GRAHAM | Firefighters Respond to Deadly House Fire

GRAHAM, Wa. | Firefighters were dispatched at 1015 hours to a house fire on Sunday, March 24, 2019,  located in the 22500 block of 90th avenue East.  Neighbors were the reporting party of the house on fire.

After Firefighters gained access to the interior of the home, they found one person and ruled this as a fatal fire.

Credit | Graham Fire & Rescue

The cause of the fire or the person’s death is currently unknown but under investigation.

No firefighters or other residents were injured during this incident.

#GrahamFire #Graham #PierceCoFirefighters

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

BELLEVUE | Firefighters Respond to Early Morning Fire

BELLEVUE, Wa. | Firefighters were dispatched to a working fire in a multi-family apartment building in the 14300 block of NE 7th Place on Sunday, March 23, 2019 around 0250 hours PDT.  First arriving units reported fire on the south side.

Less than 10 minutes later, firefighters would get a good knockdown from the exterior enabling crews to access the interior of the building.  It was determined that the fire only impacted the original unit and none to the other nearby units.

Ladder 103 aerial as Roof Operations, checks for extension to the attic. | Credit: Bellevue FD.

Crews checked for extension and found no exposures to the attic space.  Primary and secondary searches proved to find nothing.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

There were no reports of injuries or fatalities to residents or to firefighters.

(c) NW Fire Blog

NORWAY | Cruise Ship Limps Into Port | Update 2

MOLDE,  Norway | On March 23, 2019, around 1400 hours (Norwegian time), the VIKING SKY, a cruiser liner owned by Norwegian parent company VIKING Ocean Cruises sent  out a Mayday due to loss of their power engine.  The engine was unable to be restarted but has since the cruise ship lost complete power and was assisted by several tug boats back to the nearest port.

Credit | Rade Kors (Norwegian Red Cross)

The ship was seen on video from passengers and media news outlets of a large cruise liner listing from side-to-ship as it was being battled by heavy winds.  Video of the interior also showed ceiling tiles falling on passengers and furniture swaying from side of the boat to the other.

The Norwegian Coast Guard and mutual aid worked throughout the afternoon and into the evening with the assistance of five helicopters, began the painstaking and the very dangerous rescue mission of plucking one passenger at a time.

At the time the Mayday went out by the ship, there were over 1300 passengers and crew on board.

Red Cross members gather | Credit: Norges Rode Kors

CURRENT STATUS

Around 0100 hours (West Coast time) on March 24, 2019, passengers from the VIKING Star were received at the Hustadvika evacuation center. They received dry clothes, blankets and first aid.  The Norwegian Red Cross aka Norges Rode Kors said they were seeing bruises, broken bones and cuts. Many of the passengers were in need of emotional and mental health support from a hand to hold, a shoulder to lean on or someone to talk to.

SOCIAL MEDIA EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Note:  All hours listed are West Coast time due to the time difference. These are the times listed on Social Media.

1300 hours, March 24, 2019 | The VIKING Sky can be seen sitting in port via the ** Live ** Webcam in Molde here.

0603 hours, March 24, 2019 | The VIKING Sky is safe.  It is near the port of Molde.

Credit | Internet

0015 hours, March 24, 2019 | The tugs are attached and we are about to turn towards the nearest port.

2158 hours, March 23, 2019 |  Current position of the VIKING Sky via an AIS radio transponder showed three rescue vessels VIVAX, OCEAN RESPONSE, NORMAND RANGER on a marine traffic map along with two additional SAR vessels heading towards the listing cruise liner.

2144 hours, March 23, 2019 | Volunteers from the Auxilliary corps are in place at the Evakuertcenter at Brynshallen in Hustadvika order and ready to take care of evacuees from the VIKING Sky.

2127 hours, March 23, 2019 | 297 passengers has been evacuated by helicopter rescue. (0450 hours March 24, 2019, Norway time)

1706 hours, March 23, 2019 | On board the (Ship), the crew is doing an amazing job on tending to our needs. The galley has been damaged with broken glass, wine bottles, dishes, etc. The (crew) yet has managed to make us sandwiches, bring water and keep us calm.

