Tacoma Mall Shooting Leaves One Hurt | 3

TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | 2140 PT

According to the Tacoma Police Department during their 2047 hours media presser, there was a shooting at the mall with one victim located by Officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Law Enforcement members are still busy working to clear this large mall area. All unaccompanied juveniles are being brought to the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, located in the 2100 block of South 48th Street to be picked up.

The mall has been shut down and is considered to be CLOSED.

AVOID THIS AREA.


Update 2 | 2111 PT

Calls are starting to flood in with one caller reporting 4 gunshots heard (2105) in the Pacific Avenue area and another 4-6 shots fired in the same around only five minutes later (2110). Lots of suspicious person calls are also being heard over the Scanner feed.

PLEASE AVOID the location of the mall and surrounding areas. The Tacoma Mall is located at 4502 South Steele Street.


Update 1 | November 26, 2021 | 2045 PT

Police are on the scene of a shooting incident at 2010 PT tonight in the Food Court area at the Tacoma Mall. Several gunshots were heard by shoppers, prompting them to run and hide in nearby retail stores.

The Tacoma Mall is in lockdown.

Tacoma Police have started to set up traffic barricades around the mall. AVOID THE AREA

Media reporting one person has been injured. Their condition currently is unknown at the time of this post.

Tacoma Police posted this on their Facebook page this early this morning:

“A great number of visitors annually to the Tacoma Mall visit during late November and December each year. We currently have an emphasis plan in place, in conjunction with Tacoma Mall Security, to help create a safe and secure experience for shoppers and employees. We’re using a combination of on-duty, off-duty, vehicle crimes task force and community partnership assignments to prevent and deter crime.”

9-1-1 calls were beginning to pour into their Communications Center with suspicious subjects in the area, where they may have a connection to the mall Shooting tonight. Patrol units are en route to these various locations.

In 2005, there was a mass murder attempt that occurred on November 20th, when 20-year old gunman, Dominick Maldonado entered the mall with a semi-automatic rifle and a pistol. He would injure six people before taking four via armed kidnappings. He had just recently separated from his girlfriend and was high on meth and sleep-deprived for a week at the time of his bad choices. He would be sentenced to 163 years in prison. He tried to escape prison taking another hostage.

NOTE: We will never post the locations of Officers or other areas to protect their identities and due to Officer Safety.

Incident Cooperators: Tacoma PD, Tacoma FD, Dispatch.

ABOUT TACOMA MALL

On its website, the Tacoma Mall is the premier shopping and dining destination in Pierce County that is home to Nordstrom, Apple, Sepora and more than 150 specialty stores, as well as restaurants The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Brewhouse, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. It is located parallel to I-5 on the west side between 38th and 56th Street exits.

Hashtags being used: #tacomamall #tacomamallshooting #seesomethingsaysomething

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Crash Kills One, Injures Others

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON

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Credit | WSP Trooper Rocky Oliphant

Snohomish County fire personnel were dispatched to a four-car MVA late this afternoon to the location of SR 532 at MP 8, just east of Stanwood, Washington State.

Fire Command reported there were a total of six patients with the following conditions:

  • 1 deceased
  • 2 seriously hurt (red)
  • 3 injured (yellow)

Airlift Northwest was requested, along with three ambulances to respond to the scene.

Drivers are being detoured around the accident scene along the edge of the highway, while Police investigate the cause of the crash.

The causing driver has been taken into custody by the Washington State Patrol. Their investigation will continue for at least a minimum of several hours.

There is no current known ETA of when the roadway will be opening. The best bet is to AVOID THIS AREA.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | 11-25-2021 1805 PT

LAFD Crews Contains Sylmar Fire | 2

SYLMAR, CALIFORNIA

FINAL | 11-25-2021 Thursday | 1708 PT

LAFD Firefighters quickly egressed on the Sylmar Fire at 1652 hours PT in containing it. Forward progression has been stopped dead in its tracks with no structures were damaged nor were there any injuries reported to citizens or firefighters.

Most of the 1st Alarm resources have been released from this incident but some still remain to conduct mop-up operations.

Units listed for this incident are now the following: AO,1 AO2, BC12, BC15, CE84, CM42, E18, E275, E287, E290, E298, E7, E8, E90, E91, EM15, H1, H2, H3, H4, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, RA7, RA90, T75, T87, T90 T98 WT77.

Update 1 | 11-25-2021 Thursday | 1635 PT

A wildfire response has just been deployed located in the 16000 block of W. Rockford Street in Sylmar, California at 1635 hours PT.

The fire has burned about two acres of brush at a moderate rate of speed with winds out of the norther at 10-15 mph.

Units assigned to this incident are BC12, BC15, E18, E275, E287, E290, E298, E7, E90, E91, EM15, H0A, H0E, RA7, T75, T87, T90, T98, H4, H3.

Current weather conditions in this area are 66*F degrees, clear, sunny skies with 1% precip and a RH of 6%.

This is the Los Angeles Fire Department Incident #1168.

