Firefighters Respond to House Fire in South Seattle

Seattle, Washington – Firefighters from Skyway, Renton, Tukwila FD along with King County Medics were dispatched to a home in the 12900 block of 76th Avenue South just after 2000 hours PT on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

A full 360* of the building was unable to be completed by first arriving units due to overgrown brush and bushes surrounding the home.

Photo Credit | KC Tax Assessor

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It was stated that this appears it should be vacant but there remnants of people possibly living inside the structure.   When units were arriving, the fire had reached a 2nd alarm level but when Command arrived on-scene, the fire was downgraded to a first-alarm.

Units dispatched were Engines 322, 353, 311, 314, ; B311 (command), B313; L311, Rehab 202, MSO1 (medical), A322, Medic 5.

Firefighters quickly egressed on this fire knocking it down rather fast, then tapping the basement fire.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted but nothing was found.

There were no reported injuries or needs for displaced residents.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/30/2020 2100 PT

Wildland Fires Cause Units Run From One Fire to Another

Othello, Washington | Fire units that were previously on the Vantage Road Fire were in the process of going back into service, when another call came in.

Fire resources were responding to a new incident located at 262 East near Othello, Washington.  Units heading to the new location are 3121, 1130 and 1138.

This is for an unnammed fire.

The Reporting Party states there was a previous fire in the location. There are now embers flying in the area dropping to the ground but the fire has now gone out.

Units are responding this call listed as an Outside Fire.

UPDATE:  As of 2347 PT, the first arriving brush truck reported there were multiple small spot fires which he could handle, all other resources were cancelled.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog-Updated 7/11/2020 2345 PT

Road 11 Fire Intensifies Prompting Statewide Response | 3

Day 2 | Update 3 | 00:00 PT

UPDATE | Level 3 evacuations for the Town of Mansfield are Level 2.

Waterville, Washington – A 3-alarm brush fire broke out west of SR 172 and Roads 11 NW and E NW, just northeast of Wenatchee in Douglas County. The fire broke out on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Fire behavior is considered extreme, running and wind-driven.  To give an estimate of how dangerous this fast-moving fire really is to look at these significant events:

  • 1800 – Fire is listed at 2,000 acres with a 0% containment status
  • 1930 – Fire has exploded into 10,000 acres with a 0% containment status
  • 5 outbuildings are destroyed
  • 1 primary residence is lost
  • Level 2 evacuations were upgrade to level 3 due to threats to structures and crops
  • State Mobe approved 1730 PT

“10 residences west of the Town of Mansfield have received Level 2 evacuation notices.  Phone service is reported to be out.  Approximately 6 structures have been lost with one being a primary residence.”

-Douglas County Sheriffs Office

Fire Assets and equipment include:  (2) Type-2 Helicopters, (1) Air Attack Plane, (1) Lead plane, (1) Heavy Tanker and (5) SEATs.  The SEATs are most like dipping out of nearby Banks Lake while the others are able to fly into the Moses Lake Air Tanker base for retardant.  (1) Dozer is also en route.

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Level 3:

  • area south of McNeil Canyon Road near the fire
  • SR 172 at Rd 8 to McNeil Canyon Road

Level 2:

  • McNeil Canyon Road to the Town of Mansfield

==============  Public Service Announcments =================

Closed Roads | The Sheriffs Office is reporting some drivers are going around barricades that have closed off roadways on the McNeil Canyon Road.  It is important that all drivers heed the area closures to ensure your safety.  Please don’t get into a bind where you may need someone to come in to save you, while risking their life. This is a very dangerous and fast-moving fire and this will definitely save your life.

Resources include |  Douglas County Sheriff Office, Washington Emergency Management Spokane County Fire District 8, NWS Spokane, Washington  State Patrol, WA Fire Marshal, CEDAR Digital Corps, Fire Mappers, SE WA IMT.

State Mobe resources are starting to arrive (2225 PT).  They are working on establishing an ICP in Mansfield, where they will be staging.