1448 hours, March 23, 2019 | The aftermath of a door being blown open after a massive wave that hit the ship is an eye-opener as seen in this video.  Credit | Ryan Flynn (@RyanDFlynn11).

HOW TO REACH LOVED ONES

The VIKING Ocean Cruises have a hotline that family members of passengers can call to find out about more details.  The US/AU booked guests line is 1-888-889-8837 or for UK booked guests, you can call 07585 779 853 or 0208 780 7900.

Thank you for following this post.  We are sending out thoughts and prayers to all who have been impacted by this Cruise Ship Disaster from being impacted by the rescues to being welcomed in to the Evacuation Center. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

 

NORWAY | Two Vessels Adrift in Rough Seas

NEAR HUSTADVIKG, Norway | On March 23, 2019, around 1400 hours (Norwegian time), the VIKING SKY, a cruiser liner owned by Norwegian parent company VIKING Ocean Cruises sent  out a Mayday due to loss of their power engine.  The engine was unable to be restarted.

The ship can easily be seen from the rocky Coast of Norway, as it is listing from side-to-side in the reportedly 40 miles-per-hour winds that is battling the powerless vessel.  Some eyewitness accounts from those aboard the ship are showing video of passengers with life jackets on waiting to be rescued.  Others are seen on one of the decks with the ship listing from side-to-side and furniture going from one side to the other.  Debris from the ceiling is seen falling on to passengers below.

Another vessel, a cargo ship has also lost power in the high seas and the Captain has refused to abandon his boat along with nine crew members.  It is adrift as well in the high waters floating wayward near the embattled Norwegian cruise liner.

ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR CRUISER

The Viking Sky is one of six boats in the fleet. This ship’s speed can reach approximately 20 knots which is a great speed for this 745-foot cruise ship that also has a beam span of 94.5 feet.  It is considered in the small class of cruise ships.

Other ships in this fleet are:

  • Viking Sea. 2015.
  • Viking Sea. 2016.
  • Viking Sky. 2017.
  • Viking Sun. 2017.
  • Viking Orion. 2018.
  • Viking Jupiter. 2019.

The luxurious cruise is host to a spa, fitness center, salon, shop, bar, living rooms, private dining rooms, the Chef’s Table, Kitchen Table and Italian restaurant all on a single deck.  The ship has nine decks with a Medical Center and lifts on Deck  A.

Stateroom features include a wide variety of staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities.  The ship calls out to those who love to travel in luxury and in comfort with gorgeous views of the ocean and beckoning beautiful destinations that embarks upon.

The Viking Ocean Cruises have racked up many awards since 2016 from Travel + Leisure, Cruise Critic (Cruisers and Editors’ picks), TIME and many other well-renown publications.

CURRENT STATUS

The Norwegian Coast Guard and mutual aid, including very large tug boats are assisting with the evacuation of over 1300 passengers and crew members.  There have been said to be at least five helicopters assisting evacuations by plucking one passenger at a time from the rocking boat.  Due to the high winds, it is dangerous both for the rescuers and the passengers.

The Scandaviathe Kiel Canal next sailing that was scheduled for March 27th have been cancelled, according the cruiser liner’s statement.

SOCIAL MEDIA EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Social Media has been bringing a lot of attention to those in Norway locally and around the Globe.  Here are some of the eyewitness accounts that are trending on Social Media.

News Media | Terrifying passenger video from the stricken Viking Sky cruise ship reveals heaving waves tossing the liner from side to side.

Marine Rescue resource | Cruise Ship Viking Sky off Norway evacuating by helicopter,  lost power in 11 metre seas close to shore.

News Media | A passenger who was winched off the Viking Sky cruise ship by helicopter as a massive storm hit western Norway says the rescue was terrifying.

News Media | Captain on cargo ship in distress assisting decided not to abandon ship with crew of 9 yet.

