CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 10 2020

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Photo Credit | USFS

STAGECOACH FIRE | Kern County FD

About 9 miles South of Lake Isabella, near Havilah Community

UPDATE 2 | MONDAY (8/10/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Kern  County FD (Lead), BLM Fire and Sequoia Forest
  • IMT – IMT 2 – CA Team 15
  • Incident Cooperators – Kern Co SO, CAL FIRE, Kern HS District, CHP, Liberty Ambulance, CAL OES, Red Cross, CA DOC, San Joaquin and East Kern APCD, Joseph Elft (@MappingSupport)

Photo Credit | Kern FD

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CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment – 7,760 acres
  • Containment Status – 77%
  • Personnel – 974 total personnel including 30 crews, 33 engines, 9 helicopters.
  • Fire Behavior – Min with flanking, creeping and smoldering
  • Operations – Firefighters making good press, increased containment achieved daily, construction and reinforcement of fire line in continually progress on eastern and northern edges.
  • Mop-up operations in progress to address hot spots.
  • Fire Weather – expected high winds on Tuesday afternoon, may increase fire behavior
  • Evacuations in progress

Photo Credit | Kern County FD

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EVACUATIONS

  • Thompson Canyon Area – Includes Caliente Bodfish Rd east to Piute Mtn Rd, from area South of School Street to South of Heritage Way
  • Valley Area – Saddles Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Photo Credit | City of Tehachapi | Photo taken of a helo on August 5th that was seen staged/flying out of the Tehachapi Municipal Airport

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CLOSURES

  • Roads – Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard, approximately .25 mile East of Gossip Rock

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • $9 Million Cost-to-date (Fire Suppression/Containment efforts)
  • Damages – 5 structures
  • Destroyed – 15 structures (habitable), 25 (outbuildings)
  • Injuries – 1

Photo Credit | Alert Wildfire | Photo taken on August 4, 2020 as seen from Breckenridge.  This is showing a wind shift from NV fire cameras. Amazing….

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RESOURCES

  • Engines – 25
  • Helos – 9
  • Dozers – 1
  • Water Tenders – 14
  • Air Tankers – 0
  • Crews  – 21
  • Overhead Personnel – 139
  • Total Personnel – 754

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/10/2020 2055 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | APPLE FIRE | 2

APPLE FIRE

 Oak Glen Road x Apple Tree.  N of Cherry Valley (Riverside County), California

Photo Credit | USFS

fire engine parked in foreground, smoke rising over hill in background

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 | UPDATE 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY – CURRENT STATUS

  • Start 7/31/2020
  • Minimal fire activity with smoldering and creepiing
  • 32,905 acres of timber, chaparral and tall grass
  • 50% contained
  • Human caused
  • Unified Command CAL FIRE Riverside/Riverside County, USFS-San Bernardino, San Bernardino SO, CHP
  • Located in the Oak Glen and Cherry Valley Communities, California
  • EVACUATIONS lifted

RESOURCES

Staffing

  • 2,295 total personnel

Incident Cooperators

  • Riverside Co EMD
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Riverside County Sheriffs Office
  • San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office
  • San Bernardino County Fire
  • California Hwy Patrol
  • Southern California Edison

DONATIONS

  • Firefighters are self-sufficient and have all the required provisions
  • Recommendations to donate to Local Food Pantries

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • 4 Structures lost
  • 1 injury reported

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/10/2020 2010 PT

 

 

WA WILDFIRES SIT REP | PM REPORT | AUGUST 10 2020

Thank you for reading our Washington State Situational Report for Monday afternoon on August 10, 2020.

Hope you enjoy your day and always remember before going to a new area, check fire bans and restrictions and how to be Fire Smart about campfires, reporting wildfires and you/your family’s safety.