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Spokane Co. Fire District 8 Chief Wilkins has been called up as a Strike Team Leader.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog 

Road 11 Fire Goes State Mobe | Douglas County, WA | 1

Waterville, Washington – A 3-alarm brush fire broke out west of SR 172 and Roads 11 NW and E NW in Douglas County around three-o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

The cause is unknown at the time of this post but we know there have been several RED FLAG WARNINGS issued by the NWS Spokane today and will go into the late hours of the night.

The fire behavior has been extreme with a high rate of spread as it jumps severeal local roadways and burning everything in its path.  At one time, the fire was said to be bumping up against major SR 172, which prompted immediate closures of this road along with many others and Level 1 and 2 evacuations.

Currently, the fire has scorched 2,000 acres and has a 0% containment status.

==============  Evacuations in effect =================

Level 2:

  • area south of McNeil Canyon Road near the fire
  • SR 172 at Rd 8 to McNeil Canyon Road
  • McNeil Canyon Road to the Town of Mansfield

It has been reported that only two outbuildings have been lost. No assessments of damaged structures have been reported as of yet, as the fire is burning out-of-control.

State mobe has been granted and requested by the Incident Commander. We are still waiting for what units/agencies will be deployed.  Stay tuned for more future updates!

Resources include:  Grant County Sheriff Office, WSDOT and local fire agencies.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1838 PT – 7/11/2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 3

Update 3- July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

PM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in an area in unpopulated mountains.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

Photo Credit | WA Fire Marshal

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There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Currently, there has been 5,760 acres burned and firefighters have a 10% containment status. This was lowered due to high winds that picked up in the area..

Roadways SR 24 from Road 24 SW to Hendricks Road were closed but reopened this morning at 0145 hours PT.

Photo Credit |  WSP Trooper John Bryant

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This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 1930 PT

 

WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 2

Update 2 – July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

AM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in unpopulated mountains and is being battled by air resources.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

The fire has destroyed 4,000 acres and there has been a successful 40% containment status gained.

The fire suppression and containment costs for this incident have reached $300,000 costs-to-date.

This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 0645 PT

 

New! WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | 1

Update 1 – July 6, 2020 – Monday

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in unpopulated mountains and is being battled by air resources.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Map Credit | Grant County Sheriff’s Office

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Fire units and equipments were dispatched today at  1311 PT which include:  BATT-32 CHIEF-601 CREW-22 CREW-52 DIV-601 E-4304 E-4401 E-4409 E-561 E-6696 E-841 E-842 E-863 PATROL-604 SE-JONES S SE-POLLACK SE-SEWELL SE-TSUBOTA.  Units represent  Grant County Fire Districts 5 (sent 3 tenders and Dozer5) and 8, Royal Slope, Hanford and Franklin County Fire Departments.

The SE WA Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1900 hours PT.

Additional Fire resources assigned:  Grant County Sheriff Office.  SE WA Type 3 IMT Team 2(Fire Managers), WA EMD, WA Fire Marshal.

A resource order was dispatched through the Puget Sound Interagency Communications Center at 1530 PT to respond to Highway 24 at milemarker 62.

The fire has scorched 4,000 acres of grass and brush with a rapid rate of spread.  The containment status is unknown at the time of this post. Acreage per WA DNR’s CAD system.

Photo Credit | Vicki Holt

This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

This fire name has been used many times over.  Fire history using this name include:

4/28/2020 | #SaddleMontainFire | Phoenix, Arizona.  3-4 acres. Forward progress has been stopped, mop-up operations in progress. – BLM AZ Fire

7/24/2019 | #SaddleMountainFire | 34 miles ENE of Yakima, near Mattawa, Washington. 350 acres. – Wildfire Bot

9/4/2018-9/7/2018  | #SaddleMountainFire | Grays Harbor County, WA. 67 acres. Helicopters and crews on-scene. The fire was quickly lined and fully contained on 9/7/2018.. – WA DNR

Photo Credit  | WA DNR

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8/02/2018 | #SaddleMountainFire | SE of Othello, Washington State.  5 engines, 1 helicopter are dispatched. Fire at 1,000 acres. – WA DNR

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/6/2020 2330 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