We are using the following hashtags for this post:  #VikingSky #VikingSkyRescue

HOW TO REACH LOVED ONES

The VIKING Ocean Cruises have a hotline that family members of passengers can call to find out about more details.  The US/AU booked guests line is 1-888-889-8837 or for UK booked guests, you can call 07585 779 853 or 0208 780 7900.

Thank you for following this post.  We are sending out prayers to those that have endured trauma from the rescue, still remain on the ship and to 1st Responders who are risking their lives to save stranded passengers and crew members. – Ed.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

 

Los Angeles County, California | Gorman Incident

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Ca. | A twenty-five to thirty vehicle pileup occurred on Saturday, March 23, 2019, around three in the afternoon  on the I-5 Freeway in the southbound lanes about two miles south of Gorman Road.  Another nearby crash reported another large amount of vehicles involved.

Credit | CAL Trans District 7

RESOURCES

Resources from all outlying areas would be dispatched together forming a Unified Command including the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, Kern County Fire Department, CHP and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office.

At 1551 hours, Battalion 6 from the LA County Fire Department assumed as the Incident Commander (IC) of the incident.

Fire resources included:  KCFD E56, Copters 15, 17, 18 and LA County FD’s Copter 423. Engines 93, 103, USAR 103 and HAZMAT 105.  More unknown resources were on-scene assisting with putting out a car fire and assessing multiple casualties.

CAUSE

There is an unknown cause at this time but it has been reported that temps in the area were around 46*F but felt like 38*F with fog and poor visibility.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Social Media was energized by those who were reporting on the major mass casualty incident or also known as a MCI.  Significant events that occurred at this incident included the following:

  • 25-30 vehicles total in the Gorman area
  • Poor visibility caused challenges to those in the air and on the ground
  • 1 critical patient with 22 refusing treatment or medical transport
  • All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shutdown
  • 20-30 vehicles being towed
  • 100 stranded cars between two separate multiple traffic collisions
  • 1 Injured horse
  • 1 car fire
  • 3 Copters, 1 Air Attack

Credit | Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office

For those following this post, there is something that miraculously occurred today in all of this mayhem and that this could have been so much far off worse than it was.  It was all due in part because those who were on-scene jumped into action and first responders had quick response times which saved a lot of lives.  Command by all those involved from the various Fire and Law Enforcement agencies worked in unison with one another.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Here are some of the eyewitness accounts that broke out on Social Media:

LA County Fire Air Ops | “MCI” responding two Paramedic helicopters to assist with a multiple vehicle pile up on Interstate 5 near Gorman, CA”

Eyewitness Account (Twitter) | “At least two separate, severe pile ups on the southbound 5, North of Exit 202. Thick fog.”

This area has also seen its additional bad wrecks as well.  Here is a recent listing of those that have occurred in the several months:

3/20/2019 | A crash is blocking the two left lanes. in on I-5 NB at Gorman School Rd. (Media)

3/17/2019 | TRAFFIC COLLISION | FS77 | 46001 N Orwin Way | COPT17 transporting 2 patients to an area trauma center. (Media)

3/15/2019 | NB I-5 from SR-138 (Lancaster Rd) to Rd- right lane CLOSED until 1pm to recover big rig on embankment. (CAL Trans District 7)

2/2/2019 | TRAFFIC COLLISION MAJOR | FS77 | NB 5 South of Smokey Bear Rd | Multiple vehicles involved with 7-10 patients. 1 DOA, 1 critical. This is the “Highland Incident” (Media)

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #GormanIC  #GormanMCI

Thank you for following us.  You can also find us on @nwfireblog on Twitter for more live coverage and other fire-related news.  We also be found on Instagram. We’d love for you to join us here on our official blog and on our Social Media channels.

Be safe friends….

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

 

Washington State | Fire Season 2019 Has Ignited Early

WASHINGTON STATE

Since the beginning of this week on March 18th when higher temps in the 60-80’s broke some major weather records, it did not come without some additional concern conditions such as low relative humidity and wind.  With the dead and dormant grasses and shrubs, it made it for some all too ripe conditions for the perfect firestorm.

