#SawmillFire | Update 3

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SAWMILL WILDFIRE

Incident Summary | The Sawmill Fire started on Sunday, April 23rd around 1100 hours MST.  It is located about 10 miles SE of Green Valley, Arizona.  The cause is unknown and under current investigation.

UPDATE 3 – April 24, 2017 – 2130 Hours

Resources | 300 personnel. A Type 2 Incident Management Team Southwest Area Team 5 will assume command on Tuesday around 1800 Hours.  Current IC:  Howell, ICT3.

Structure Protection in effect. Photo Credit: Rincon Valley Fire District

Rincon Valley Fire District firefighters are on structure protection during night ops on this wildfire.

UPDATE 2 – April 24, 2017 – 1830 Hours

Resources | 200 personnel,  including 20 from the Department of Corrections and 40 from hotshot crews in Payson and Globe — battled the fire Monday near Box Canyon and Santa Rita Ranch.

Cause | The blaze was human-caused and is under investigation. He said there have been no arrests. [Green Valley Fire District PIO John Cambra.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, outdoor and nature

Photo Credit: AZ Dept. of Forestry & Fire Management

Fire was reported shortly before noon Sunday and was visible from northern Tucson to south of Green Valley. The cause remained under investigation; there was no lightning in the area at the time.

Equipment | 1 Airtanker, 1 Lead, 2 FW Air Tactical, 1 T2 & 1 T3 Helo, 2 T1 IHC, 1 T2 Crew were ordered/assigned today.   Several heavy air tankers dropping fire retardant were grounded because of heavy wind.

Current Fire Conditions | 7,500 acres. 7% containment status.  Continued active fire behavior that is wind-driven.  This is due in part to gusty wind conditions and low RH prompting a Red Flag Warning.

Evacuations | About a dozen people evacuated Sunday were allowed back in their homes Sunday night and no structures were currently threatened.

Future Fire Tactics | Continue to establish secure fire perimeter with aerial and ground resources.

Closures | Forest Service Road 62 and Box Canyon Road at Greaterville east of the mountains are closed.

Social Media | #SWCC #SawmillFire #AzWildfire2017

UPDATE 1 – April 23, 2017

Resources | 150 personnel.  Unified Command:  Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the US Forest Service.  IC:  Elliott, AZ DFFM.    The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire at 0700 hours MST on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Sawmill Fire from the Air

Courtesy: Inciweb

Incident Cooperators | USDA Forest Service, Arizona State Park Patagonia Lake, Corona de Tucson FD, Coronado NF, Elephant Head FD, Great Valley FD, Helmet Peak Fire, Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Rincon Valley FD, Rio Rico FD, Three Points FD, Tubac FD and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Current Fire Conditions | 2000 acres of grass and brush scorched.  Active fire behavior with increased SW winds. 5% containment.

Future Fire Tactics | Continue to establish secure fire perimeter with aerial and ground resources.

Social Media | Hashtags for this wildfire are #SawmillFire C #AzWildfire2017 [so we can track this and all wildfires in each state in 2017].

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Bandera Fire | New Mexico | 1

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 24, 2017

Incident Summary | The Bandera Fire was reported on Monday morning at 1024 Hours MST today is located approximately 18 miles SW of Grants, New Mexico in the NW corner of El Malpais National Monument, near County Raod 42 and NPS 200 Road.

The fire started on private property and moved on to National Park Service land.  Firefighters responded and found 5 acres burned. At 1250 hours, firefighters radioed in that they were having difficulty with high gusty winds (10-12 mph).  The area now is under a Red Flag Warning and High Wind Advisory.

Resources |  NPS and the USDA Forest Service firefighters, including the Mt. Taylor Hotshots are on scene, with a total of 4 engines.  Mt. Taylor & Zuni Interagency Hotshot Crews. Crews from the BLM and BIA have been requested and a Type 3 team has been ordered for logistical support. 5 wildland fire engines have been ordered, along with a Type 3 helicopter for use in air operations.

Incident Cooperators | Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Cibola County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Acreage | 50 acres.

Evacuations | Know what to during an evacuation and how you can prepare for wildfires.  Learn here –> http://bit.ly/RSGNM .   – 2 homes currently being threatened –

Social Media | #BanderaFire #NmWildfires2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#SawmillFire | Update 2

Big Thank You!   Thank You to Tena of Public Safety Tidbit @PubSafetyTidbit for providing this #FireTip and Updates.  We appreciate and love you all! – Ed.

