#RedHorseFire Fully Contained | 3

RED HORSE FIRE

Incident Summary | The  Red Horse Fire that ignited on February 18, 2018 was said described as many as a wildfire that was stretched to 10 miles long and one mile wide.  It had burned a total of 2,549 acres.

After many long hours and tireless efforts, crews have reached a 100% containment status.

Resources | There are still 48 firefighters assigned to this incident, alongside of 18 engines.

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

Damage Assessments | There have been no reports of structures threatened, damaged or destroyed.  There has also been no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. The cost-to-date is $232,000.

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

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1849 Hours PST

#PleasantFire Almost Contained | 5

PLEASANT FIRE

Incident Summary | The Pleasant Fire has been burning since February 18, 2018, which ignited around 1412 hours on Sunday.  The fire has burned 2,070 acres and crews have reached an 85% containment status.

Current Fire Conditions | Mop-up operations continued today.

Fire Weather | Winds and below freezing temps continue in the area have not hampered containment progress.  Fire Managers are expected full containment of the incident by Saturday, February 24, 2018.  More resources are expected to be released after full containment efforts have been reached.

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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 |  Personnel have dropped from 400 to 313 assigned to this incident alongside 14 fire engines, 16 fire crews and two bulldozers.

Incident Cooperators |  CAL Fire – SBU, Inyo 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.

Shelter | An evacuation shelter is still open for displaced residents 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 | Brockman Lane (north of HWY 395), 5 Bridges Road, Pleasant Valley Reservoir Road, Jean Blanc Road, and Dixon Lane (west of housing area towards Brockman) Pleasant Valley Campground is closed. Escorts by Inyo Sheriff for emergency necessity only. Pit Campground is closed; however, escorts are available to retrieve belongings through BLM.

Damage Assessment | There have been no homes reported as damaged or destroyed, nor any injuries to civilians or fire crews as being reported reported.  The cost-to-date has reached an all-time high of $1.6 Million.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE – SBU unit.

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 1840 Hours PST

Colfax Train Derails Three Cars

Placer County |  Reports of a 113-car train that had derailed with three cars still upright in Colfax, prompted a large deployment of fire (and public safety) resources from CAL FIRE’s Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit on Thursday, February 22, 2018 around   1347 hours PST.

Initially, the three-rail cars that had derailed were said to be carrying non-hazardous materials and had not leaked all.  After their investigation, it was later determined the involved cars were actually empty.  There was no threat to the public.

The train briefly blocked East Grass Valley Road, as well as other nearby intersections but were reopened again.

The railway was said to be reopening again in about eight-to-twelve hours.

Resources | CAL FIRE and law enforcement agencies.

Injuries | There were no civilian and no Public Safety injuries reported.

Damage Assessment | No damage to the Colfax infrastructure was reported.

Cause | The cause of the derailment is unknown at this time.

Photo Credits | CAL FIRE Nevada – Yuba – Placer Unit.

Social Media | We are using #ColfaxDerailment #RailroadIncident for this incident.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

#PleasantFire Repopulation In Effect | 5

PLEASANT FIRE

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Incident Summary | A wildfire has been determined to have started around 1412 hours PST on  February 18, 2018, is still burning on the Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Highway 395, just north of Bishop, (Inyo County) California,  The wildfire had been previously reported as tripling in size to 2,800 acres was quickly reduced down to 2,250 acres after more accurate mapping had been completed.   Today, firefighters continue to hold the wildfire to the same acreage with forward progression as being stopped.

Firefighters have successfully reached a 65% containment status are said to be making good progress during their mop-up operations.

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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 |  350 fire personnel along with 20 engines, 18 hand crews and two bulldozers.  Local government fire resources have been released from the incident.

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.

Evacuations |  All evacuation orders have been lifted and all shelters (evacuation/animal) have been closed, as they are no longer needed.

Damage Assessment | There was one trailer destroyed another structure heavily damaged.  No civilian nor firefighter injuries were reported.

Photo Credit(s) | CAL FIRE .

Social Media | We are using hashtags #PleasantFire #CAwildfire

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog  – Updated @ 2055 hours PST

Large Commercial Structure Fire Ablaze | 1

Fresno, California |  A 6,000 square-foot commercial building is ablaze located on 99 South burning the Paul Evert’s RV Country facility in the Fresno/Selma, California area. The fire was reported around 1833 hours PST on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Resources | The first due, Ladder 87 reported heavy fire showing.  Two additional engines were requested (@ 1837 hours PST).  Total deployed fire resources include:  Fresno Fire BC 01, Engines 3, 7, 8 and Truck 19.

Command | Command is designated as “Paul IC”.

Social Media |  We are using the following hashtags already established on Social Media.  #paulevertsrvcountry #fire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

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! #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