NEW | Washington Wildfire | Coyote Ridge Fire | 1

SPOKANE COUNTY, Washington —

UPDATE 1 – 2000 hours PDT

A wildfire is burning on Long Lake in Spokane County, officially named the COYOTE RIDGE FIRE.   This area is also known as Lake Spokane in Nine Mile Falls in Washington State.

Approximately,  0.5 acres of grass, b,rush, slush, reproduction and timber have been consumed.

Resources include AR-26, AR-32, AR-442 and AR-445 were dispatched through the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center at 1658 hours on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Resources arrived on-scene around 1745 hours PDT.

AREA FIRE HISTORY

There was a previous fire on Long Lake Road on the Spokane County side on July 31, 2015 with extreme fire behavior and burning 400 – 500 acres in an hour.  It was about five miles east of Highway 231.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

 

NEW | Washington Wildfire | Rumsey Road Fire | 1

PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Washington —

UPDATE 1 – 1945 hours PDT

LOCATION

A wildfire is burning on Highway 2 at Milepost #330 in Pend O’reille County as of Friday, July 13, 2018.  This area is near Newport, Washington.

RESOURCES

Resources include AR-414, AR-63, BENNETT E-31, H-340, HT-42, LT-34 and NC-343 at 1759 hours.  Al resources were on-scene by 1805 hours.

SIZE

The fire was listed as consuming three acres.  There is a 0% containment status.

RESOURCES

Pend O’Reille County Fire District and the POC Sheriff Office

CLOSURES

The Pend O’Relle County Sheriff’s Office is handling traffic enforcement for the following areas:

Highway 2 @ MP 330:  Closed about three miles south of Newport).

Highway 2 Detour:  Calispel x 1st Street to Deer Valley in Newport and South Shore to Coyote Trail at Diamond Lake.

CURRENT WEATHER

The current temps are 88*F with winds at 7 mph with RH at 17%.  Skies are fair. Temps are expected to dip into the 50’s later this evening with partly cloudy skies.

(c) 2018 NW Fire  Blog

 

NEW | Washington Wildfire | Crystal Cove Fire

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. – UPDATE 1 – 1900 hours PDT

A new wildfire at about three acres broke out on Sunday evening, prompting resources to be dispatched around 1617 hours PDT through the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

The original resources responding were AA, 444TS, AR-20, AR-26B, AR-44, AR-443, AR-63, C-6201, FB-202, FB-206, H-340, HT-41, HT-43 and NC-347.  They were quickly on-scene by 1642 hours PDT.

WA DNR sent out notification they had sent three engines, two hand crews, three planes and one helicopter at 1808 hours PDT.

The CRYSTAL COVE FIRE is also showing the same incident name as MILES FIRE (in the Wildcad.net system).

The fire is located northwest of Fort Spokane in Lincoln County, Washington.

ABOUT THE NEWICC

The Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center based in Colville has a coverage area that includes all or portions of Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Lincoln, Whitman, Adams, Grant and Garfield Counties.

The “Center” includes the US Forest Service,  Bureau of Land Management (BLM), USWFS, DNR and the National Park Service.

The Center dispatches and tracks 54 engines, 12 hand crews and over 150 fire personnel at given time.  In 2017, they began dispatching SEAT Bases at Omak and Deer Park, each having two firebosses, one air attack and one helicopter.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Washington Wildfires Scorch in the last 24 Hours | July 5, 2018

WASHINGTON STATE –  We do not have enough fingers to count all of the wildfires igniting all over the State but we do have this single post to bring to you what is burning out there.

WA DNR:  “We responded to 31 wildfire starts (human-caused fires) were very thankful to the public about being so cautious.  Extremely happy fires were small.”

