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 | Almond Tree Fire | AZ | 1

KINGMAN, ARIZONA

Update 1 | June 13, 2019 | Thursday

A wildfire is burning on Stockton Road and Mile Marker 38 in Kingman, Arizona which prompted fire personnel and assets to be dispatched through the Arizona Dispatch Center today at 0812 hours MST.

No word what sparked the wildfire, acreage or status of the fire.

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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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The Wildfire Log | Alaska Fires | 1

STATE OF ALASKA

Update 1 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 2035 PDT

LAKE MINAKOKOSA FIRE (#221)

The LAKE MINAKOKOSA FIRE is located about 50 miles east of Kobuk, Alaska.

The wildfire was knocked down after effective drops from water-scooping Fire Boss aircraft and extensive work completed by the smokejumpers on the north end of the lake.  The fire is said to have started at a construction work site and where smokejumpers are working to contain the fire.

There is an estimated 15 acres of tundra and sparse spruce trees burning.  They are expecting the fire to be fully contained in a few days.

KUYUKUTUK FIRE (#224)

BLM firefighters responded today to a new wildfire located 17 miles north of Russian Mission.  Aircraft from the BLM AFS Galena Fire Management Zone sent an aircraft to check out the possible fire. Once the crew arrived, they observed the fire active and burning through tundra.

Photo of the Kuyukutuk Fire (#224) is burning in tundra about 17 miles north of Russian Mission and Marshal on June 10, 2019. It is estimated to be 15 acres in size.

The Kuyukutuk Fire | Credit: Tony Chapman of the BLM AFS team

Two fire bosses and eight smokejumpers whom just completed fire suppression on nearby DARBY MOUNTAINS FIRE about 15 miles northwest of Koyuk were diverted to this wildfire.  Smokejumpers arrived around 1500 hours.

Fire PIO is unsure if there are any structures or other high value risks in the area.

They are  being managed with a strategy other than a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned:

NORTH RIVER FIRE

The NORTH RIVER fire is burning in the Galena Zone on Bureau of Land Management or known as BLM on their lands, about 38 miles NE of Koyuk.  Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

SWAN LAKE

The SWAN LAKE fire is burning in lands managed by the Alaska Department of Forestry or AK DOF in the Kenai-Kodiak Area, about 12 miles NE of Sterling.  Active fire behavior is with group torching, flanking and backing.  There has been 2,547 acres of timber and short grass burned.  There is a 0% containment status at the time of this posting.

HOW TO REPORT A WILDFIRE | Call 9-1-1 or 800-237-3633.

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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 | Jordan Fire | CA | 1

TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 | Monday, June 10, 2019 | 1945 hours PDT

Incident Summary | A wildfire started on the afternoon of Sunday, June 9, 2019, which is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness is west of Black Rock.  The fire appears to be burning downslope towards Jordan Hot Springs.

Incident Name | It has been named the JORDAN FIRE.

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Credit: USFS – Inyo NF

Size Up | The fire is approximately 150 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire burn scar.

Cause | Fire Managers have determined the the cause was related to lightning which was active in the area just before the fire ignited.

Challenges Faced | Fire crews are challenged with large amount of dead standing trees and downed logs, as well as thick decadent brush.  Personnel were expected to be helicoptered in to assess the needs of the fire and to determine what fire tactics are needed.

Credit: Sequoia NF

Resources | Resources include:  one helicopter, two crews and one engine.   Additional resources are on order.   The Inyo NF’s Type 3 Organization has been activated.   Personnel from neighboring Sequoia NF was also en route to assist in the wildfire fight.

Areas Open | The Golden Trout Wilderness is posting on their Social Media that the area is opened and has several roadway entrances that hikers and campers can easily access.

Alerts | The Inyo National Forest’s Mammoth and Mono Basin Visitor’s Centers will not be issuing fuelwood permits during the week of June 9-15, 2019.

How to Be Fire Smart | 

Give Smokey a hand! Follow these rules for campfire safety and wildfire prevention:

1. Make sure you are at a site that allows campfires.
2. Make sure there are no burn bans and it’s not too windy.
3. Lastly, Smokey’s friends never play with matches, lighters, lighter fluid or other flammable liquids.

For more campfire safety visit: https://smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/campfire-safety

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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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