SAWMILL WILDFIRE

Incident Summary | The Sawmill Fire started on Sunday, April 23rd around 1100 hours MST.  It is located about 10 miles SE of Green Valley, Arizona.  The cause is unknown and under current investigation.

UPDATE 2 – April 24, 2017

Resources | 200 personnel,  including 20 from the Department of Corrections and 40 from hotshot crews in Payson and Globe — battled the fire Monday near Box Canyon and Santa Rita Ranch.

Cause | The blaze was human-caused and is under investigation. He said there have been no arrests. [Green Valley Fire District PIO John Cambra.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, outdoor and nature

Photo Credit: AZ Dept. of Forestry & Fire Management

Fire was reported shortly before noon Sunday and was visible from northern Tucson to south of Green Valley. The cause remained under investigation; there was no lightning in the area at the time.

Equipment | 1 Airtanker, 1 Lead, 2 FW Air Tactical, 1 T2 & 1 T3 Helo, 2 T1 IHC, 1 T2 Crew were ordered/assigned today.   Several heavy air tankers dropping fire retardant were grounded because of heavy wind.

Current Fire Conditions | 7,500 acres. 7% containment status.  Continued active fire behavior that is wind-driven.  This is due in part to gusty wind conditions and low RH prompting a Red Flag Warning.

Evacuations | About a dozen people evacuated Sunday were allowed back in their homes Sunday night and no structures were currently threatened.

Future Fire Tactics | Continue to establish secure fire perimeter with aerial and ground resources.

Closures | Forest Service Road 62 and Box Canyon Road at Greaterville east of the mountains are closed.

Social Media | #SWCC #SawmillFire #AzWildfire2017

UPDATE 1 – April 23, 2017

Resources | 150 personnel.  Unified Command:  Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the US Forest Service.  IC:  Elliott, AZ DFFM.    The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire at 0700 hours MST on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Sawmill Fire from the Air

Courtesy: Inciweb

Incident Cooperators | USDA Forest Service, Arizona State Park Patagonia Lake, Corona de Tucson FD, Coronado NF, Elephant Head FD, Great Valley FD, Helmet Peak Fire, Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Rincon Valley FD, Rio Rico FD, Three Points FD, Tubac FD and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Current Fire Conditions | 2000 acres of grass and brush scorched.  Active fire behavior with increased SW winds. 5% containment.

Future Fire Tactics | Continue to establish secure fire perimeter with aerial and ground resources.

Social Media | Hashtags for this wildfire are #SawmillFire C #AzWildfire2017 [so we can track this and all wildfires in each state in 2017].

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#SawmillFire | Update 1

Incident Summary | The Sawmill Fire started on Sunday, April 23rd around 1100 hours MST.  It is located about 10 miles SE of Green Valley, Arizona.  The cause is unknown and under current investigation.

Resources | 150 personnel.  Unified Command:  Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the US Forest Service.  IC:  Elliott, AZ DFFM.    The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire at 0700 hours MST on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Sawmill Fire from the Air

Courtesy: Inciweb

Incident Cooperators | USDA Forest Service, Arizona State Park Patagonia Lake, Corona de Tucson FD, Coronado NF, Elephant Head FD, Great Valley FD, Helmet Peak Fire, Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Rincon Valley FD, Rio Rico FD, Three Points FD, Tubac FD and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Current Fire Conditions | 2000 acres of grass and brush scorched.  Active fire behavior with increased SW winds. 5% containment.

Future Fire Tactics | Continue to establish secure fire perimeter with aerial and ground resources.

Social Media | Hashtags for this wildfire are #SawmillFire #AzWildfire2017 [so we can track this and all wildfires in each state in 2017].

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#SterlingFire | CA |Update 1

Incident Summary | Approximately at 1807 Hours PDT this evening, a vegetation fire broke out about three (3) hours ago.  The fire was about two acres at the time.

Location | Location North of the De La Rosa neighborhood in the Sterling and Foothills in California.

Here is the timeline of the fire pieced together via social media postings.

1847 | Additional firefighting personnel and equipment arriving now, Rialto FD and Redlands FD.  Fire was reported as being a stubborn fire and smoke blowing to the SE.

1849 | San Bernardino County FD and San Bernardino NF are Unified Command.  20 acres 0% containment burning in area of Borea Canyon.