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SMOKE CHECKS

1745 PT | South Lois Command

AR 29, AR 7403, E562.  Resources responding 1748 PT. Incident #NES-1857

WILDFIRES

1832 PT | Hicks Butte Command

Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. E331 dispatched.  Incident #WFO-471

1743 PT | Valley Road Fire

Shelton, Mason County.  0.1 acre. Grass and brush. IC: Gaspar.  E8312 on-scene. Incident #SPS-140, 221-FCF

1733 PT | King Creek Fire

Clark County.  1 acre. Grass, reproduction and timber. DNR resources on-scene E2202, 2205, 2206, Estes H345, Nelson, Warthen. Incident #PCS-165-221 EBH

1656 PT | 29 Log Fire

Kittitas County.  29 Pine.  0.1 acre.  Logs. E4205. Edson (IC). Contained 1900 PT.  Incident #SES-470, PN NEM0, 221 CCE

1653 PT | Mill Drainage Fire

Spokane County.  AR 7412. Resources on-scene 1719.   .01 acre. Duff. Incident #NES-1856 PT

1617 PT | Brunner Road Fire

Clark County.  0.1 acre. Grass. IC Devera.  Contained 1730 PT. Controlled/out 1845 PT. Incident #PCS-163 221-EBG.

1613 PT | Box Canyon Fire   

Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  0.01 acre Duff. Jones (IC). Contained, controlled at 1633 PT. Incident #OWF-469, P6 NEL7.

1414 PT | Gerber Fire

Grant County. Unknown location.  4.84 acres. Contained 1644 PT. Incident #SPD-467.

1031 PT | MP 87 2 Fire

Grand Mound, Thurston County.  IC Duval. 0.2 acre. Grass and brush.  Contained 1150 PT. Controlled 1345 PT. Incident #SPS-139, 221-FCE

1021 PT | Island Rock Fire

Hwy 730, Milepost 201.   0.32 acre.  Grass and brush. IC Bayse.  Contained 1322 PT. Incident #MCR-466.

0611 PT | Greenwood Bridge Fire

Spokane County.  Indian Canyon. AR 29 (IC).  0.1 acre. Logs. In patrol status. Incident #NES-1850, ABG-221

0601 PT | Matson Two Fire

Stevens County.  0.1 acre. Brush, slash, light timber.  7303 (IC). Contained 0645 PT. Controlled 8/10/2020. Incident #NES-1849, AGC-221

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PUBLIC SAFETY CAREER JOB OPPORTUNITIES | US | AUGUST 8, 2020

Thank you for reading/following our post on Public Safety Career Opportunities. This is for all those in the Public Safety field that include the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, EMS and others in between.

All postings are from various sources gleaned from the internet and social media.  These are announcements that were posted to the various sites 30 or less days ago.

Each opportunity is listed by the Closing Date. Those without a closing deadline are listed first as we were unable to locate a closing date on the original announcement.

We wish you Luck!

Do you have an Opening?

If you have a career opportunity for your agency or organization and you’d like to share, please email us at nwfireblog@yahoo.com.  There is no fee to have them added to our posts. We would appreciate your contact information in case we may have any questions or need clarification.

Thank you!

NO CLOSING DATE

EMT – OLYMPIC AMBULANCE – BREMERTON (WA)

$45,000 – $57,000 annually. Full-time or part-time openings available. Download application at http://www.olympicambulance or call 360-683-3347 (front office).  (Sources:  indeed.com, company website. Posted 8/5/2020)

COURT MARSHAL – CITY OF SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT (WA)

$32.28 – $39.16 per hour.  Job #2020-00672.  Background process can take 6-8 months. Full-time position.  Hiring Agency:  City of Seattle, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave #5500, Seattle, WA 98104. Website:  http://www.seattle.gov/jobs (Sources: indeed.com, Government jobs)

CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDIC – OLYMPIC AMBULANCE – BREMERTON (WA)

$60,500 – $84,000 annually. Must have Driver’s license, WA State EMTP, NREMT – EMTP and/or Out-of-State EMTP. Full-time, part-time positions available. Lots of great benefits. Download application http://www.olympicambulance.com  (Sources:  indeed.com, company website. Posted 8/3/2020)