Here are some of the wildfires that have occurred this week alone:

BLACK CREEK FIRE | 3/202/2019 | Lewis County | Dispatched @ 1507 hours. 1 acre. Turned over to landowner. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

BODINE FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | Bodine Road.  Dispatched @ 1943 hours.  0.5 acres.  IC Blodgett.  In Patrol Status.  Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

BURROWS ROAD FIRE | 3/20/2019 | 21 Hogan Road in Hoquiam. Dispatched @ 1354 hours.  Contained @ 1500 hours. Controlled @ 1700 hours.  0.2 acres of slash.  IC Kinkade @ 1500 hours.  In Patrol Status. Olympic Region Dispatch.

Burn Bans | Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties in Effect.

CAT SCRATCH FIRE  | 3/19/2019 |  Bond Road. 0.25 acres of brush, slash and logs. Dispatched @ 1951 hours. IC Mohler. Contained @ 2125  hours. Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

CATTLE FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Lewis County | Dispatched @ 1303 hours. 6.5 acres of grass, brush, slash, duff and litter. IC E463   @ 1036 hours on 3/20/2019. Patrol status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

CEDAR PONDS FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Snohomish County | Off Cedar Ponds Road, SE of Monroe.  Dispatched 1402 hours. 0.1 acres. Stump, logging and slash as fire fuels.  IC Zavala @ 1650 hours. E466 tied to incident. Northwest Region DNR Dispatch Center.

CHEHALIS FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Grays Harbor County | 209 Mox Chehalis Road in Malone. Dispatched @ 1408 hours.  12 acres of grass, brush and timber. IC Bradshaw. Resources on-scene. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

CHEHALIS RIVER FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Porter (Grays Harbor) | Dispatched @ 1900 hours. 0.5 acres of grass and light brush. IC Noonan. Contained/controlled @ 0927 hours. Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

COAL CREEK FIRE  | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | Carlon Loop. Dispatched @ 1419 hours. IC @ 1742 hours. In Patrol Status. Resources:  WA DNR dispatched 5 engines along with Fire District mutual aid units. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

COLUMBIA FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Dispatched @ 1743 hours. 0.3 acres. IC Bortner @ 0658 on 3/19/2019. Patrol status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

CONDIT FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Klickitat County | Hwy 141, mile post 5.  Dispatched 1332 hours. Contained/controlled @ 1400 hours. Out @ 1420 hours. 0.1 acres. Grass, brush and duff fire fuels. IC Dobson. Central WA Interagency Communications Center.

DAY ROAD FIRE |  3/21/2019 | Lewis County | Dispatched @ 1115 hours.  Fire reportedly as out. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

DEVONSHIRE FIRE | 3/20/2019 | 74 Devonshire Road.  Dispatched @ 1414 hours. Controlled @ 1713 hours.  Contained @ 1954 hours.  4 acres of brush.  IC Johnson @1417 hours. In Patrol Status. Olympic Region Dispatch.

Fire Fact  | As of March 18, 2019, there have been 49 wildfires of 50 in Western Washington in this week alone. – WA DNR

EAST DEEP RIVER FIRE | 3/20/2019 | East Deep River in Wahkiakum County. | Dispatched @ 1649 hours. 3 acres. IC Hynning. Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

ELOCHOMAN DIVIDE FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Wahkiakum County |  Dispatched @ 1952 hours. 1.5 acres of grass, brush and timber. IC Servenka on 3/20/2019. DNR tied to incident.

FARGER VIEW FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Clark County | Dispatched @ 0109 hours. 1.5 acres of grass and brush. IC Estes. Patrol status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

FERN HILL FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Pacific County | South Fork Road. Dispatched @ 1254 hours. 0.2 acres of grass and brush. IC Stigall. Turned over to landowner. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

GABLE 3 FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Clark County |  Dispatched @ 1550 hours. 0.1 acre of slash pile. IC Hubbard. Patrol status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

GRANDVIEW FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Grandview.  Dispatched @ 1154 hours. 6.48 acres of grass, brush and timber. IC Wesemann @ 1015 hours. Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

GRIP ROAD FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Skagit County | Union Square Road in Sedro Woolley. Dispatched 1302 hours.  Legal rule burn, no escape. False alarm. IC McMillen, GL 41 @ 1331 hours. Northwest Region DNR Dispatch Center.