Photo Credit | WA DNR

CHELAN COUNTY

Little Camas Fire | Outside of Cashmere

Little Camas.  Timber and Slash. 300 acres (at last report).  BAT 21 (IC), BAT-22, CREW-15, CREW-52, CREW-74, E-672, FUELS-34, H-1MR, H-341, SE-140, SE-146. Dispatched @ 1201 hours. (Central WA Interagency Comm Center)

GRANT COUNTY

Salmon Hole | China Bar

Grass and brush. 7 acres.  BLM-13 E-6695, BLM E-842. IC Dave Patterson. Dispatched @ 1659 hours. (Central WA Interagency Comm Center)

GRAYS HARBOR

South Bank Fire | Grays Harbor

Grass, brush and duff.  Dispatched @ 1405 hours.  Resources were reportedly en route. .5 acres. (Pacific Cascade Dispatch Center)

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Fisherman Harbor Fire | Fisherman’s Harbor, Quilcene

Dispatched @ 1033 hours.  Controlled at 1311 hours.  Timber.  IC TJ Clavin.  (Olympic Region Dispatch)

KING COUNTY

Boise Creek Starburst | Enumclaw

Grass and slash.  IC WOHLMAN @ 0830 hours. Dispatched @ -0145 hours.  Controlled/Contained @ 0830 hours. (South Puget Sound Dispatch)

OKANOGAN COUNTY

Riverside Cutoff Fire | Riverside Cutoff

Dispatched @ 0650 hours. 14.3 acres. Contained/controlled at 0907 hours.

PIERCE COUNTY

Landing Camp | Elbe Hills

Timber and slash.  Dispatched at 1019 hours.  Contained/controlled @ 1020 hours. Fire is out.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch)

SKAGIT COUNTY

Alger Hill Fire |  Alger Mountain Rd  from Skarrup

Grass, brush.   .25 acres.  Dispatched @ 1656 hours.  Contained/Controlled at 1700 hours. 4 engines o/s with 1 overhead. 40-50% contained and mop-up initiated as listed.

SKAMANIA COUNTY

Cape Horn Fire | Cape Horn.  Dispatched @ 0726 hours.  IC Omar Flores as of 0847 hours. .25 ac. (Columbia Cascade Comm Center)

SPOKANE COUNTY

Idaho Road Fire  | Liberty Lake County Park – Off Road Park

Spokane Co Fire District 8 fire crews (from Station 85)were dispatched @ 1300 hours along with Spokane Valley Firefighters. Grass, brush, reproduction, light and heavy timber. AR-28, AR-32 (IC as of 1655 hours) , AR-414, AR-422, HT-44, LOA-16, LOA-21, NC 40-CREW, NC 41-CREW and NE-12.  (DNR), plus SFCD8 and Spokane Valley FD. Resources on-scene @ 1447 hours. 8 acres.  Dispatched @ 1403 hours PDT.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Hog Lake  Fire, Hog Canyon Fire | Hog Lake

Grass, brush, and light timber.  AR-25, AR-31, AR-441, AR-445, AR-446, AR-450, BLM-21, C-6201, HT-41. IC (Turnbull) as of 1900 hours. Dispatched @ 1327 hours. Resources arrived on-scene @ 1405 hours.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Cedar Spot Fire | North Cedar Road

Slash.  AR-414 (IC). Slash fire fuels.  0.01 acre.  Dispatched @ 1051 hours. Contained at 1115 hours. Controlled @ 1133 hours. In patrol status.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

STEVENS COUNTY

Dry Gulch Fire | Dry Gulch.

E-12, NC-324, NC-326, IC (REIPE). Dispatched @ 1547 hours.  Resources o/s @ 1637 hours. PDT (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Virgil Way Fire | Nine Mile

Grasses, brush, reproduction and light timber.  Resources included 8 engines, 20-hand crew as AR-26C (IC), AR-26B, AR-442, AR-443, AR-447, AR-448, AR-449, AR-63, HT-42. Dispatched @ 1316 hours.  Resources on-scene include Stevens County Fire District 1 and WA DNR. 4.5 acres.  (NE WA Interagency Comm Center)

Cotton Trail Fire | Quartzite Mountain

Grass, brush and duff. 0.1 acre. Dispatched at 0959 hours.

