The Wildfire Log | Howard Road Fire | WA | 1

Whidbey Island, Washington

Update 1 | Friday | June 14, 2019 | 2100 hours PDT

Firefighters and assets were dispatched to a brush fire located on Howard Road and SR 525, in the woods behind a bus stop on Whidbey Island around 2055 hours PDT.

Personnel was responding from South Whidbey Fire & EMS.

AVOID AREA.

Limited information.

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The Wildfire Log | Old Delaware Fire | WA | 1

STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Update 1 | June 12, 2019 – Wednesday | 2030 hours PDT

Fire personnel and assets were dispatched via the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center today at 1634 hours PDT for a wildfire in the Old Kettle area of Stevens County, Washington.

No photo description available.

A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued fro the east and Washington State areas due to gusty winds and lightning expected Thursday & Friday.

Resources included: AR 451 AR 63 DNR 33 E 12 HT 43 NC 25 NC 26 NC 40 NC 41+Crew NC 42+Crew NC 43+Crew NC 44+Crew NC 61 NC 7301 NC 7302 NC 7303 NC 7304 NC 7305 NC 7306 NC 7307 were on-scene immediately.

About 5.5 acres of grass, brush and duff was scorched. Fire crews have the fire 100% lined. (per WA DNR CAD system).  The WA DNR PIO states fire is actually 2 acres and listed just outside of Kettle Falls.

No photo description available.

Fire crews and aircraft worked hand-in-hand working to gain a full containment.

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The Wildfire Log | Calaveras Fire | CA | 1

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2045 hours PDT

A wildfire is burning in the CAL FIRE SCU area that provides fire services in the Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and in the western portion of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE SCU

It started on June 10, 2019, off of Calaveras Road and Weller Road, just east of Milpitas in Santa Clara County, California.

Fire crews have successfully held this to a small 35 acres and 90% containment.  Full containment is expected on Wednesday, June 12th.

This evening, firefighters will continue to reinforce containment lines and mop-up operations, as well as extinguishing any hot spots may rekindle in unburned fuels.

A firefighter was reportedly injured during yesterday’s fire suppression efforts. His condition is unknown.

As fire managers were managing this incident, another wildfire ignited called the WATER FIRE on the same day and located just west of the Calaveras Reservoir.  Crews were able to stop the forward spread of this fire.

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Product Recall | Adapters by Apple due to Risk of Electrical Shock

EVERYWHERE

What Recalled | Apple has recalled about 814,000 (in US) and 81,000 additionally (in Canada) the Apple AC World Travel adapter Kits on June 5th, due to the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter and posing an electrical shock risk.Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

The Remedy | Those using this product, need to stop and replace it directly with Apple directly by contacting them by phone at 800-275-2273 any given time or online at http://www.apple.com.

Safety Alerts | The manufacturer has received six reports from other countries (outside of the US and Canada) that the wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks including two whom needed immediate medical attention with further long-term care.  No reports by US consumers have been reported.

Locations | This type of product can be found at Apple stores and other home electronic stores nationally, as well as online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.00

Manufacture Location | China

Recall Number | 19-132.

Recall Details | This is deemed a voluntary recall by the company.  This information has been released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  This recall is also being put into effect by Amazon and other retailers.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/10/2019 2015 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | LA City Brush Fire | CA | 1

CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | June 10, 2019 | Monday | 1845 hours PDT

A brush fire named the LA CITY BRUSH FIRE at Hansen Dam has been logged into the Angeles Emergency Communications Center’s CAD system at 1751 hours PDT.

We are not showing any resources being dispatched but we will be looking for additional details when they are available.

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MCI | Crane Collapse | TX | 3

DALLAS, TEXAS

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1500 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

USAR members from the Dallas Fire Department are on-scene of a crane collapse major incident in the 2600 block of Live Oak Street in Dallas, Texas.

This accident occurred today when strong winds blew this large piece of equipment on to an apartment complex.

Resources

Due to the large MCI incident, DFD dispatched the following USAR units:  US33, US19; TR33, TR19; SU03; RE01, RE03, RE06, RE08, RE11, RE19, RE57, RE53, RE44, RE42, RE38, RE37, RE34, RE33, RE23, RE218, RE219, RE780, RE81, RE82, RE83, RE84, RE807, RE815; BC03 BC09; EN19, EN23, EN09, EN19, EN23, EN33, EN46; HM03,

Current Status

It has been reported sadly that one person was killed and six injured from this tragedy. We are thinking about their families and communities where they may have lived, worked or were a part of.

Social Media

#MCI_DallasFire

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MCI | Crane Collapse | TX | 2

DALLAS, TEXAS

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1400 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

USAR members from the Dallas Fire Department are on-scene of a crane collapse major incident in the 2600 block of Live Oak Street in Dallas, Texas.

This accident occurred today when strong winds blew this large piece of equipment on to an apartment complex.

This reminds us of the Seattle crane collapse, only happening more recently.  It blew over in a windstorm. – Ed.