Hashtags we are using, #CAFireSeason2021 #SylmarFire

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Wildfire | Sylmar | 1

SYLMAR, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | November 25, 2021 | Thursday | 1655 PT

A wildfire response has just been deployed located in the 16000 block of W. Rockford Street in Sylmar, California at 1635 hours PT.

The fire has burned about two acres of brush at a moderate rate of speed with winds out of the norther at 10-15 mph.

Units assigned to this incident are BC12, BC15, E18, E275, E287, E290, E298, E7, E90, E91, EM15, H0A, H0E, RA7, T75, T87, T90, T98, H4, H3.

Current weather conditions in this area are 66*F degrees, clear, sunny skies with 1% precip and a RH of 6%.

This is the Los Angeles Fire Department Incident #1168.

Hashtags we are using, #CAFireSeason2021 #SylmarFire

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Magnolia Fire Progression Stopped

FINAL | UPDATE 2 – 1235 PT

SD Fire resources have been successful in stopping the forward progression of today’s fire and holding it at 18 acres. It may not seem like a lot of acres but with the increased fire danger from low RH and high winds, this could have been way worse than in reality.

Media reports some damage to power and phone poles. All aircraft were released with the exception of Copter 12.

Resources 4104, B2, BR1, BR4, COP12, E19, E205, E4, E5, M4, MVUB3, OE6310, TIM1, WT27, AA330, AT70, AT71, B3, C11, C12, 6440A, B6, E2, E3, E6, E7, RE12.


UPDATE 1 – November 25, 2021 – Thursday – 1225 PT

SANTEE, CALIFORNIA — A brush fire has ignited near Ramsgate Way and Ramsgate Drive; on Hwy 52 x Riverford Road, in the eleven o’clock hour and has been really ramping up since it had been reported and setting fire watchers Social Media pages ablaze.

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ImageCredits | CAL FIRE, SDG&E

Evacuations –> A warning has been issued for the Santee area near Hill Creek/Rams Gate. The San Diego County Sheriff is asking residents and visitors to evacuate through Jeremy Street to N. Magnolia (around the Hill Creek School).

Evacuation Center –> Pathways Church at 9638 Carlton Hills Blvd. (SD Sheriff/alertsd.org)

Resources Include –> Tankers 70, 71, AA310 (from Hemet airport), an Erickson S64 HT (out of SEE airport), 2 Copters and Tanker131 are assigned to this incident along with Fire personnel from Santee FD, CAL FIRE-San Diego, and law enforcement from the San Diego Sheriff’s Office. At 1148 PT, there were two additional engine strike teams requested.

Size Up–> Approximately 10 acres with active fire behavior with a moderate rate of spread. into the river bottom.

Hashtags –> #SanteeCAFire #MagnoliaFire #CAwildfires2021

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Wildfire | Magnolia | 1

UPDATE 1 – November 25, 2021 – Thursday – 1225 PT

SANTEE, CALIFORNIA — A brush fire has ignited near Ramsgate Way and Ramsgate Drive; on Hwy 52 x Riverford Road, in the eleven o’clock hour and has been really ramping up since it had been reported and setting fire watchers Social Media pages ablaze.

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ImageCredits | CAL FIRE, SDG&E

Evacuations –> A warning has been issued for the Santee area near Hill Creek/Rams Gate. The San Diego County Sheriff is asking residents and visitors to evacuate through Jeremy Street to N. Magnolia (around the Hill Creek School).

Evacuation Center –> Pathways Church at 9638 Carlton Hills Blvd. (SD Sheriff/alertsd.org)

Resources Include –> Tankers 70, 71, AA310 (from Hemet airport), an Erickson S64 HT (out of SEE airport), 2 Copters and Tanker131 are assigned to this incident along with Fire personnel from Santee FD, CAL FIRE-San Diego, and law enforcement from the San Diego Sheriff’s Office. At 1148 PT, there were two additional engine strike teams requested.

Size Up–> Approximately 10 acres with active fire behavior with a moderate rate of spread. into the river bottom.

Hashtags –> #SanteeCAFire #MagnoliaFire #CAwildfires2021

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Happy Thanksgiving to You All

This year has brought us some of the good, the bad and the ugly news but we made it through 2021, so far and we have each and every one of you to thank in so many ways for making that happen.

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If you are working this year… THANK YOU for what you are doing out there.

If you are home with your loved ones, we wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

From your Friends here at NW Fire Blog.

CA Wildfire | State Fire | 2

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, CA

Update 2 | Wednesday | 2340 PT

A brush fire callout for a first alarm brush fire was said to be dispatched for the LA County FD around 1950 hours PT, just shortly after the Angeles National Fire personnel had been called out earlier.

Battalion 6 advised the fire had burned approximately one acre and fire behavior was active with backing, moderate winds at 3-5 mph, and with no structures being threatened. Forward progression was quickly stopped right after additional resources had arrived on scene. This was said to be located in the Castaic area in LA County.

Resources included LA County Copters 16, 18, 21, 22, and HT55; CHP_Newhall and CAL Trans District 7.

Update 1 | Wednesday | November 24, 2021

A wildfire was reported in which ANF fire resources were dispatched this evening at 1914 hours to NB I-5, south of Templin through the Angeles Emergency Communications Center.