1850 | IC states:  17 engines, 2 handcrews, 2 helos, 2 air tankers, 2 tenders, mult overhead assigned w/ additional resources en route.

1851 | Fire started in SB city and is now burning on forest. No immediate structure threat. PIO avail on scene at ICP.

1852 | 20 acres scorched. 0% contained.

1900 | IC reports fixed wing have retardant line around fire. Firefighters making good progress. 25 acres.

1923 | San Bernardino states:  Too early to determine cause of fire or poss connection to the homeless encampment.

2005 | IC states:  Forward rate of spread stopped. Fire holding at 30 acres. Crews to remain overnight to construct and reinforce lines.

Social Media | Hashtags being used for this incident.  #Sterlingfire #SBCoFire #SanBernardinoNF

Updates | More will come when info is received.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

RX Fire: Cedar East Omnibus and Lewis Camp | 1

Incident Summary | After a successful test fire burn this afternoon in the Kings Canyon National Park, Fire Managers decided to start a full prescribed burn shortly afterwards.

This is the first prescribed burn of 2017 in Cedar Grove, California located in Kings Canyon National Park. Spring weather has brought right conditions and lower temperatures making the best time of year.  The prescribed fire will occur over the next five days.

Acreage | 597 acres of mixed conifer is due to be cleared by fire.  As of 4/22/2017, 150 acres have been burned.

Purpose | Prescribed fires are  is to reduce hazardous fuel loading and restore/maintain the natural fire cycle in the Cedar Grove.

Impacts | Holding the prescribed burn at this time of year also reduces the impacts to visitors as the road to Cedar Grove has been closed since last fall. This prescribed burn will not impact the scheduled opening date of Cedar Grove to the public on April 28 at 12:00 pm. All facilities such as campgrounds, lodges, and public areas remain on schedule for previously determined open dates.

History | “The 2015 Rough Fire not only showed how effective prescribed burning is in reducing tree mortality and fire severity, but also demonstrated how treated areas can slow down and stop a massive wildfire. Having previous and recent fire history in Cedar Grove, $100’s of millions in assets such as campgrounds, wastewater treatment facilities, roads, employee and concession housing, and the Cedar Grove Lodge were saved,” said Todd Bates, Fuels Management Specialist for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.”

The historic fire return interval in this area is approximately once every three to ten years.

Photography | Courtesy:  Inciweb.  Photo of Day 1’s prescribed fire burns.

Low-intensity fire reduces ladder fuels and ensures a healthy forest.

Personnel | 23 personnel are assigned to this prescribed fire.

Social Media | #CaRXBurn2017

2017 The NW Fire Blog

FDA ALERT: 2 MEDICINES

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Codeine and Tramadol Medicines: Drug Safety Communication – Restricting Use in Children, Recommending Against Use in Breastfeeding Women

AUDIENCE: Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Internal Medicine

ISSUE: FDA is restricting the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children. These medicines carry serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children younger than 12 years, and should not be used in these children. These medicines should also be limited in some older children. Single-ingredient codeine and all tramadol-containing products are FDA-approved only for use in adults. FDA is also recommending against the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in breastfeeding mothers due to possible harm to their infants.

As a result, FDA is requiring several changes to the labels of all prescription medicines containing these drugs. These new actions further limit the use of these medicines beyond the 2013 FDA restriction of codeine use in children younger than 18 years to treat pain after surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids. FDA is now adding:

  • FDA’s strongest warning, called a Contraindication, to the drug labels of codeine and tramadol alerting that codeine should not be used to treat pain or cough and tramadol should not be used to treat pain in children younger than 12 years.
  • A new Contraindication to the tramadol label warning against its use in children younger than 18 years to treat pain after surgery to remove the tonsils and/or adenoids.
  • A new Warning to the drug labels of codeine and tramadol to recommend against their use in adolescents between 12 and 18 years who are obese or have conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea or severe lung disease, which may increase the risk of serious breathing problems.
  • A strengthened Warning to mothers that breastfeeding is not recommended when taking codeine or tramadol medicines due to the risk of serious adverse reactions in breastfed infants. These can include excess sleepiness, difficulty breastfeeding, or serious breathing problems that could result in death.

See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for a data summary, a list of approved drugs containing codeine and tramadol, and additional information.

