ranger [Wildland Firefighter].  People First/State of Florida.
  • Firefighter/EMT I.  Boynton Beach Fire Rescue.  Boynton Beach.


  • Wildland Firefighter.  AAA Forestry.  Weiser.


  • Entry-Level Firefighter.  City of Urbana.


  • Firefighter/EMT.  City of Dodge City.


  • Firefighter [Hazmat Ops].  National Park Service.  Highlands.


  • Assistant Fire Chief.  Sutherlin FD.
  • Social Services Assistant.   US Forest Service.  Glide.


  • Firefighter.  Dept of Veteran’s Affairs.  Hot Springs.



  • Firefighter/EMT.  Texas Municipal League.  Odessa.
  • Fire Cadet.  City of Odessa.
  • Firefighter.  Texas Municipal League.  Luling.


  • Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/PM.  Park City Fire District.  Park City.


  • Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT.  City of Burlington.



  • Entry-Level Firefighter. Bellingham FD. Bellingham.
  • Installation Specialist [Firefighter].  Red Services. Bellevue.
  • Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic. Richland Fire and Emergency Services Department.  Richland.
  • Paramedic/Firefighter – Entry & Lateral.  North Mason Regional Fire Authority. Belfair.
  • Forestry Aid [Fire Dispatch].  USFS. East Wenatchee.
  • Fire Chief.  East Pierce Fire & Rescue. Bonney Lake.


  • Fire Truck Inspector.  American Test Center. Madison, WI.


Updated 4/22/15 1810 PDT

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ON THIS DAY | April 21 | The Day The World Changed Forever

We hoped you like our first post on April 20th. We’ve decided to continue with tradition in covering “What really happened” on each of these days in history and how our lives changed forever. We have gleaned information from the internet and may have missed a few along the way but you get the gist of what happened back in the olden days.

753 BC | Romulus and Remus found Rome.

1649  | Maryland Toleration Act is signed, allowing all Freedom of Worship.

1789 | John Adams, is sworn in as the 1st United States Vice-President.

1862  | US Mint in Denver, Colorado is established by Congress.

1878 | NY installs 1st firehouse pole.

1930 | Fire at Ohio State Penn kills 322.

1961 | USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m.

1976  | Swine-flu vaccine for non-epidemic enters testing.

1983 | 1 pound coin introduced in the UK.

1984  | The CDC says virus discovered in France causes AIDs.

Here’s just a few for today. Enjoy!


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CA WILDFIRE | Sixteen Fire | Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia National Forest, CA


A 75 x 150 ft fire along the ground beneath a 150 ft dead tree.  It is currently at 1/2 acre.


Storms passed over the area the evening before. It was reported on Monday, April 20, 2015, around 1800 hours.

Lightning struck a dead tree.


The terrain is very steep laced with heavy fuels impeding fire crews from accessing the fireground until Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


It is located 3 miles S of Johnsdale in the Western Divide in the Giant Sequoia National Monument of the Sequoia National Forest.

This is also in the same area where the McNally Fire burned in 2002.  It is host to snags and heavy dead and downed material and heavy brush.


Current resources being used are:

  • 65 Fire personnel
  • 2 (20)-person hand crews
  • 3 Engine crews
  • 1 Water tender


  • The 150 ft tree has been successfully treed
  • A hand-line constructed around the fire has been established


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ON THIS DAY | April 20 | The Day The World Changed Forever

We thought this would be a fun little every day post and way for us to learn something new.  Information has not been verified for each date but we feel credible enough to post it on our blog.  Sources are gleaned from all over the net.

295 | 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

1770 | Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales.

1777 | New York adopts new constitution as new independent state.

1836 | Territory of Wisconsin established.

1837 | Massachussetts creates a State Board of Education.

1872  | San Francisco Bar Association organized.

1888  | 246 reportedly killed by hail in Moradabad, India.

1906| San Francisco Earthquake [on 4/18] creating multiple fires taking Firefighters 2 days to bring the fire under control & stopped from spreading. 700 people died. 200,000 were homeless.

1914 | 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Colorado.

1920 | Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama and Mississippi.

1926 | First radio facsimilie transmission sent across the Atlantic.

1929 | World Tallest building, Bank of Manhattan is announced to be built in New York. 63 floors, to be exactly.

1940 | First electron microscope demonstrated [RCA] in Phily, PA.

1944 | The NFL legalizes coaching from the bench.

1946 | First baseball broadcast in Chicago. [Cards v Cubs]

1948 | NYC hikes subway fares from 5 cents to 10 cents.

1960 | Brasilia was inaugurated as Brazil’s newest Captital.

1961 | American Harold Graham makes first rocket belt fly.

1962 | NASA Civilian pilot, Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m.

1967 | A series of 52 tornadoes killed 58 people. The states hit included northern Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and lower Michigan. – US Surveyor 3 lands on moon.

1970 | In Manila, Philippines, a Philippine Air Lines crashed after an explosion in the rear lavatory caused the tail section to break off. All 36 people on board were killed.

1972 | Apollo 16 makes 5th manned landing on the moon.

1973 | In Patabangan, Philippines, 33 people died when a Philippine Air Lines crashed after a bomb exploded on board.

1995 | Timothy McVeight was arrested for the #OKCBombing.

1999 | Columbine High School Shooting. 13 killed. 24 wounded.  2 suspected committed suicide.

2003 | In Bangladesh, a river ferry sank during a tropical storm killing at least 48 people.

2005 | New bankruptcy law is signed by President George W Bush to make it harder for those to wipe clean their financial situations.

2008 | Benedict XVI visits Ground Zero greeting survivors, Police Officers, Firefighters and some relatives of the 2749 innocents who died there and praying with them.

2010 | The Deepwater Horizon, the semi-submersible offshore oil drilling rig explodes and the platform is engulfed by fire. It was located 40 miles SE of the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico.  11 workers killed. 17 others.  A gusher allowed 200 milion gallons of crude oil directly into the ocean.

2011 | Japan enforces legally penalty for those entering the 12-mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant. 30 families were inside the zone prior to the ban.

2012 | Mexico’s Popocatepi Volcano began errupting ash and spewing rocks.  It is known as the 2nd highest peak in the Country.  The National Disaster Prevention Center raised an alert around the volcano.  It last errupted in 2000.

2013  | IRAQ holds its 1st Election since the US Troops last left the country in 2011.

2014 | Iranian President calls for Women’s Rights and explains the importance of them.


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VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #8

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin


Update as of 2145 Hours PDT.

The fire is holding at 1020 acres and with a new containment status of 55%.  Cause was determined to an unattended cooking fire.


Heavy smoke will hang in the air for the next few days.  Those with allergies or sensitive to smoke should remain indoors.


The number of resources have changed since CALFIRE’s yesterday’s news release.  Here is a new count of resources on the fire ground.

  • 687 Firefighters
  • 43 Engine companies
  • 28 Overhead personnel
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 21 Fire crews
  • 2 Water tenders
  • 4 Bulldozers

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • OES
  • Red Cross
  • CALFIRE/Riverside
  • CALFIRE/San Diego
  • CALFIRE/San Bernardino
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County FD
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office


The Fire and Police Departments ask drivers to be aware of low-lying aircraft and heavy smoke in the area.  Please be alert and drive slowly due to fire equipment working.

All roads and highways are currently open.



Want to get live updates on this Californian fire?  You can follow us on Twitter @nwfireblog and our Facebook Page.

More updates to be posted throughout the day and evening.


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