One acre has been burned.

CAD is reporting this Incident #ANF-4208 as still open.

Limited details are available. Please check back for updates.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Sees Strong Winds | 4

UPDATE 4 | November 24, 2021 | 2330 PT

TRAFFIC ALERT – Tree down on Magnolia Blvd near Keystone Street in Burbank.

FIRE WEATHER — The NWS Los Angeles Center just put out an alert — “Strong #SantaAnaWinds combined with very low single-digit humidities bringing dangerous fire weather conditions to LA/Ventura counties tonight. Any new fires will have an increased risk of very rapid fire spread, long-range spotting, and extreme fire behavior.”

EVACUATIONS — Knowing the difference will help save lives and time when it’s time to make that important decision for you and your loved ones.

Credit — LAFD

UPDATE 3 | November 24, 2021 | 2315 PT

FIRE STATUS — CAL FIRE is calling the ARLANZA FIRE the LANZA FIRE. The fire started on November 21st and is located on Valley Drive and Mitchell Avenue. Currently, they are reporting that the fire has burned 20 acres. There is an unknown containment status.

CLOSED — Valley Drive is closed to all vehicle traffic between Chadbourne Avenue and Misty Ridge Drive per the City of Riverside Police Department.

UPDATE 2 | November 24, 2021 | 2210 PT

STATUS — City of Riverside Fire Departments reports this evening, that the ARLANZA FIRE that ignited on November 21, 2021, has now jumped its containment line tonight and is burning in mulch. At 1256 PT this afternoon, RFD was handling mop-up operations on the fire with five engines. Santa Ana winds were picking up and increasing smoke and dust. At this time fire remained within the containment lines.

A previous update today at 1141 hours PT by the FD, stating the fire was listed at a 90% containment and expected to reach 100% on Saturday.

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Credit — RFD

EVACUATIONS — Evacuations were issued on Valley in between Misty Ridge and Mitchell,. The Riverside Police Department was assisting with the orders, as of 1956 hours PT.

Evacuations were

UPDATE 1 | November 21, 2021 | 1335 PT

A three-alarm wildfire has ignited after a traffic collision with entrapment occurred on Sunday, November 21, 2021 around 1142 hours PT.

The location of the fire is on Tyler and Jurupa in Riverside (Los Angeles County), California but is heading towards several housing communities and becoming a life safety issue.

The fire has been named the ARLANZA FIRE.

Scanner traffic began reporting smoke could be seen on wildfire cameras and setting Social Media postings ablaze with fire news. We picked up information about twenty-five minutes into the incident. Here is what we know so far.

Credit – Alert Wildfire Camera

INCIDENT UPDATES

1142 | 1st Alarm | Incident start time. 4 acres. Light fuels. Strong winds. Extreme fire behavior with high ROS. Threatening homes. Urgent request for aircraft due to life threats to nearby structures.

Cause: Off-road traffic collision with entrapment into the wildland-urban interface.

IC requests an immediate 2nd alarm.

1144 | 5 Type 3 engines requested by IC.

1150 | 2 dozers from SB County FD requested by IC.

1156 | 10 acres. Bumping against neighborhood.

1159 | 3-alarm now. 10 acres. Caused by TC. Burning towards Arlington Avenue. Resource request in. 3rd alarm now. IC reports: Request for 10 additional brush engines and elevating to a 3rd alarm. CAL FIRE resources en route. Two helicopters were requested. Located near Jurupa Avenue and Tyler Street.

1203 | Dispatched has not filled the 10-Type 3 engine order yet.

1218 | COPTERS 301 and 305 en route.

1222 | Winds reported 20 mph north winds.

1227 | Copter 305 wants at least 1 air tanker started.

1230 | 2 Tankers requested along with Air Attack for immediate structure threats.

1235 | Scanner buffs report fire traffic: “If we don’t get the air tankers, we’re going to lose structures.

1240 | A map placed on Twitter showing a big portion of homes threatened are near Tyler x Mitchell.

1241 | Our current WEATHER REPORT for Riverside, CA – 78*F degrees with 1% precip, Winds are 14 mph with RH at 13%. Sunny skies.

1248 | Eyewitness account | Heavy smoke can be seen from Rancho Cucamonga and from I-15.

1250 | Dispatch has only filled 5 out 10 Type 3 requests. 2 air tankers en route from Hemet-Ryan Airport.

1307 | SBD base is closed for reloading, T93 diverted back to Heme for reloading.

1308 | Eyewitness account | Drove past a fire in Riverside while on Van Buren Blvd, near the Santa River.

1310 | Lines are holding, no involved structures.

1325 | Intel 12 appears to be overhead fire. T-70 dropping on fire.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Wildfire | Laco State | 1

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, CA

Update 1 | Wednesday | November 24, 2021

A wildfire was reported in which ANF fire resources were dispatched this evening at 1914 hours to NB I-5, south of Templin through the Angeles Emergency Communications Center.

One acre has been burned.

CAD is reporting this Incident #ANF-4208 as still open.

Limited details are available. Please check back for updates.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog