Skyway Firefighters Fight House Fire

Incident Summary |  Firefighters from Skyway, Renton and Tukwila were called out to their second house fire this afternoon.  This house fire is located in the 7600 block of South 135th Street in Skyway, Washington.

Resources | Firefighters from Skyway Fire, Tukwila Fire and Renton Fire have been deployed to the incident scene which is said to be their second house fire of the day.

Fire Operations | Primary and second searches of the structure were conducted but nothing was found.  At 1800 hours PST, fire operations were at 55 minutes on the incident clock with the Fire Investigator having an ETA of 40 minutes.

Injuries | One person was treated for smoke inhalation and has been transported to Valley Medical Center.

Photo Credit | Skyway Fire (KCFD 20)

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #SkywayFire #RentonRegionalFireAuthority

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1800 hours PST

 

 

#PleasantFire Explodes, Triples in Size | 3

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning on Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Highway 395, north of Bishop, California has tripled in size and still on course towards Laws Museum.  The fire has turned from 900 acres burned to 2,800 acres destroyed!  The fire is said to have started around 1412 hours on Sunday, February 18, 2018.    Strong winds have been hampering fire suppression efforts.

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Cause | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Resources | As of Sunday, there were 90 firefighters tasked with fire suppression efforts but as of Monday would explode alongside the fire to 400 personnel!  Fire engines have doubled from yesterday’s 25 to 50 and  from two fire crews to 20, while boosting  two bulldozers to four.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, ino USFS, CHP, CDC, CAL TRANS, Inyo Co SO, Mono Co SO, Paradise FD, DWP, Mammoth Fire, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Red Cross and Edison.

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Evacuations | Evacuations are in effect for Meadow Creek area, Pleasant Valley campground, Rudolph Ranch, HIghlands, Glenwood, Rite-Aid Complex, Bear Creek, Dixon Lane,  (All housing areas between) North Sierra Highway, Dixon Lane, Brockman, Five Bridges, Fish Slough and Laws. | UPDATE as of 1045 hours PST | The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office will reassess evacuation orders at 1600 hours due to additional safety concerns.

Shelter | An evacuation shelter for evacuees and their animals is located at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds located at 1234 Fair Street in Bishop, California 93514.  Their phone number is 760-813-3588.

Closures | Hwy 6 closed between Hwy 395 and the Nevada  State line; Pleasant Valley Road; Brockman Road and Chalkbluff Road.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.

Photo Credit(s) | Inyo County Sheriff’s Office.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

ABOUT Historic and Iconic Laws Railroad Museum |  Laws Museum is a railroad station built in the 1880’s and has been host to many locals and visitors alike.  The Museum is located at 395 Silver Canyon Road in Bishop, California.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

NEW! #RozellFire | Rueter MO | 1

ROZELL FIRE | Fire Fact – There have been five new fires  reported in the Eastern Area with one being a new large incident.  (Source: NIFC)

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning on the Mark Twain National Forest, about one mile south of Rueter, (Taney County) Missouri in short grass.

Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is extreme and the containment status remains at a zero-percent.   The fire has consumed 500 acres and is growing.

Resources | There are 19 personnel attached to this incident along with four engines and one helicopter.  Additional resources from the Missouri Highway Patrol are also assisting.

Damage Assessment |  The cost-to-date has reached $20,000.  There are no structures currently threatened or reported as destroyed.  No injuries to civilians or firefighters have been reported either.

Photo Credit | MSHP Trooper D.  Photos taken on February 15, 2018.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this fire incident of #RozellFire #MOwildfire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1045 hours PST

NEW! #Hwy34and73Fire | Hammon OK | 1

HWY 34 and 73 FIRE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire has ignited in the Oklahoma Department of Forestry’s area located six miles south of Hammon, Oklahoma.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire conditions include active fire behavior with wind-driven runs.  About 400 acres of land has been consumed.  The fire has a 59% containment status.

Resources | There are 58 personnel assigned to this incident with 24 engines.

Damage Assessments | There has been no structure reported as damaged or destroyed, however, cost-to-date expenses have reached $16,000.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

NEW! #Compartment4Fire | Naples Florida | 1

COMPARTMENT 4 FIRE

Fire Fact:  There were 307 new fires reported with three being new large incidents and two as not being contained and still burning in the Southern Area of the U.S.  This includes states in Oklahoma and Florida. (Source:  NIFC)

Incident Summary | A Wildfire has broken out in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve, about 10 miles east of Naples, Florida.  Fire fuels include southern rough.

Resources | There are about 12 personnel assigned to this fire along with seven engines from the Florida Wildlife Service (FWS).

Fire Conditions |  Fire behavior is moderate with flanking.  Firefighters have reached an 80% containment status.

Damage Assessment |  The fire has scorched 882 acres of land and there has been a cost-to-date of $15,000.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

#RedHorseFire Continues To Burn | 2

RED HORSE FIRE

Incident Summary | The Red Horse Fire that began on Sunday, February 18, 2018, that was began in the afternoon was said to be approximately ten miles long and about one mile wide continues to burn near Freedom, (Woods County) Oklahoma.

Resources | 150 firefighters are on the fire line which also include an OFS Task Force, one Air Attack Platform, one Type 1 Airtanker and Aerial Supervisor Module, two Type 1 helicopters and one OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform.

Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.

Current Status |  According to the OFS at midnight on Sunday, the fire had gained some ground and scorched about 3,600 acres so far but firefighters have gained a ten-percent containment status.

Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed.  There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

Fire Weather |  Current weather conditions consist of cloudy skies, temps of 39*F, winds at eleven-miles-per-hour and 57% humidity.

Fire Photography |  Photo Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Service (OFS)

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #RedHorseFire #OKwildfire

ABOUT FREEDOM, OKLAHOMA | Freedom is located in Woods County, which is about 25 miles west of Alva (pop. about 5,000) on State Highway 64 and on the banks of the Cimarron River.  In 2010, Freedom had a population of only about 289 residents.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1000 Hours PST

CA’s #PleasantFire Wind-Driven Fire | 2

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | A wildfire broke out around 1412 hours PST on Sunday, February 18, 2018, in the Pleasant Valley area from an unknown ignition.

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Cause | Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Command | Unified  Command is made up of CAL FIRE, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.

Resources | There are currently 90 firefighters on the fire line alongside with the aid of 25 engines, two fire crews and two bulldozers.

Incident Cooperators |  Inyo County Sheriff, CAL FIRE, Bishop FD, Independence FD, Big Pine FD, Lone Pine FD, CHP (Bishop) and Mono County Sheriff Department.

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Size Up | Fire suppression has been hampered by high winds at times.  The fire has scorched 900 acres (while other media outlets reporting up to 1,000 acres) and growing quickly.  There is a zero-percent containment status.  The fire had been at 100 acres at time of it starting to 900 acres within a short few hours.  It is currently burning in the Pleasant Valley area but is heading towards Laws Railroad Museum.

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Evacuations |  Inyo County Sheriff’s Office stated there are NO lifted evacuation orders as of 2140 hours PST. (We are thinking someone misreported that the evacuation orders had been lifted, hence, the strong response from the Sheriff’s Office that they have not been lifted).   Evacuation orders are still in order for Meadow Creek, Pleasant Valley campgrounds and Laws Museum.

Eastern Sierra Transit has partnered up with the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office to assist with evacuations.

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Shelter | An evacuation shelter for evacuees and their animals is located at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds located at 1234 Fair Street in Bishop, California 93514.  Their phone number is 760-813-3588.

Closures | Hwy 395 at the Nevada  State line; Pleasant Valley Road; Brockman Road and Chalkbluff Road.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.

Photo Credit(s) | Eastern Sierra Transit (bus).  Inyo County Sheriff’s Office (fires).

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

ABOUT Historic and Iconic Laws Railroad Museum |  Laws Museum is a railroad station built in the 1880’s and has been host to many locals and visitors alike.  The Museum is located at 395 Silver Canyon Road in Bishop, California.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Oklahoma’s Wildfire #RedHorseFire Miles Long

Near Freedom, Oklahoma | A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon around 1737 hours PST.  Around 2030 hours PST Social Media was in shock and awe of a wildfire reportedly 10 miles long and possibly one mile wide in the northwest region of Oklahoma.  The wildfire has been named the Red Horse Fire.

Resources | There are approximately eight-to-ten county fire departments on-scene with an unknown number of personnel.  An OFS Task Force was deployed around 1448 PST.

Command | Command is in Unified Command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and Freedom Fire Department.

Current Status | The fire was said to be still burning into the late night and at a 0% containment status.  We have reached out to the Oklahoma Forestry Services for an update on number of acres burned, number of personnel and containment status since their last update was three to four hours ago (at the time of this posting).

Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed.  There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

Fire Weather |  Current weather conditions in the area are 61*F with partly cloudy conditions and winds at 20 m.p.h. Humidity is at 80%.

Fire Photography |  Photo Credit:  Oklahoma Forestry Service (OFS)

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #RedHorseFire #OKwildfire

ABOUT FREEDOM, OKLAHOMA | Freedom is located in Woods County, which is about 25 miles west of Alva (pop. about 5,000) on State Highway 64 and on the banks of the Cimarron River.  In 2010, Freedom had a population of only about 289 residents.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2240 PST

Winter CA Fire Prompts Evacuations

Near Bishop, California | A wildfire broke out on Sunday afternoon around 1411 hours PST on Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Highway 395, north of Bishop.

Resources | Firefighters from the CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit responded and are on-scene.

Size Up | Currently, the fire has scorched 250 acres.  There is unknown containment status at the time of this posting

Evacuations | AT this moment, CAL FIRE states evacuations are in place for the Meadowlark area northeast of Bishop and the Pleasant Valley Campground.

Cause | There is an unknown cause at this moment.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CaWildfires

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

#KnobHillFire Spreads To Public Lands | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire that ignited on private land has spread on to public lands of the Coronado National Forest on the western side of the Dragoon Mountains by Cochise Stronghold.   It is about 15 miles east of St. David, Arizona.

FIRE STATUS

The fire started from an unknown cause on Saturday, February 10, 2018, and has reportedly already scorched 2,896 acres of dry grass and brush.   Fire behavior is moderate, creeping and backing.

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Firefighters have successfully reached a 15% containment status.

RESOURCES

About 167 firefighters are currently in full fire suppression on the fire line under an a Type 3 Incident Command.

The Cochise county Sheriff’s Office has set-up a hard closure on the west side of the dragoon Mountains and was due to be lifted at 1700 hours on Sunday.  Deputies will continue to close off the eastern area of the mountainside.

FIRE WEATHER

A Red Flag warning is in effect as of Monday, February 12th from 1200 hours to 1900 hours for high winds and low RH.  Conditions are warm and dry with large amounts of dried brush causing to be easily ignited.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using #KnobHillFire #AZwildfire hashtags for this incident.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog