Southend Firefighters Respond to Commercial Fire

White Center, Washington | Southend Fire assets and equipment were dispatched to a 2-Alarm Commercial structure fire on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, just before five o’clock in the morning.

Photo Credit | Zone3 Fire REHAB


Units were quickly on-scene. Agencies were from the Puget Sound, Tukwila, Burien, Tukwila and Skyway Fire Departments, as well as the North Highline and King County Fire Districts.

King County Paramedics (IAFF 2595) and the King County Sheriff’s assisting with medical and traffic control.


REHAB units were also tied in to the call bringing out REHAB units 2, 3, 302, 304 and 322.

Crews brought in aerials and specialized equipment working to put out the stubborn and fierce fire.

The 2-Alarm incident took place  in the 10700 block of 16th Avenue, S.W., Seattle, Washington.

The structure was verified to be vacant building once housing a former funeral home.

As it continued to burn in the area, roadway closures began impacting the White Center community streets, one block out from 16th Avenue S.W. to S.W. 107th Streets.  This would be a normal process as multiple lines would be laid on the streets and up connected to hydrants.  This is to avoid drivers or those from damaging or destroying fire hoses.

No reports of firefighter injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/9/2020 – 1155 PT

Wildfire Activity Log | WA | July 7, 2020

Washington is starting to have have some wildfire activity this morning and this is a compiled list for Tuesday’s incidents in the State.

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GENE FIRE – Lyle – Klickitat County.

Dispatched 1246 PT. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush Contained/controlled 1511.

HOMER ADAMS FIRE – Deckerville, Mason County.

Dispatched 1115 PT. 0.1 acre. Grass. IC SHAFTO. Open CAD call. In patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

HORSE PARK FIRE – I-90 and Milepost 80 – Kittitas County.

Dispatched 1531 PT. .25 acres. Grass, brush and timber. Contained 1717 PT. Out 1800 PT.

LOWELL POINT FIRE – South end of Camano Island.

Dispatched 1235 PT. 0.1 acre of timber, hardwoods. Open CAD call.  Northwest Dispatch Center.

MULLINIX FIRE – South Millinix Road – Spokane County.

Dispatched 1836 PT.  AR7403 (IC), AR26 and AR7404. On-scene 1909 PT.  .25 acres. Open CAD call.  NE WA Comm Ctr.

QUAIL FIRE – Quail Valley Run, Kittitas County. 

Dispatched 1644 PT. Quail Valley Run. 0.3 acres slah, logs, duff. SE-Martin (IC), E4201, E4206, SE-Slyfiiel. Contained 1721 PT. Controlled 1855 PT.

SADDLE MTN FIRE – Western end of Saddle Mtn – Grant County.

Started approximately 7/6/2020 at 1230 PT. 9,958 acres. 50% contained. Cause is under investigation. No structures reported damaged or destroyed. No closures or evacuations are in effect.    This is the most current information for this wildfire. Fire is burning on US Fish & Wildlife protected land.

Resources include:  7 crews, 20 engines, 2 dozers, water and aircraft are unknown. 1 team of 8 smoke jumpbers with a total of 232 fire personnel assigned to this incident. the SE WA Interagency IMT, Team 2 is current managing this wildfire.  (this is also covered in a post of its own.


Additional resources were brought in on the day one of the fire (7/6/2020) which includes Grant County Fire District 8 and 5, as well as BLM and Handford FD.  There were 4 aircraft with an 8-person team of Jumpers. Afternoon winds would impact the fire area causing a challenge of keeping the fire within its containment lines.

STARR FIRE – Starr Road – Okanogan County.

Dispatched 1306 PT. 5.4 acres. Grass and brush. 1414 (IC). Open CAD Call. NE WA Comm Ctr and Central WA Comm Ctr. 2 acres.  Grass and brush.  Contained/controlled 1511 PT

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 2005 PT


NEW! | Polles Fire | Near Payson, Arizona

UPDATE 1 – JULY 5, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   A wildfire sparked by lightning, called the POLLES FIRE is burning about 11 miles west of Payson, Arizona and 6 miles south of Pine-Strawberry, Arizona in the Mazatzal Widerness.   It is also on the Tonto National Forest lands.

The fire started around July 3, 2020, from an isolated thunderstorm that showered  the area.