HARVEST MOON FIRE | 3/21/2019 | Lewis County | Onalaska.  Dispatched  @ 1655 hours. False Alarm. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

HICKORY FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Thurston County in  Yelm. Dispatched @ 1735 hours.  0.25 acres of Grass and brush. Contained & controlled @ 1900 hours. Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

HORNE FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | Dispatched @ 1425 hours.  2 acres. In patrol status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

HORSLEY ROAD FIRE | 3/18/2019 |  Horsley Place. 23 acres of grass. IC Hynning @ 0710 on 3/19/2019. WA DNR on-scene. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

JACKSON ROAD FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Pierce County |  Mckenna. Dispatched @ 1323 hours. 45 acres of timber, reproduction slash. IC Burns. Resources on-scene. Puget Sound South Dispatch.

MYSTIC FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | Mystic Road. Dispatched @ 1226 hours.  0.25 acres of grass, slash and timber light. IC Mattilla. Turned over to landowner. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

NELSON FIRE | 3/21/2019 | Rochester in Lewis County |   1.5 acres of grass and brush. Dispatched @ 1509 hours.  IC Werner @ 1800 hours.  In Patrol Status.  Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

NORTH MAPLE FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | SE of Kelso in RoseValley.  Dispatched @ 1700 hours.  40 acres. IC Hynning. Approximately 90 homes threatened. State Mobilization authorized. Puget Sound Task Force assigned to incident. Evacuations in effect for those off of Walker Road. 35% contained. Resources:  SE WA Type 3 IMT. Fall City Brush 166, Cowlitz Fire & Rescue, Larch Mountain inmate crew. Over 50 firefighters are working on this wildfire. No homes have been lost.  Evacuation orders have been reduced from a Level 3. Significant Events:  N Maple Hill Road served its purpose well in acting as the perfect fire breaker. County Commissioners have declared an emergency. Cause:  Escaped burn pile.

OLD BARN ROAD FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Lewis County on Old Barn Road | Dispatched @ 1620 hours .  18 acres. IC Warthen @ 1822 hours. DNR on-scene. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

Pierce County firefighters responded to a 15-acre wildfire in Eatonville on March 20, 2019. | Credit: PCFFs

OXBOW ROAD FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Pacific County | Oxbow Road. Dispatched @ 1454 hours. 10 acres. IC Shweso @ 1530 hours. Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

PICKERING ROAD FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Mason County | Shelton. Dispatched @ 1616 hours. 0.25 acres of light slash and brush. IC Sullivan. Contained & controlled @ 1830 hours. Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

PRIEST ROAD FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Lewis County | Dispatched @ 1916 hours.  0.1 acre of grass, brush and logs. Turned over to landowner. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

RAGLAND ROAD FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | Ragland Road.  Dispatched @ 1503 hours. 3 acres of grass and brush.  IC Adam. Contained and controlled @ 2139 hours.  Turned over to landowner. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

RANDLE BRIDGE | 3/21/2019 | Lewis County | Dispatched @ 0909 hours.  Contained/controlled @ 1200 hours.  1 acre of grass, brush and hardwood. IC Latham. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

SCHOOL HOUSE FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Dispatched @ 1355 hours. 0.1 acre. IC Hynning. Turned over to landowner. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

SOMERS ROAD FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Shelton. Dispatched @ 1638 hours. 0.4 acres of grass and brush. IC Bradshaw. Contained @ 1930 hours. Controlled @ 1200 hours. Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

Pierce County Firefighters responded to a fire off of SR 702 and Jackson Road in Eatonville on March 20, 2019. | Credit: PCFFs

SOUTH BANK FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Grays Harbor County | Oakville. Dispatched @ 1450 hours. 0.5 acres of grass and brush. IC Noonan. Contained & controlled @ 1615 hours.  Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

SOUTH PRAIRIE ROAD FIRE | 3/20/20109 | 25100 block of South Prairie Road in Pierce County |   Dispatched @ 1244 hours. 1.5 acres of brush and grass. (200×200 brush fire) | IC Traweek. Contained @ 1500 hours. Controlled @ 1615 hours. Patrol Status. Resources included:  3 brush engines and 4 engines from East Pierce Fire.  Puget Sound Dispatch.

