High Drive Brush Fire – Spokane Washington #BreakingNews

Spokane, Washington State – At approximately 1629 hours this afternoon, a brush fire broke out from the result of a Single Family Residence [SFR] Fire in a heavily wooded area located South of Mansfield.

Five homes were threatened and evacuated.

Currently, the fire is estimated to be around five to nine acres knocked down from 700-1000 acres.  The brush fired dubbed “HighDriveFire” in the Hangman Hills area.

Around 1835 hours, Firefighters reported the fire is now contained at 60% and they are no longer needing additional fire resources.  They estimate the time to completely control the fire is four to six hours.

Due to the hot temps, Firefighters state the main concerns were heat exhaustion as it completely zaps them. They were also faced with having to hike up steep terrain to reach the fire.

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Yosemite National Park: El Portal Fire #BreakingNews

Yosemite National Park – Approximately 40 minutes ago, the Park posted a new fire breaking out on their Facebook Page.

The event dubbed the “El Portal Fire” is located in the area of the  Park’s Administrative site.

The fire has reached a level of 2100 acres burned so far.  It is currently threatening multiple structures with one already reported as being lost.

Cause and containment status is unknown at this time.

The Park evacuated the following areas:

  • Old El Portal, Foresta, The Crane Flat Campgrounds.
  • Big Oak Flat Road (Hwy. 120) closed from El Portal Rd. (Hwy. 140) Junction to Junction with Tioga Rd. at Crane Flat Bridaveil Creek Campground.

Photo Credit: Yosemite Village Facebook Page

Currently, open at the time of this blog post:

  • Tioga Rd. is only accessible from Hwy. 120 in Groveland and Lee Vining.
  • Yosemite Valley accessible from Hwy. 140 (Mariposa) and Hwy. 41 (Oakhurst).

Type IMT 1 will arrive inside the park at 1300 hours and take over operations at 1600.

There are many Firefighters on the ground fighting the fire. We have asked the number and are awaiting the figure.  Additional Firefighters have been requested and more are en route to the fire.

Current resources on this incident are a DC10, 8 tankers and 6 helos.  We would guess more will be requested after the Fire Management Team is in place, but we imagine they will need to assess the situation prior to a new request is implemented.

–> Please keep the Firefighters, staff, travelers, campers and all inside the Park in your thoughts and prayers.  This is a very dangerous situation for all involved. -Thanks, Editor <–

Published 7/27/14 1300 PDT

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BINGHAM COMPLEX – July 21, 2014



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Location:  Bingham & Lizard Ridges of Mt. Jefferson, 150 acres outside of Wilderness.  Detroit, OR.

Start Date:  July 13, 2014 @ 1800 Hours.

Cause:  Lightning.

Personnel:  411.

Resources:  (8) 20-person crews, (1) 10-person Fire Module and (6) Helos (Type 1 Helo (2), Type 2 (2) and Type 3 (2).  (1) Water Tender and (1) Dozer.

Managed by:  Willamette NF out of Springfield, OR.  Fire PIO:  503-854-4210.

Containment Status:  30%.


[Photo Credit: D. Warner via Inciweb.gov]

Acres Burned:  452 Total.  Fire is made up of (4) separate fires Bingham Ridge (275 acres), Lizard Fire (175 acres), Incident #152 (2 acres) and Incident #162 (0.1 acres).

Closures:  Willamette NF has closures to the general public. Only NF employees, Agency Personnel, Law Enforcement and Firefighters will be allowed to access these areas.  Please note: These are currently closed to the Public.

Road[s]:  Forest Road 2253 (Minto Rd.).

Trails:  Pamelia (3439), Hunts Creek (3451), Hunts Cove (3430), Grizzly Peak (3428), Bingham (3421), portions of Lake of the Woods (3493), Mountain (3448), portions of the Swallow Lake Trail (3488), and Newport Drive (3438).  The Pacific Crest Trail (2000) between Swallow Trail (3493) and junction and Milk Creek (mile 2035.3). 

Comments:  Aviation assets are also providing Air Support to nearby fires [Bridge99 and Logging Units Fires].

Last Updated:  July 21, 2014 0900, Monday.

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Mill Puppies Arrive At Long Island Shelter To Be Prepped For Adoption

Originally posted on CBS New York:

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of puppies rescued from mills arrived on Long Island on Friday night and will soon be available for adoption.