Photo Credit | Tonto NF

Polles Fire 7/3

RESOURCES.  There are 220 personnel assigned to this incident.

CURRENT STATUS.   The fire has destroyed 549 acres and there is a 0% containment status.

The NWS IMET is en route to the fire and should be arriving shortly.

The fire is only accessible by copter where it brought in 2 hotshot crews on July 3rd.  The fire has been pushed around with high sustained winds out of the southwest and low humidity, causing it to become very active and heading north and northeast on July 4th.

THREATS.   There are no communities or structures threatened at this time.

HASHTAGS.   #PollesFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 7/5/2020 2030 PT


Today has been a very busy day for wildland firefighters across the Nation on this Independence Day.  It is also one day in a year where it is different that years  COVID19, a virus in a pandemic has many people cooped up and a lot of folks say they will be celebrating like they always have.

In Washington State, it is dry and there have been some very hot days but not compared to years past.  Please refer to your local fire department/agency’s bans or limited restrictions on fireworks.

Here is a list of wildfires that have occurred in the State of Washington today.  This is up to the date of this post.  NOTE:  It is not dark yet but soon-to-be. We will report on the wildfires from tonight’s activities.  We hope there won’t be but we know people are this time of year.

Wishing everyone a safe and sane rest of your 4th of July!

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COLEMAN CREEK FIRE.  Wildfire. Coleman Creek Road. Kittitas County. 0.1 acre. Logs. Dispatched 1351 PT. Contained/controlled 1700 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

DENNIS ROAD FIRE.  Wildfire.   Webber Canyon. Benton County. 58 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1532 PT. Contained 1710 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

FLAGG MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Wildfire. Goat Creek. Okanogan County. 0.1 acre. Log, Duff. Dispatched 1647 PT. Contained 1856 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

INDEPENDENCE FIRE. Wildfire. unknown location. Douglas, grass and brush. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 1730 PT. Contained/controlled 1830 PT. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

LOG JAM FIRE.  Wildfire. Tumwater. Thurston County. 0.1 acre. Logs. E8201, Duvall (IC) on-scene. Dispatched 1849 PT.  South Puget Sound Dispatch Center. Open call.

LOMBARD FIRE.  Wildfire. 300 block of  E Lombard Road North, Mason County. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1532 PT. In Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

LOYD ROAD FIRE.  Smoke Check.  Loyd Road.  0.3 acres. E-4103 and E4104 dispatched at 2000 PT. Open call. Central Washington Comm Center.

MCALLISTER FIRE.  Wildfire. 1700 block of McAllister Court SE. Thurston County. 0.1 cre. E8207 dispatched. Edwards (IC). Dispatched 1920 PT. Resources en route. Open call. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

NORTH BRIAN FIRE.  Smoke Check. North Brian. Spokane County. AR63 and AR7409 are en route. Dispatched 1945 PT.  Open call. NEC Dispatch Center.

PICKENS FIRE.  Wildfire. Oberg Lake. Okanogan County. 4.5 acres. Grass and brush. HI27 (IC), HI7104 and HI7105. Dispatched 1512 PT. Resources on-scene 1538 PT. Open call. NEC Dispatch Center.

ROCK SPRINGS FIRE.  Wildfire. Yakima Training Center. Kittitas County. 100 acres. Grass and Brush. Dispatched 1229 PT. Contained 1755 PT. Controlled 1807 PT. Central WA Dispatch Center.

SILICA FIRE. Wildfire. Frenchman Coulee. Grant County. 15.5 acres. Grass and Brush. Dispatched 0045 PT. Crew-33 and E6696 still showing on-scene. Open incident. Central WA Dispatch Center.

TOWER FIRE. Wildfire.  Riverside. Okanogan County. 4.14 acres. Grass and brush. SO27 (IC) Dispatched 0038 PT. Contained 0400 PT. Controlled 0751 PT. NEC Dispatch Center.

HASHTAGS.  #WAwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2045 PT

JUNE 29, 2020 | JAMACHA FIRE | CA | 1


CAL FIRE San Diego and San Miguel Fire Department are on-scene of a brush fire are  involving several palm trees near Windwood Wy and Par Four Dr.

There are homes in the area but none are threatened.

This wildfire was reported this evening around 2050 hours PT.

More updates to be posted as information is received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2055 PT



A wildfire prompted fire personnel and equipment assets to be dispatched this evening at 1934 hours PT to Cedar Road in Spokane County, Washington.