EMT/SECURITY OFFICER – MUCKLESHOOT INDIAN BINGO – AUBURN (WA)

$19.50 – $20.00 per hour. Required to have an EMT-B, 2 years EMT experience and be a High School grad or equivalent. Apply online. (Source: indeed.com)

ENTRY – LEVEL POLICE OFFICER – CITY OF MUKILTEO (WA)

$5,723 – $7,391 per year.  Continuous openings. Full-time, permanent opening. Job #2020-Entry Level.  This is for candidates that have been invited to submit an application based upon their Public Safety Testing results.  However, if have an interest, please see the PST site at https://www.publicsafetytesting.com We encourage you to apply! (Sources:  indeed.com, Government jobs. Posted 8/7/2020)

AUGUST 16, 2020

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER – CITY OF REDMOND (WA)

$35.83 – $49.03 per hour.   Must have a passing score from the National Testing Network (NTN) FireTEAM and a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). Must have CPAT within 12 months of the application closing to be considered for employment. Must have all testing complete by closing date.  See all requirements on City’s website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/redmondwa/jobs/2815043/fire-fighter  (Source:  indeed.com)

AUGUST 18, 2020

FOREST MAINTENANCE WORKER – CITY OF SEATTLE WATERSHED (WA)

$30.76 – $33.14 per hour.  Civil Service. Regular, Full-time. Job #2020-00675.  Protects City of Seattle’s Municipal watersheds, well over 100,000 acres that are carefully managed to support and supply clean drinking water to the greater Seattle area.  Includes fire suppression, prevention, improvements, reforestation, etc.

Apply through governmentjob.com website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2820599/forest-maintenance-worker (Sources: indeed.com, Government Jobs)

CHIEF OF POLICE – CITY OF MILL CREEK (WA)

$115,409 – $151,870 annually.  Executive search being completed by Peckham & McKenney.  Apply online of Executive Search website peckhamandmckenney.com/chief-of-police-city-of-mill-creek-washington  (Sources: indeed.com, Peckham and McKenney Executive Search)

AUGUST 19, 2020

FIRE CHIEF – MISSION SUPPORT ALLIANCE LLC – RICHLAND (WA)

Must apply on company website.  Relocation funding provided. US Citizenship required.  No Shift work. Clearance required. https://bms.hanford.gov/HRISJP/JobDetail.aspx?BU=MSC&ID=33506&PT=E (Source: Indeed.com. Posted 8/5/2020 on poster website)

AUGUST 20, 2020

FIRE AIR PILOT – USFS – FS REG AVIATION GRP (NM  or AZ)

$52,905 – $99,741 per year.  Located on Forest Service Regional Aviation Group, Fire and Aviation Management Region 3 in New Mexico or Arizona.  GS 9-12.  Full-time, permanent. Details located at the agency’s website https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/575716100 (Sources: indeed.com, USA Jobs.gov Posted 8/7/2020)

AUGUST 21, 2020

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER – CITY OF BELLEVUE (WA)

$76,098 – $98,791 annually. Regular full-time employment.  Apply on City website:  http://www.bellevuewa.gov .  City of Bellevue Po Box 90012, Bellevue, WA 98009. (Sources:  Indeed.com, City of Bellevue)

AUGUST 25, 2020 1600 PT

ENTRY – LEVEL POLICE SERVICE OFFICER – CITY OF ABERDEEN (WA)

$4,428 – $5,382 monthly.  Provides variety of routine and specialized public safety work related to the care and custody of prisoners in the city jail, transports between city jail, court, other correctional facilities, specialized clerical support, assists patrol officers, etc. More info can be found on Government Jobs.  Apply online. (Sources: indeed.com, Government Jobs)

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 1600 EDT

FIREFIGHTER – CITY OF NEW CASTLE (PA)