THURSTON COUNTY

Martin Way Fire | Martin Way, Lacey

Dispatched @ 1426 hours.  In Patrol status. Limited information

Runyon Fire | Rainier

Dispatched at 1230 hours PDT.  Grass, brush, timber.  IC EDWARDS. Resources o/s.  Contained @ 1800 hours. Controlled at 1845 hours. .5 acres.  (South Puget Sound Dispatch)

WHATCOM COUNTY

Haxton Way Fire | Near Silver River Casino

Dispatched at 1353 hours PDT.  Contained at 1500 hours.  Controlled at 1530 hours.  Grass and brush.  0.5 acre.  IC Richardson @ 1511 hours.  In Patrol status. (NW Region DNR Dispatch Center)

Lake Samish Fire | Lake Samish

Dispatched at 0001 hours. Grass, brush and slash.  PARKS ICT5 effective @ 1130 hours.   0.5 acres. In patrol status @ 1617 hours.  (NW Region DNR Dispatch Center)

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2200 hours PDT

 

SODO Commercial Structure Seriously Damaged by Fire | 2

SEATTLE, Wash. – A commercial building located in the 3600 block of E Marginal Way South in the SODO industrial area and near the main arterial Spokane Street, caught fire on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Fire was from an unknown ignition causing massive damage to the 3651 Warehouse building – an Event Rental Space building. (per Google Maps and Seattle’s CAD exact address given)

Fire seen from Coulon Park in Renton, Washington | Photo Credit: Diego A Santiago

RESOURCES

Seattle Fire dispatched the following units on July 4th at 1903 hours (PDT) for both the initial and 2nd Alarm companies:

E13, L17, B5, E36, A14, AIR10, B7, DEP1, E27, E30, E32, E5, E6, L11, L3, M10, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF 10, B5, E36, E13, L7

FIRE TACTICS

Here are some of the highlights from the actual fire call as we focused on live coverage on both of our Facebook (@nwfireblog) and Twitter (@nwfireblog) pages.

Water  Supply

In the early stages of the structure fire, firefighters quickly set up water supplies in various areas around the fire building.  One of several were established with the first one where lines were laid over Burlington RR tracks (the RR was notified). A second one was established in Division Bravo, protecting an exposure building to the South. A third location which they laid 1,000 feet of a hose line to the nearest hydrant.

Command

Command made sure all fire crews were aware of his fire objectives when At 40 minutes into the fire, he stated they were working to knock down the fire and make sure there were no extension through the fire wall on the Alpha side.  They wanted to save the front of the building and stopping any extension. They wanted to go for a maximum flow in Division Bravo and Delta.

Ladder 3 was assigned as the RIT team.

50 minutes on the incident clock (1955 hours)

Ladder 7 would experience a mechanical failure in which the aerial could no longer pump water from its aerial.

70 minutes on the incident clock (2015 hours)

Division Alpha

Firefighters were working successfully with 2 1/2″ hand lines on the exterior side in defensive fire operations.

Division Bravo

Engine 5 became the supply line to Ladder 7 on the Charlie side from the Bravo side. They were busy helping Ladder 7 establish Ladder Pipe Operations, along with Ladder 1.

L1 was located at the Alpha/Bravo of the exposure building.  More resources were needed for manpower.  A 3rd Alarm was called by the IC but was later cancelled.

E25 set up a 2 1/2″ dry hose line to L7. (2000 hours)

Fire was knocked down on the Bravo / Charlie side. Some crews were sent to REHAB for recycling.

Fire was knocked down completely in the Charlie side with no extensions. (2007)

City Light arrived in this Division and helped shutdown all power lines.

Units in the Division Bravo area included L1, L7 (Alpha), E27, E6, B6, E5 and E2.

Division Charlie

Aid 14 was assisting L7 with Ladder Pipe Operations but was recalled to the  Command Post.  Another unit would come in and continue with assistance.