STANDARD ROAD FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Whatcom County | Standard Road in Acme. Dispatched @ 1604 hours. 15 acres. No further info. Northwest Region DNR Dispatch Center.

SUNSET FALLS FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County | County 17 Road. Dispatched @ 0640 hours. 5 acres. IC Lingquist. @ 0815 hours.  Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

SWOFFORD FIRE | 3/19/2019 | 200 block of Swofford Road near Mossyrock in Lewis County |  Dispatched @ 1302 hours. 103 acres of grass, brush, slash. IC Smith on 3/20/2019 @ 1630 hours. Contained at 1200 hours on 3/20/2019. Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

TOWER FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Clark County |  Dispatched @ 1512 hours. 2 acres of grass, brush and timber. IC Fowler. Patrol Status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

VALLEY GREEN FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Thurston County in Olympia. Dispatched @ 1608 hours. 4 acres of leaf litter. IC Carlsen. Contained @ 1100 hours on 3/21/2019. Controlled on 3/21/2019 @ 1515 hours. In patrol Status. South Puget Sound Dispatch.

VENNERSBURG FIRE | 3/19/2019 | Clark County | Dispatched @ 1851 hours. 29 acres of grass and brush. Patrol status. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

WEST WASHOUGAL FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Clark County | 22nd Street. Dispatched @ 1415 hours. 0.25 acres of grass and brush. IC North. Fire out. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

WILDWOOD LANE FIRE | 3/20/2019 | Wahkiakum.  Dispatched @ 1705 hours.  85 acres. IC Tester on 3/21 @ 0930 hours. Resources: Bortner E273, Hancock, Hoskins Olson and Tester. DNR  on-scene. Pacific Cascade Dispatch. Resources:  Western WA Type 3 IMT assumed command along with additional fires.

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Courtesy: Western WA Type 3 IMT

WILLIE KEILS FIRE | 3/18/2019 | Lewis County | Dispatched @ 0858 hours. 4 acres of grass and brush. Fire out. Pacific Cascade Dispatch.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are also gearing up for some fire chasing opportunities. As the temps increase and fires begin to ignite, we will most likely find ourselves looking for those that may pop so that we can report and share with you all.   Besides, we like catching our friends in action.

You can also find us on Twitter @nwfireblog and on Instagram.

Be Safe Friends.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

Seattle, WA | Brush Fire with Exposures

SEATTLE, Wa. | Fire resources (B6, E9, E18, L8 and SAFETY2) were again dispatched to another area inside the City but this time for a brush fire with exposures in the 1000 block of North 38th Street.

The dispatched call went out on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, around 1934 hours.

No word on the cause or any updates at the time of this post.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 3/20/2019 @ 1946 PST

West Seattle | Firefighters Respond to House Fire

WEST SEATTLE, Wa. | Seattle Firefighters and resources were dispatched to the 5400 block of 44th Avenue SW at 1835 hours PST for a house (Single Family Residence).

Credit | Seattle Fire Department PIO

RESOURCES

Seattle Fire dispatched their air unit (Air10),  EMS units (A14, M32, M44), Battalion Chiefs (B5, B7), Officers (DEP1, SAFT2, STAF10), Engine Companies (E29, 32, 36, 37), Ladder Companies (L1, L11) and their Fire Investigator (MAR5).

OPERATIONS

Resources quickly descended upon the structure immediately setting up a water supply (established at 1845 hours).

The fire was deemed to have one vent with a hole, which fire was presenting itself. (1847 hours).

There was a 360* conducted and fire was deemed to not be in the basement of the home. There were reports of a leaking propane tank in the rear of the home.  Firefighters put water on the tanks.