As TV 10/55 Long Island Bureau Chief Richard Rose reported, after a six-day journey through the Midwest, a North Shore Animal League America van backed up to the Port Washington shelter, where volunteers and staff eagerly awaited the dogs’ arrival.

Inside the van, 80 small-breed puppies were just as eager to get out of their cages after their long trip, which volunteers tried to make as comfortable as possible.

“They got two meals a day, a lot of love,” van driver Ted Moriates said. “They enjoyed the air condition … and they got cookies, too.”

Affection and attention is what the puppies need most. Some shivered or backed into their cages at the shelter after being bred in mill-like conditions.

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Suspect In Seattle Double Murder Arrested In West Orange, N.J.

Originally posted on CBS New York:

WEST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A suspect in a double homicide in Seattle was behind bars in New Jersey Saturday morning.

Ali Mohammad Brown, 29, was arrested Friday in West Orange, New Jersey, in the 200 block of Mount Pleasant Avenue in West Orange, police said.

Brown is originally from East Orange.

He was booked by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force in connection with two open murder warrants dating from June 1 in Seattle, and a warrant in a carjacking in Point Pleasant on June 29.

In Seattle, Brown accused of murdering two men – Ahmed Said, 28, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23 – whom authorities believe Brown found on a personal mobile app.

CBS affiliate KIRO-TV, Seattle, reported that the victims were both gay, and the case was being investigated as a possible hate crime.

The victims had been with friends at a Seattle gay nightclub, when…

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Police: N.J. Shooting Suspect Caught In Routine Traffic Stop In Orange County

Originally posted on CBS New York:

TUXEDO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A seemingly routine traffic stop in Orange County resulted in the arrest of a Paterson, New Jersey man wanted for attempted murder, New York State Police said.

Eli Hynes, 26, of Paterson, was pulled over for allegedly speeding on the New York State Thruway in Tuxedo on Friday, police said.

Hynes was wanted in Passaic County on attempted murder charges stemming from an April 1 shooting in Paterson, police said.

A trooper who stopped Hynes ran his identification through the National Crime Information Center and learned he was a fugitive.

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55 World War II Veterans Take Honor Flight From L.I. To Memorial In Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on CBS New York:

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Fifty-five World War II veterans were honored Saturday, after taking the Honor Flight from Long Island to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, World War II veteran Edward Grant, 90, said the honor flight brought back a lot of memories.

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“Very emotional — I had trouble keeping tears from my eyes,” Grant said.

When asked why it was so emotional, Grant said, “I don’t know – just a feeling, just a feeling.”

Grant said he thought about those who never made it back.

“Although I’d never saw combat, I was lucky,” Grant said. “Four times, I was supposed to go into combat and four times they pulled me out at the last minute…

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Experts: Case Of Accused Child Killer Lacey Spears May Shed Light On Munchausen By Proxy

Originally posted on CBS New York:

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Experts said the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

Lacey Spears, 26, of Scottsville, Kentucky, pleaded not guilty last month to charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in Westchester County in the January death of her son, Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to an extremely dangerous level with no medical explanation.

As Spears moved around the country — Alabama, Florida and eventually New York State — she kept friends updated on her son’s frequent hospitalizations with photos and musings on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and a blog.

“My sweet angel is in the hospital for the 23rd time,” she tweeted in 2009. A series of reports on the…

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Two Men Help Rescue Woman From Hudson River In Hoboken

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two men are being credited with rescuing a woman from the Hudson River in Hoboken.

The Good Samaritans can been seen on cell phone video jumping into the Hudson to help a woman who had apparently jumped into the water, CBS 2 reported.

Two men rescue woman from Hudson River in Hoboken on July 19, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Two men rescue woman from Hudson River in Hoboken on July 19, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

One of the men who jumped in to help is a broker on Wall Street, and said it appeared the woman couldn’t swim very well, and that’s when they realized they had to act fast.

“I saw a crowd starting and we didn’t know what to do,” the man said. “I said ‘you’re going with me right?’ He said ‘yea.’ So I said ‘Alright let’s go, let’s do it because I can’t do it alone.’ We got over to the wall and help came.”

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Cops Hunting For Man Who Roughed Up Female Officer In East Harlem

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a man who punched a female cop early Sunday morning, breaking some of her teeth and cutting her lip.

A police spokesman told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller the officer was attacked around 1:30 a.m. while confronting a group of people at the Clinton Houses at Park Avenue and East 104th Street.

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Cops are now searching for a man about 6 feet, 5 inches tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with red writing on it.

The officer was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment and was in stable condition.

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