Fire was knocked down (1950 hours).

L17 Team Bravo was assigned to Division Charlie.  A 2 1/2″ line was put in on Charlie from Delta side.  They were working on assisting with putting out car fires.

Division Delta

E13 was located on the Charlie/Delta exposure side where a fence was located. Their needs for (2) 2 1/2″ to help save the building on the corner of the exposure building.

Cars in the rear of the building were catching on fire.  The IC cancelled the 3rd Alarm due to firefighters were fighting defensively and not going interior.

They were making good progress and would later shutdown L7 (Alpha) ladder pipe operations and to implement a reassessment.

Rooftop Operations

Firefighters were on the most Southern rooftop and could see the fire building on their stable operating platform. They observed the roof caved in on the Fire building but that others were not affected.

Due to their good location, they stated they could hit the fire building safely from the rooftop with (2) 2 1/2″ lines safely.

Engine 25 Officer would become assume Rooftop Operations (2013).

REHAB Operations

REHAB Operations was established to help rehydrate firefighters with water, healthy foods and in conjunction with Medical Group in making sure crews are assessed for medical reasons.  They are generally grouped together with the Seattle Fire Buffs and near the Seattle Fire Air Unit.

Fire PIO

A presser was released by the Seattle Fire Department stating that the main body of fire has been put out but fire crews will remain on scene working on spot fires throughout the night into the following day.

The fire was contained to one commercial building.

Fire investigators will be investigating the cause.  There is no preliminary cause known at this time.

No injuries were reported to civilians or firefighters.

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Seattle Fire’s Ladder 1 (Stock Photo) | (c) NW Fire Blog

Social Media

We have seen reports that this was a “Junkyard” Fire and another stated it was a 4-Alarm fire.  We can confirm this was a commercial structure fire and only a 2-Alarm.  It was a 3-Alarm for a very short time but then it was cancelled by Command as they stated they weren’t going interior operations.

As many of you know, we work to try to provide the best and most accurate details of any fire-related/Public Safety/Emergency/Disaster event we cover or write about.  We generally glean information from verified sources before we publish.  There are many versions of this fire incident in the news and through eyewitness throughout the Seattle area.

Editor’s Message(s):

We thank you for reading our post and understanding how this fire unfolded.  We send our sincere condolences to those whom may be affected by the fire from the owners down to Management to the employees.

Special Thank Yous to all of the Seattle Fire crews who worked in dangerous fire and weather conditions to get this fire out and for those who will spend their 4th of July on Fire Watch throughout the night.

To those who support the Fire Service, including the Dispatchers and Fire Buffs (REHAB Support) who took part in this incident. Your engaging efforts were well received and appreciated.  You all did a great and amazing job.

To the Seattle Police Officers that handled Traffic Control and other assigned duties.  We appreciate your dedication and service.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2330 hours PDT 

SODO Commercial Structure Seriously Damaged by Fire | 1

SEATTLE, Wash. – A commercial building located in the 3600 block of E Marginal Way South in the SODO industrial area and near the main arterial Spokane Street, caught fire on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Fire was from an unknown ignition causing massive damage to the 3651 Warehouse building – an Event Rental Space building. (per Google Maps and Seattle’s CAD exact address given)

RESOURCES

Seattle Fire dispatched the following units on July 4th at 1903 hours (PDT) for both the initial and 2nd Alarm companies:

E13, L17, B5, E36, A14, AIR10, B7, DEP1, E27, E30, E32, E5, E6, L11, L3, M10, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF 10, B5, E36, E13, L7

FIRE TACTICS

Here are some of the highlights from the actual fire call as we focused on live coverage on both of our Facebook (@nwfireblog) and Twitter (@nwfireblog) pages.

Water  Supply

In the early stages of the structure fire, firefighters quickly set up water supplies in various areas around the fire building.  One of several were established with the first one where lines were laid over Burlington RR tracks (the RR was notified). A second one was established in Division Bravo, protecting an exposure building to the South. A third location which they laid 1,000 feet of a hose line to the nearest hydrant.