Fire was reportedly burning in the attic, but firefighters quickly doused it with water and cooling it.  The fire was brought under control and firefighters were working to pull ceiling to locate any hot spots within the structure. Additionally, crews were tasked and cleared with nothing found during their secondary search.

Power was secured to the building. (1905 hours).

Units were going back in service .  The incident timer which reached 40 minutes from the dispatch time was discontinued. (1918 hours).

FIRE INVESTIGATION

Marshal 5, which is SFD’s Fire Investigator will be sifting through the debris to determine the cause of the fire.  There has been no updates if the fire has been tapped (put out) or if it is still burning. Crews will be there alongside the Fire Investigator to help determine the cause.

SEATTLE FIRE PIO RESPONSE

“Firefighters were on-scene at the 5400 block of 44th Ave SW for a report a mainly exterior fire at a residential home. Crews have water on the fire.” (1842 hours)

“Residential fire at the above address is under control. No reported injuries. Fire Investigators responding.” (1852 hours)

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtag(s) | #SeattleFire #HouseFire

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/20/2019 @ 1925 PST

Firefighters Respond to Deadly Fire

Seattle, WA | Firefighters were dispatched on Sunday night to a house fire located in the 2800 block of NW 61st Street, located in the Ballard neighborhood.

Dispatched Units

The dispatched units were B4, E18, E35, L8, A31, Air 240-260, B5, E20, E21, L5 , L9, M18, Air 260, Deputy1, Safety2, Staff10, M44, Air10, M31, E9, M31, M18, PIO, Marshal5 (FIU), E31, E41 and Chaplain 4 on Sunday, February 24th at 1905 hours PST.

Several engines were later added (included in the unit description), as crews work to fight the fire and try to put out all of the hot spots throughout the structure.

Cause

There is no preliminary cause known at this time, as it is under investigation.

Fatality

One person was found by firefighters as deceased.  A cause of death will also be under investigation.

Injuries

No reports of firefighters or other civilians have been reported.

Operations

Firefighters responded quickly to the fire but ran into a few obstacles with fire in the attic.  Once, the fire was brought under control – they were still working through hot spots that appeared to be coming up through the knee wall.  When it was determined that it may be in the walls, firefighters were forced to dig out the fire in the interior looking for the location of the fire(s).

Primary and secondary searches were conducted throughout the building and firefighters reported there was nothing found – that it was an all clear.

Multiple hose lines filled the structure from all various sides to hit all of the areas where smoke may be present.

At the time of this post, Firefighters remained on-scene.  We know that this will be definitely a long night for them and for Marshal5 (Fire Investigator).

Social Media 

We are using the following hashtags for this incident. #SeattleFire #BallardFire #HouseFire.

You can find us on Instagram @ NW Fire Blog and Twitter @nwfireblog.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

Elderly Man Shoots Man on Metro Transit Bus

Seattle, WA. | An 88-year old male shot a 51-year old man on a King County Metro transit bus on Saturday, January 26, 2019, around 1115 hours PST this morning, Seattle Police say.  It appears there was some kind of disturbance between the two individuals on a bus located on 4th Avenue South and South Walker in Seattle.

Eyewitness Accounts

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the younger man push the older gentleman as he attempted to board the bus, prompting the elderly man to present a gun and shoot the other man.  The older man did fall striking his head on the stairwell as he attempted to exit the bus.

Suspects Detained

Both were held by Seattle Police until Seattle Fire arrived to take both persons to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.

Police Looking for Tips

Detectives were dispatched to the crime scene and are currently investigating.  The Seattle Police Violent Crimes unit is looking for anyone who has information to aid them with their ongoing case to contact them at 206-233-5000.

Suspects Conditions

Both injuries are considered to be of serious in nature.

Injuries

No other passengers on the bus were injured.

Social Media

We are using the following hashtags for this post:  #SeattleShooting #MetroBusShooting #Seattle #Washington #CrimeNews2019

We can also be found on Twitter & Facebook at  @nwfireblog.

(c) 2019 NW FIRE BLOG