Resources included AR 29 and AR 7406 (IC).  They were on-scene as of 2012 hours PT.

There has been 0.1 acre of grass, brush and reproduction burned.  It is unknown what the containment status is.

This is still an active and open incident.

#CedarFire #WAwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2145 PT


UPDATE 1 – JUNE 28, 2020

A 4-alarm wildfire is burning off of SR111 and West 4th in Niland (Imperial County), California that has spread to several homes and now to an apartment complex. There are reports of palm trees inside the apartment complex courtyard that are now ablaze.

The fire is moving east towards power lines.  All power has been cut to the City.

The City of Niland is beginning to evacuate but some people are refusing to leave, making it difficult for the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Officials to ensure residents’ safety.

An out-of-county strike has been ordered by the IC.

Some units from this fire have diverted to another Palm tree fire located at a home in the 8000 block of  Commercial Avenue, which is endangering two trees the reporting party’s residence.  This resident is supposed to be evacuating but is one of many refusing to leave, now his house is on fire.  A Sheriff Deputy and a Fire company is en route to the scene.

Per Scanner Feed, Fire and Law Enforcement were responding to fireworks calls.  A third fire call came in for a reported fire at the 600 block of Fleming. Fire Station 1 immediately was dispatched.

Resources include:  Yuma FD, Imperial FD.

We will provide additional updates as information comes available.

#CAwildfires #FireSeason2020 #ImperialValleyFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2100 PT

JUNE 28, 2020 | DYER FIRE | CA

UPDATE 1 – JUNE 28, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  A NEW wildfire named the DYER FIRE has ignited this evening and is burning on Dyer Road and Altamont Pass Road near the entrance of the landfill; just east of Livermore (Alameda County), California.

CURRENT STATUS.  The fire is listed at 5 acres with a moderate rate of spread and is wind-driven of light flashy fuels with windy conditions. Incident is just in the beginning stages of arriving personnel and equipment.

RESOURCES.  CAL FIRE and Alameda County FD firefighters are currently en-route to the scene.

UPDATES.  More updates will be provided as additional information is  received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2040 PT


UPDATE 1 – JUNE 28, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT | Bureau of Land Management (BLM)


INCIDENT SUMMARY.   The MAHOGANY FIRE started this afternoon.  The fire was said to be at about 15 acres around 1459 hours PT when firefighters were first dispatched.

The fire is to be located 24 miles north/west of the Las Vegas Strip near Mt. Charleston.

PHOTO CREDIT | Humboldt Toiyabe NF


CURRENT STATUS.  Fire behavior is extreme, wind-driven and potentially spotting.  The fire has exploded into 5,000 acres of pinyon juniper and brush and has a 10% containment status.

Fire weather as of 2000 PT consists of 12% relative humidty, temps of 95*F degrees with winds out of the south/southwest at 32 miles-per-hour.  Visibility is very good at 10 miles. (2000 hours PT)

PHOTO CREDIT | Humboldt Toiyabe NF


EVACUATIONS.   The Clark County Spring Mountain Youth Camp and Lee Canyon have been evacuated.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  NWS Las Vegas. NV Fire Cameras. BLM. Las Vegas Metro PD. Las Vegas FD. Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. Red Cross Nevada.

RESOURCES.  Aircraft have been grounded due to high winds.

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA.  Eyewitness accounts of this fire through various social media platforms.

“I can see the [fire] from Mt. Charleston Hotel, as it bends around the corner.”

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse….”

Fire can be seen growing as seen from Kyle Canyon Road.”

HASHTAGS.  #MahoganyFire #NVwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2025 PT



JUNE 28, 2020 | HIAWATHA 2 FIRE | WA

Grant County, Washington

A wildfire broke out near the Hiawatha Lake, just west of Moses Lake.  The local Fire Department, Grant County Fire District #5, BLM and DNR were dispatched and responded to the area to assist with fire suppression efforts and holding the fire to half-of-an-acre.

Fire fuels included:  grass and brush.

Video Credit | Grant County Fire District #5

At the time of this post, BLM was on-scene with an investigator while crews were mopping up the area.  A preliminary cause is unknown at this time.

Dispatched:  0423 PT.  Controlled/Contained/Out:  1500 PT.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1840 PT