Command

Command made sure all fire crews were aware of his fire objectives when At 40 minutes into the fire, he stated they were working to knock down the fire and make sure there were no extension through the fire wall on the Alpha side.  They wanted to save the front of the building and stopping any extension. They wanted to go for a maximum flow in Division Bravo and Delta.

Ladder 3 was assigned as the RIT team.

50 minutes on the incident clock (1955 hours)

Ladder 7 would experience a mechanical failure in which the aerial could no longer pump water from its aerial.

70 minutes on the incident clock (2015 hours)

Division Alpha

Firefighters were working successfully with 2 1/2″ hand lines on the exterior side in defensive fire operations.

Division Bravo

Engine 5 became the supply line to Ladder 7 on the Charlie side from the Bravo side. They were busy helping Ladder 7 establish Ladder Pipe Operations, along with Ladder 1.

L1 was located at the Alpha/Bravo of the exposure building.  More resources were needed for manpower.  A 3rd Alarm was called by the IC but was later cancelled.

E25 set up a 2 1/2″ dry hose line to L7. (2000 hours)

Fire was knocked down on the Bravo / Charlie side. Some crews were sent to REHAB for recycling.

Fire was knocked down completely in the Charlie side with no extensions. (2007)

City Light arrived in this Division and helped shutdown all power lines.

Units in the Division Bravo area included L1, L7 (Alpha), E27, E6, B6, E5 and E2.

Division Charlie

Aid 14 was assisting L7 with Ladder Pipe Operations but was recalled to the  Command Post.  Another unit would come in and continue with assistance.

Fire was knocked down (1950 hours).

L17 Team Bravo was assigned to Division Charlie.  A 2 1/2″ line was put in on Charlie from Delta side.  They were working on assisting with putting out car fires.

Division Delta

E13 was located on the Charlie/Delta exposure side where a fence was located. Their needs for (2) 2 1/2″ to help save the building on the corner of the exposure building.

Cars in the rear of the building were catching on fire.  The IC cancelled the 3rd Alarm due to firefighters were fighting defensively and not going interior.

They were making good progress and would later shutdown L7 (Alpha) ladder pipe operations and to implement a reassessment.

Rooftop Operations

Firefighters were on the most Southern rooftop and could see the fire building on their stable operating platform. They observed the roof caved in on the Fire building but that others were not affected.

Due to their good location, they stated they could hit the fire building safely from the rooftop with (2) 2 1/2″ lines safely.

Engine 25 Officer would become assume Rooftop Operations (2013).

REHAB Operations

REHAB Operations was established to help rehydrate firefighters with water, healthy foods and in conjunction with Medical Group in making sure crews are assessed for medical reasons.  They are generally grouped together with the Seattle Fire Buffs and near the Seattle Fire Air Unit.

Social Media

We have seen reports that this was a “Junkyard” Fire and another stated it was a 4-Alarm fire.  We can confirm this was a commercial structure fire and only a 2-Alarm.  It was a 3-Alarm for a very short time but then it was cancelled by Command as they stated they weren’t going interior operations.

As many of you know, we work to try to provide the best and most accurate details of any fire-related/Public Safety/Emergency/Disaster event we cover or write about.  We generally glean information from verified sources before we publish.  There are many versions of this fire incident in the news and through eyewitness throughout the Seattle area.

Editor’s Message(s):

We thank you for reading our post and understanding how this fire unfolded.  We send our sincere condolences to those whom may be affected by the fire from the owners down to Management to the employees.

Special Thank Yous to all of the Seattle Fire crews who worked in dangerous fire and weather conditions to get this fire out and for those who will spend their 4th of July on Fire Watch throughout the night.

To those who support the Fire Service, including the Dispatchers and Fire Buffs (REHAB Support) who took part in this incident. Your engaging efforts were well received and appreciated.  You all did a great and amazing job.

To the Seattle Police Officers that handled Traffic Control and other assigned duties.  We appreciate your dedication and service.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2240 hours PDT

Washington Wildfire | SR 821 Fires | 3

UPDATE | 2224 | IC reports: both flanks out. Light fire activity. Fire in ditch by RR tracks. To start mop-up operations in a few minutes. All other fire units to CODE GREEN. Have enough fire resources to handle themselves.

SELAH, Wash. – Two spot fires were called into Fire Dispatch that were to be 50′ across and 100′ in size at 3703 SR 821 in Yakima County.   A second caller stated they could see smoke on Selah Road and heading up the ridge.

The first arriving engine reported a 2-3 acre fire, with it heading up the ridge.  The fire appeared to be burning near the Burlington Northern RR tracks.

Reports by the IC of explosions were happening within the fire.  The fire was reported to Dispatch as moving into the canyon.

An immediate request for Washington State Patrol to shutdown SR 821, as well as an urgent need for additional resources.

Fire Dispatch began putting through notifications paging out Selah stations 21, 22, 24, 26 and 29, other resources.

Fire resources, including the Kittitas County Strike team and Command Officer previous assigned to the CONRAD FIRE were being released and diverted to this one.

There is no known cause at this time.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Original posted 7/1/2018 2205 hours PDT

 

Washington Wildfire | SR 821 Fires | 2

SELAH, Wash. – Two spot fires were called into Fire Dispatch that were to be 50′ across and 100′ in size at 3703 SR 821 in Yakima County.   A second caller stated they could see smoke on Selah Road and heading up the ridge.

The first arriving engine reported a 2-3 acre fire, with it heading up the ridge.  The fire appeared to be burning near the Burlington Northern RR tracks.

Reports by the IC of explosions were happening within the fire.  The fire was reported to Dispatch as moving into the canyon.

An immediate request for Washington State Patrol to shutdown SR 821, as well as an urgent need for additional resources.

Fire Dispatch began putting through notifications paging out Selah stations 21, 22, 24, 26 and 29, other resources.

Fire resources, including the Kittitas County Strike team and Command Officer previous assigned to the CONRAD FIRE were being released and diverted to this one.

There is no known cause at this time.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 2205 PDT

 

Washington Wildfire | SR 821 Fires | 1

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. – Two spot fires, one reported to be 50 feet and the second around 100 feet are burning in the 3700 block of SR 821.  A second RP or reporting party states they see smoke on Selah Road and going up the ridge.

A fire unit that is en route is on SR 821 but sees a small amount of smoke. Fire assets from Stations 22 and 24 are en route.

UPDATE | Fire unit has arrived to the scene of a 2-3 acre fire running up ridge in Selah near RR tracks. WSP requested to shutdown SR 821. (2147 hours)

Fire weather conditions are winds 10-15 mph with gusts even higher.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 2150 PDT

 

Washington Wildfire | Stormy Fire | 1

CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. – Fire assets were dispatched on July 1 (Sunday) at 1404 hours to Entiat Road at Milepost 18, burning in the Entiat Valley.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

Fire fuels included grass, brush, reproduction and timber.

The wildfire is named the STORMY FIRE however some media outlets are calling it STORMY CREEK FIRE.

Resources dispatched were  SE BREWSTER, E-32, E-353, H-IMR, SE-140, SE-16E, N BREW.

* * *

2030 | Fire is located in Chelan County. 35 acres. Unknown containment status. We have reached out to WA DNR for this information.

1721 | Fire at 20+ acres. No containment status released by Officials.

1617 | 20 acres. Burning in steep and rugged terrain. 4 engines and 3 helicopters en route with 2 crews.

1525 | Fire at 10 acres.  Burning near Entiat. 2 helicopters, 2 crews and 4 engines responding.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#SpringFire #SpringCreekFire #WAwildfire2018

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2120 PDT