BACKGROUND: Codeine is approved to treat pain and cough, and tramadol is approved to treat pain.

RECOMMENDATION: Health care professionals should be aware that tramadol and single-ingredient codeine medicines are FDA-approved only for use in adults. Consider recommending over-the-counter (OTC) or other FDA-approved prescription medicines for cough and pain management in children younger than 12 years and in adolescents younger than 18 years, especially those with certain genetic factors, obesity, or obstructive sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Cough is often secondary to infection, not serious, and usually will get better on its own so treatment may not be necessary.

Caregivers and patients should always read the label on prescription bottles to find out if a medicine contains codeine or tramadol. You can also ask your child’s health care provider or a pharmacist. Watch closely for signs of breathing problems in a child of any age who is taking these medicines or in infants exposed to codeine or tramadol through breastmilk. These signs include slow or shallow breathing, difficulty or noisy breathing, confusion, more than usual sleepiness, trouble breastfeeding, or limpness. If you notice any of these signs, stop giving the medicine and seek medical attention immediately by going to an emergency room or calling 911.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Read the MedWatch safety alert, including links to the current and previous Drug Safety Communications, at:

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm554029.htm

Lynnwood Fire/Snohomish Co Fire District 1 Needs You…

Lynnwood/Fire District 1 RFA Planning Committee Seeks Applicants to Draft Pro/Con Statements for Voters Pamphlet

LYNNWOOD, WA (April 21, 2017) – The Lynnwood/Fire District 1 Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee is seeking citizens to serve on pro and con committees to prepare statements for the voter’s pamphlet on a potential ballot measure to create a regional fire authority encompassing the boundaries of Lynnwood and Snohomish County Fire District 1.

The Planning Committee is asking elected officials in both jurisdictions to place the Regional Fire Authority (RFA) Plan on the Aug. 1 primary election ballot for voters in the City of Lynnwood and Snohomish County Fire District 1, which serves unincorporated communities including Hilltop, Hilton Lake, Keeler’s Corner, Lake Serene, Lake Stickney, Mariner, Martha Lake, Picnic Point and Silver Firs.

Pro and con committees must be appointed by May 12.

To be considered for appointment to the pro or con committee, citizens must submit a letter of interest to Planning Committee Secretary Amanda Thompson, Snohomish County Fire District 1, 12425 Meridian Avenue S., Everett WA 98208 or athompson@firedistrict1.org no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Letters should indicate whether the applicant wishes to serve on the pro committee (supporting creation of the RFA) or the con committee (opposing creation of the RFA).

Learn more about the RFA plan at www.LynnwoodFD1RFA.com.

Contact:

Julie Moore, Manager of Communications & Public Affairs, City of Lynnwood
jmoore@LynnwoodWA.gov
425-670-5023

Leslie Hynes, Public Information Officer, Fire District 1
lhynes@firedistrict1.org
425-551-1243

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Duo Fires Burning in Florida

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Two wildfires broke out in Florida dubbed the #30thStFire and #FrangipaniFire that were said to have started on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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Photo Credit:  Immokalee Fire PIO

#30thStreet Fire

The 30th Street Fire broke out around 1050 Hours PDT at 3280 30th Avenue SE and Everglades Boulevard that started out as a brush fire.

Here is the timeline for this fire.

1050 | Brush fire.  Heavy fire conditions.  10+ acres.  Greater Naples Fire on-scene along with Immokalee Fire.

1150 | Brush fire.  DOF helicopter arrives on-scene. E32 arrived with Engine Strike Team. Moved out of Staging to mop up hotspots as fire progresses.  The fire is now moving Westward away from the Everglades Blvd.

1253 | Fire continues to burn.  E32 now is in Structure Protection mode.  Fire is still moving Westward.

1257 | Fire now at 300 acres with a 0% containment status.

#FrangipaniFire

1257 | Fire ignites and is at 100 acres burned.  0% containment status.  Multiple structures threatened.

Both Fires are reported as one managed wildfire incident

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Photo Credit: Immokalee Fire PIO

1318 | 30th Street Fire is now 420 acres with 0% containment status.  Frangipani Fire is now 125 acres with 0% containment status.

1433 | Alert:  Residents living nearby fires to monitor conditions, local and Social Media for possible changes.

1456 | 30th Street Fire is 500+ acres with a 0% containment status.  Frangipani fire is 300+ acres with a 0% containment status.