Resources

Due to the large MCI incident, DFD dispatched the following USAR units:  US33, US19; TR33, TR19; SU03; RE01, RE03, RE06, RE08, RE11, RE19, RE57, RE53, RE44, RE42, RE38, RE37, RE34, RE33, RE23, RE218, RE219, RE780, RE81, RE82, RE83, RE84, RE807, RE815; BC03 BC09; EN19, EN23, EN09, EN19, EN23, EN33, EN46; HM03,

Social Media

#MCI_DallasFire

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MCI | Crane Collapse | TX | 1

DALLAS, TEXAS

JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1315 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

USAR members from the Dallas Fire Department are on-scene of a crane collapse major incident in the 2600 block of Live Oak Street in Dallas, Texas. This accident occurred today from an unknown cause.

Resources

Due to the large MCI incident, DFD dispatched the following USAR units:  US33, US19; TR33, TR19; SU03; RE01, RE03, RE06, RE08, RE11, RE19, RE57, RE53, RE44, RE42, RE38, RE37, RE34, RE33, RE23, RE218, RE219, RE780, RE81, RE82, RE83, RE84, RE807, RE815; BC03 BC09; EN19, EN23, EN09, EN19, EN23, EN33, EN46; HM03,

Social Media

#MCI_DallasFire

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Fire Event | Era of Megafires | Cle Elum, Washington

CLE ELUM, WASHINGTON

ERA OF MEGAFIRES,

A Multimedia Digital Video Presentation

Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition and The Nature Conservacy in Washington – Central Cascades Forest are host to this great fire event to be held in Cle Elum, Washington.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 1800 hours PDT (6pm) to 2000 hours PDT (8pm) at the Swauk Teanaway Grange #984.  It is located at 1361 W. Ballard Hill Road in Cle Elum, Washington State 98922.

This is a FREE event and open to all.  It is sponsored by the Washington Department of Resources (WA DNR) Landowner Assistance Program.

The presentation is said to discuss the increased firestorms, or destructive megafires well over 100,000 acres and how they impact our personal and business lives.   Learn about ways to be prepared, the research and the visual storytelling from the award-winning film company, NORTH 40 PRODUCTIONS.

You will surely be educated and a must-see for fire prone communities.  More details here (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/events/375005303138275/

Wishing we could but we have other commitments but we encourage you and your family to attend this very informative and engaging event. – Ed.

2019 NW Fire Blog (repost)

 

The Wildfire Log | WA | Week of April 15, 2019

Washington State | Due to the Fire Season starting early this year, we have begun our weekly series called The Wildfire Log for each State starting with Washington and then Oregon.  As fires start picking up, we will be trying our best (to stay caught up) to report them on a daily basis. Past years have been so crazzzzeeeee – and, that’s an understatement.

Here is your Wildfire Activity log for the week of April 15, 2019 (Monday through Saturday).

Chelan County

4/17/2019 @ 1615 hours | Merry Canyon Fire | Merry Canyon. Grass fire fuels.  0.75 acres. Contained and controlled 1453 hours. Incident #SES-45 PN L75T (1502) CDQ-221.

Colville Agency/Mt Tolman

4/20/2019 @ 1324 Hours | Jack Wells Road Fire | Limited information. 1 acre. Inc #COA-1900-50 L78J.

Kittitas County

4/15/2019 @ 1604 hours | Manastash Creek Fire | Manastash Creek.  Grass fire.  0.1 acres. Contained @ 1710 and controlled @ 1711 hours. Incident #SES-43 CDP-221.

Okanogan County

4/18/2019 @ 0759 hours | Silver Queen Fire | Silver Queen.  0.1 acre.  WFS jurisdiction.  Incident #NES-1166 AOH-221.

4/17/2019 @ 1805 hours | Antwyne Split Fire | Antwyne Valley.  1.74 acres of grass, brush, timber, logs and duff.  IC HI 7102.  Contained 4/17/2019 @ 2315 hours. Controlled 4/18/2019 @ 1000 hours. Inc #NES-1168 AOI-221.

Spokane County

4/16/2019 @ 1601 hours | Espanola Fire | Chase Road.  Grass, brush and timber fire fuels. 0.1 acre. IC AR444.  Contained on 4/16/2019 @ 1700 hours. Controlled @ 4/16/2019 @ 1800 hours. Inc #NES-1164 AOF-221.

Stevens County

4/17/2019 @ 1602 hours | Cole Creek Fire | Grass, brush and slash fire fuels. 0.2 acres. IC NC 26.  Patrol status.  Inc #NES-1167 AOJ-221.

4/17/2019 @ 1105 hours | Gillette Creek Fire | Adam Sherry.  WFS jurisdiction. 0.1 acre. Inc# NES-1165 AOG-221.

4/16/2019 @ 1554 hours | Corbett Fire | Corbett Creek.  Grass fire fuels.  0.4 acre.  Contained on 4/16/2019 @ 1630  hours. Controlled and put out on 4/18/2019 @ 1101 hours. Inc #NES-1163  AOE-221.

4/15/2019 @ 1804 Hours | Flowery Fire | Flowery Trail. Grass, brush and slash fire fuels. 2 acres. IC NC 345.  Contained on 4/15/2019 @ 2000.  Controlled on 4/16/2019 @ 1000 hours.  Inc #NES-1160 AOD-221.

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