Applications form and details of the selection process may be obtained through the Mayor’s Office, City Building. 230 N. Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA between the hours of 0830 and 1600 EDT Monday – Friday.  Must be at least 18 years old. If hired, must be willing to be a New Castle resident within six (6) months after date of hire. Part-Time residents do not have to meet this requirement.   Completed applications must be filed in person to the Personnel Board in the Mayor’s Office by 1600 EDT.  Exam on 9/12/2020 0800 EDT. No make-up tests will be scheduled. Temperature check and COVID questionnaire form will be required. (Sources:  Monster.com, The New Castle News)

OCTOBER 30, 2020 1600 EDT

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC (EMT-P) – CITY OF SIDNEY (OH)

$51,633 – $65,040 per year, plus bonuses.  Must complete City of Sidney application in addition to complete information on their website http://www.sidneyoh.com. Click on Employment Opportunities.   OR can apply in person- Application to the Receptionist. Municipal Building.  City website:  https://www.sidneyoh.com/obs.aspx (Source: Monster.com)

(Sources:  indeed.com, Monster.com, Govt Jobs)

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 2000 PT

 

WA WILDFIRES SIT REP | PM REPORT | AUGUST 8 2020

Thank you for reading our Washington State Morning Situational Report for Saturday, afternoon report August 8, 2020.

Hope you enjoy your day and always remember before going to a new area, check fire bans and restrictions and how to be Fire Smart about campfires, reporting wildfires and you/your family’s safety.

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CHELAN COUNTY | Central WA Comm Center

Snowberry | Dispatched 1650 PT. Contained/Controlled .1 acre. Duff. Brunning (IC).  LONE PEAK FIRE. | Out 1930 PT.

SPOKANE COUNTY | NE WA Comm Center

Houston | Dispatched 1521. Contained 1555. Controlled 1600 PT.  0.01 acre. Logs. 7401 (IC). HOUSTON FIRE.

STEVENS COUNTY | NE WA Comm Center

Springdale | False Alarm | 1809 dispatched. On improved property. No DNR jurisdiction.  FALSE MOOSE Incident.

Daisy Mine Road | Dispatched 1414 PT. 5 acres. Grass and brush. NC40 (IC), NC43+crew, NC7303 and NC7305.  MINE FIRE.  | Open CAD call

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OR WILDFIRE SIT REP | NEALS HILL FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

NEALS HILL FIRE

Photo Credit | Thurston County (WA) SORT REMS

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Location (s) – 22 miles SE of Princeton, near Folly Farm and Hwy 78 (OR)
  • Lead Agency – BLM – Burns District
  • Fire fuels – Short grass
  • Command – NWIMT team 9, Type 2
  • Reported – 8/5/2020, 1600 PT
  • Cause – Lightning

 

CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment Status – 3,391 acres.  60% contained.
  • Fire behavior – Minimal. Creeping, smoldering and backing.

RESOURCES

Staffing and Equipment

  • Total Personnel – 149
  • Crews – 4
  • Engines – 5
  • Helicopters – 0
  • Technical Rescue – 4

Incident Cooperators

  • Thurston County (WA) – SORT REMS

ABOUT Thurston County SORT

SORT is a multi-disciplinary Technical Rescue Team made up of Rescue Tech Level Career Firefighters from multiple fire agencies in Thurston County.  They are one of two teams in the State that provide REMS (Rapid Extrication Support Module.  They are requested via IMT when terrain poses a significant threat to the safety of the wildland firefighters.  This is the team’s second deployment this Fire Season so far.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • Structures Lost – 0
  • Cost-to-Date (Fire suppression and containment expenses) – $500,000

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – updated 8/8/2020 1930 PT

AZ WILDFIRE SIT REP | CASSADORE SPRINGS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

CASSADORE SPRINGS FIRE

11 miles North of San Carlos, Arizona


Photo Credit | BIA – San Carlos Agency

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

Three firefighters use drip torches to ignite vegetation along a dirt road.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Discovered – 8/1/2020
  • Cause – Lightning
  • Fire Fuels – tall grass, brush and timber
  • Area – San Carlos Apache Reservation, Hilltop area, Natanes Plateau
  • Lead Agency – BIA – San Carlos Agency
  • Command – Type 2 Team – IC/Carl Schwope.  Trainee/Aaron Hulburd. SWA IMT 4

CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment Status – 19,142 acres, 25% contained
  • Expected containment – 8/18/2020
  • Fire behavior – Active.  Running.
  • Projected Fire Activity – Western edge working into Alder Creek, moving through pine along the 1100 road towards Sawmill and DP10.

A thick white plume of smoke rises up toward a blue sky with wispy clouds.

RESOURCES

Staffing

  • 369 total personnel

Incident Cooperators

  • BIA
  • SWAIMT
  • AZDEQ
  • NWS Phoenix
  • NWS IMET Operations

Equipment

  • 1 Type 1 helo
  • 3 Type 3 helos
  • 2 camp crews
  • 1 Type 1 crews
  • 6 Type 2 IA crews
  • 10 Type 6 engines
  • 4 Support Water tenders
  • 2 Tactical Water tenders

Brown smoke rises up from blackened soil and blends with wispy white clouds in a blue sky.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – updated 8/8/2020 1650 PT

AZ WILDFIRE SIT REP | WINTERS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

WINTERS FIRE 

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • 10 North / NE of Globe, Arizona
  • Tonto National Forest
  • Start 8/8/2020 1450 PT

CURRENT STATUS

  • VLAT, 2 LAT, 2 Type 1 or 2IA on order

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1630 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | COLTRANE FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

COLTRANE INCIDENT

Update 1 | Saturday (8/8/2020)

Photo Credit | Greg Doyle, LACoFD Volunteer Photographer (written ok received)

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INCIDENT SUMMARY – CURRENT STATUS

  • Start 8/8/2020 appears around 1430 PT
  • Mulch fire
  • Newhall Pass, California
  • No extension to nearby brush
  • Appears units on-scene are on top of it
  • Limited details

We will provide another update if more information is received. We did reach out to the Los Angeles County Fire Department PIO for call details, status, size, etc.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1440 PT

 

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

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STAGECOACH FIRE | BLM – Central California District

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Unified Command (BLM)

CURRENT STATUS

  • Fire behavior – Active with uphill and wind-driven runs
  • Fire weather concerns – high temps, low RH and winds
  • Size/Containment -7,748 acres, 31% contained
  • Damages – 2 structures damaged
  • Destroyed – 25 structures
  • Injuries – 0
  • EVACUATIONS – in effect

EVACUATIONS !

Mandatory

  • Caliente Bodfish Road East to Piute Mtn Road
  • From area South of School Street to just South of Heritage Way
  • Saddle Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Temporary Evacuation Point

  • Former K-Mart
  • 710 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA

Evacuation Shelter

  • RED CROSS – Call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment

Precautionary

  • Dailey Road East to West end of Gold Spur
  • Between top of Indian Oak Loop South to Williams Road and Williams Road South to Walker Basin Road
  • Between Johns Road East to East end of Douglas Avenue

Lifted*

  • LIFTED as of 6pm Saturday evening*
  • West end of Oak Ox Road East to Caliente Bodfish Road
  • Between Quail Canyon Road South to Foxtail Canyon Road
  • The west end of Owls Clover Road/Malivn Road east to the east end of Kendall Road
  • Between Erdle Drive South to Piute Meadows Road

CLOSURES

Roads

  • Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard
  • Approximately .25 mile east of Gossip Rock

RESOURCES

  • Staffing – Total 852 personnel including  92 overhead personnel
  • Equipment – 9 helicopters, 5 air tankers, 7 dozers, 32 engines, 11 water tenders, 22 crews

HASHTAGS

  • #StagecoachFire
  • #CAwildfires
  • #FireSeason2020

PHOTO(S) CREDIT

  • Central CA District – BLM

SOCIAL MEDIA

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  • Twitter & Facebook – @nwfireblog
  • Instagram – nw fire blog

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1420 PT