1536 | 30th Street Fire is 1200 acres with a 10% containment status.  The Frangipani Fire is 350 acres with a 10% containment status.

1543 | 30th Street Fire is at 600 acres moving Westward and may have mandatory evacuations per the County Emergency Management office.  Red Cross is providing resources for Firefighters.

1544 | Alert:  Smoke is a respiratory irritant that may cause a scratchy throat, cough, headaches or irritated eyes.  Avoid prolonged exposure.

1634 | Both wildfires are still 10% containment status but fire activities are decreasing due to increased RH.

1722 | The 30th Street Fire is at 1300 acres.  The Frangipani Fire is now at 350 acres.  Both wildfires have had the forward ROS stopped.

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Photo Credit: Immokalee Fire PIO

2308 | No other reports from sources reporting on this incident.

RESOURCES

Those reporting and working on this wildfire were Caloosa Hatch FC, Collier County Emergency Management, Immokalee Fire PIO, Greater Naples Fire and Florida Health Collier.

CAUSE

The cause of these two wildfires are unknown at the time of this posting.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

Seattle Police Officers Injured During DT Robbery

Incident Summary

Four Seattle Police Officers were wounded today after they responded to a robbery call in the 600 block of 1st Ave in downtown Seattle today.  Officers were dispatched around 1300 hours today to a robbery call at the 7-11 convenience where two young  suspects fled on foot.

Keeping the Public Safe

Those who were in surrounding buildings were told to shelter-in-place and not come out until it was safe.  A report of the courthouse was placed in Lockdown along with other governmental offices nearby.

Officers Sustain Injuries

One Officer was injured while a fight ensued with one of the suspects and trying to get the suspect into custody.  He was hurt by the suspect hitting him over the top of the head with a bottle.

During the foot pursuit, gunfire was heard and injured three additional Officers.  One suffered a GSW to the abdomen; the second had a hand wound injury and the third was hit in the abdomen.  Two of the three Officers were released with one being upgraded to serious.  The third Officer was shot in the face.

Suspects Off the Streets

There were a total of three suspects.  One was a 17-year old female and the other an adult male both placed in custody while the third was a 19-year old male who was found with multiple wounds.  He later died of his injuries.

Ongoing Investigation

The Seattle Police say this is an ongoing investigation case and there were limited additional details released, as Media continued to ask multitudes of questions during a Presser this evening.

All Around Thank Yous

The Seattle Police thanked many during their Presser this evening.  They stated they were greatly appreciative of the Officers whom responded to the robbery call and injured Officers for their courage and bravery into a hostile situation.

They also thanked the men and women from Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies for checking in on their Officers.

To the Seattle Fire Department and those at Harborview Medical Center for taking great care of their Officers.  They said they could not say how much they appreciated the care and would be amiss for not saying thank you to those directly involved.

Social Media 

Looking through the eyes of Social Media, we found several mainstream media news outlet reporting all kinds of misinformation, even after the main source reported their updates.  Since, we are not mainstream media and mostly go directly to the source for reporting, we were kind of baffled why the information was not correct.

Here are some of the reporting from those caught in the crossfire [not really but nearby the incident scene] or sending out good thoughts to SPD Officers.   Here is what some had to say…..

3rd suspect taken into custody shortly after 6pm. Now being interviewed by detectives.” – Seattle PD

“Bullet proof vest saved one Seattle Police officer after shooting. 2nd officer shot in face and chest, not in critical condition.” – Media

“Due to police activity: All cars exiting Colman Dock in Seattle will be directed north and south onto Alaskan Way. No eastbound access UFN.” – Ferry system goes in to Lockdown

“Armed police just appeared to enter the U.S. Post Office building at Madison & 1st with weapons drawn.” – Twitter user

“Prayers for the police officers shot in Our Country has gone mad!” – Twitter user

“What a sad day. First two police officers shot in Seattle, then attack on cops in Paris, and now two more shot in Hardeeville, SC.” – Twitter user

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the SPD officers and their families.” – Govt Agency

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of the Seattle Police Department.” – Local Police Department

“BAD Public Safety day. 2 Officers killed in France, 2 Officers Shot in Seattle & an FF dies in a 2 Alarm Fire today.”  – Twitter user

“What a horrible day. Paris, Seattle, NY Fire Dept & Hardeeville Pd/Jasper County Sheriff.” – Twitter user

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog