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

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.

Photo Credit | Zone3 Fire REHAB

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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

CA Wildfire | Three Points Fire | Angeles National Forest | New!

A NEW START on the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, July 5th just before 6:00 p.m. PT, prompted a full response from USFS firefighters to the area of Pine Canyon and Three Points in the State of California.

RESOURCES include BC-21 DIV-1 ENG-311 ENG-315 ENG-511 PAT-13 PAT-35 whom were dispatched at 1739 hours PT.

TIMELINE OF THIS INCIDENT is broken down from the first initial call to current fire status.

1753 | P78 reports the fire to be 50 x 50 in siz spot fire.  There is a slow rate of spread. No structures are being threatened.  It is moving in some heavy brush fire fuels.

1752 | New fire start. Smoke showing from 10 miles out.

HASHTAGS include #ThreePointsFire #CAwildfires  #FireSeason2020

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/5/2020 1755 PT

CA WILDFIRE | ROWHER FIRE | ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST | 1

1855 PT | UPDATE 1 | JULY 1, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.

Around 1526 Hours PT this afternoon, Angeles National Forest equipment were dispatched to a wildfire burning west of Agua Dulce in California.

The incident is named the ROWHER FIRE.

PHOTO CREDIT | ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST

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RESOURCES.  

Personnel | CAL FIRE.  LA Co FD, LA City FD.  USFS – Angeles NF.  . LA Co FD PIO, NWS Los Angeles.  Wildfire mapping.

Equipment | 2 Type3 strike teams, 2 Type1 Hotshot crews, 4 tactical water tenders, 2 dozers. Helitankers, 259, 781, 6HT. Tankers 910, 70, 72, 100, 131, 912. Copters 72. 532, 305, 307, 37S, 25M, CH16, CH17, CH12, Type 1 (NW to reservoir).

WEATHER REPORT.

80*F temps, 47% RH, Winds SW at 7 mph. (1832 PT)

INCIDENT TIMELINE.

1819 | Helicopters to fly back/forth to/from the Reservoir.

1707 | 400 acres per AA. Making progress on the left flank.

1724 | Potential for 1400 acres. Smoke blowing towards Palmdale.

1558 | Tankers T72 and T70 assigned.

1555 | Valley residents plan for evacuations with their animals, if needed.

1545 | LA Co FD units assisting USFS. 150-200 acres near Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce

1541 | Escalated to a 2 alarm brush fire.

1557 | Total 6 tankers assigned.

1536 | BC22: fire now 150-200 acres for potential 1500 acres. ANF requested 4 additional tankers.

1532 | AA310 overhead requested 2 additional closest air tankers.

1526 | Fire has  burned between 50-100 acres with a 0% containment status.

1519 | Units staging at the Agua Dulce movie ranch.  Burning towards the Sierra Pelona area.

1512 | LA Co FD units on-scene at 11110 W Mint Canyon Roady. 4-5 acre fire with moderate rate of spread. 0 Structures threatened.

1511 | Type 1 Helicopter HT25M out of PTV.

PHOTO CREDIT | LA CO FIRE OPS

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THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

“Smoke can be seen from Leona Valley.” 

Smoky conditions near Elizabeth Lake.  Helicopters flying over.”

“Smoke from the north in the Leona Valley. Smoke blowing down into the Antelope Valley area.”

HASHTAGS.

#CAwildfires #FireSeason #RowherFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 1855 Hours PT

 

JUNE 29, 2020 | CORDES FIRE | AZ | 1

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The CORDES FIRE prompted wildland fire personnel and assets to be dispatched around 1741 MT on June 29, 2020, Monday.

CURRENT STATUS.  Fire remains west of I-17 and south of Hwy 69.  It is approximately 240 acres.  High wind event happening. Fire about .25 miles from nearby structures.

This appears to be the same area (mile marker 260) for a brush fire that broke out in April 2020.

PHOTO CREDIT | BLM AZ FIRE

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LOCATION.  The fire is located two (2) miles southwest of Cordes Lakes near I-17  and mile marker 262 in Arizona.

EVACUATIONS.  Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office issuing evacuation orders to area residents. These are for folks that are west of I-17 and south of SR69.

SHELTER.  Red Cross Shelter has opened an Emergency Evacuation Center at the Mayer High School (17300 E. Mule Deer Dr. in Mayer) .

RESOURCES.    1-IHC, 1-AA, 1-LAT, 1 T3 Helo and 2 SEATs on order. (1741 MT).

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  BLM AZ Fire.  AZ State Fire.  AZ DOT.  AZ Forestry.  Red Cross AZ.  Yavapai County Sheriff Office.  NWS Flagstaff.

PHOTO CREDIT | NWS FLAGSTAFF

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TRAFFIC ALERTS.  I-17 SB closure: If you’re north of SR 69, you can take that through to Prescott, then 89 south to US 93. US 93 will take you south to the Phoenix metro area. There is no estimated time for reopening the SB lanes. (AZ DOT)

INCIDENT IN FIRE IMAGES.

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ DOT

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HASHTAGS.  #AZwildfires #CordesFire #FireSeason2020

SOCIAL MEDIA.  Twitter and Facebook:  @nwfireblog    Instagram: nwfireblog

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2040 MT/PT

JUNE 28, 2020 | KNOLLS FIRE | UTAH

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The KNOLLS FIRE ignited from lightning on the west side of Utah Lake around 1318 MT today.

FIRE STATUS.  Due to low visibility, high winds and extreme fire behavior – fire officials have been unable to gain intel on the size of this wildfire or containment status.  Fire is burning south of Saratoga Springs.

Winds have shifted from north to south.  Flames are reportedly visible from the east side of the Valley.

Light rain has dropped over the area but winds have continued to pick up.

“The damage report has not been completed yet as crews are still on the scene. No homes have been destroyed, although some may have received some minor damage at this time.”

– City of Lehi.

PHOTO CREDIT.  Utah County Fire Investigator.

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EVACUATIONS.  About 3,000 homes (13,000 residents).

Homes South of Grandview Blvd on the West of Redwood Rd, need to evacuate homes.

Evacuation orders for Lehi neighborhoods, Autumn Hills and Spring Dew Lane have been lifted residents may start returning to their homes in Lehi.  (1845 MT)

PHOTO CREDIT.  Lehi FD.

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SHELTER.  Shelter is located at Westlake High School, 99 N. 200th W. in Saratoga Spring, UT 84045.  Officials were asking people to stay in their cars for social distancing purposes and the Red Cross will check-in with them to see what resources they need.

RESOURCES.   About 50 Fire Departments within Utah County, plus several others from Salt Lake County are currently assigned to this incident.

No aircraft resources are flying due to winds have been clocked at a speed of 57 miles-per-hour grounding all planes and helicopters.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  Knolls FD, UT Fire Info, UT Cert Team.  Red Cross Utah. Utah County Fire Marshal. Utah Public Safety.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Utah Public Safety.  https://dpsnews.utah.gov/utah-state-fire-marshals-office-shares-campfire-safety-tips/

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SOCIAL MEDIA.  #UTwildfires #UTwildfires #KnollFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1810 PT

JUNE 28, 2020 | TRAVERSE FIRE | UTAH

UPDATE 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  A wildfire named the TRAVERSE FIRE started on Saturday above the Lei/Alpine area on Traverse Mountain in  Utah.  It was a windy day when fireworks sparked dry vegetation all around.  Fire was quickly moved by high winds to unburned grasses around the area, prompting evacuations and an emergency response with multiple agencies and equipment.

PHOTOS CREDIT.  UT Fire info

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RESOURCES.  Fire personnel and equipment were immediately dispatched and on-scene engaged in fire suppression and containment efforts.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS. Utah Fire info.  UT Department of Emergency Management.

EVACUATIONS.  About 200 residences were evacuated which included the  Apple Hill and Maple Hollow neighborhood.  A shelter was opened at the nearby Draper Park Middle School for evacuees.

On Sunday with no evacuees, the Red Cross shelter closed down.

CURRENT STATUS.  Forward progression has stopped.  Strong wind event has passed.  Fire has burned 450 acres.  Crews have researched a 26% containment status.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.  All homes were saved. There were no reports of structures damaged or lost.

PHOTO CREDIT.  Lehi FD.

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SOCIAL MEDIA.  Hashtags we are using #TraverseFire #UTwildfires #FireSeason2020

PHOTO CREDIT.  Traverse Fire PIO.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.  Some areas allow fireworks to be discharged but only on July 2nd-5th, 22nd-25th and 31st-1st.  Check with your local fire authority if they are allowed in your area or what the restrictions may be.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 1655 PT

 

 

 

AZ WILDFIRE | BIG HORN FIRE | 4

UPDATE 4 | JUNE 25, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The BIG HORN FIRE started by lightning on June 6, 2020 around 2200 MT in the Catalina Mountains, northwest of Tucson, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest. The Fire was caused by lightning.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

plume seen from McDonalds parking lot

CURRENT FIRE STATUS.  There has been 81,702 acres of short grass that has been burned. It is now 33% contained. Expected containment is around July 10, 2020.

Fire behavior is active with uphill runs.  Fire is most likely to spread to the northwest and southeast, growing by 7,500 acres over the next 24 hours.

THREATENED.   Summerhaven – Scout Campm Willow Canyon HOA and 12,040 structures

RESOURCES.  There are 1,072 personnel along with 5-Helicopter-Type 1; 2-Helicopter-Type 2; 6-Helicopter-Type 3; 3-Crew-Camp; 12-Crew-Type 1; 5-Crew-Type 2; 5-Crew-Type 2IA; 6-Dozer; 1-Engine-Type 1; . Critical Resource Needs: REMS Team 1 – Heavy Equipment Boss 1 – Lat 1 – VLAT 5 – Type 6 Engines.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  Bighorn Fire Info, Mount Lemmon FD, Tucson FD, Pinal Co Public Health, Pinal Co Sheriffs Office,  Pima County government, Three Points Fire District, Lemmon Fire District, CEDR Digital Corps, Red Cross, AZ Game and Fish Dept, Oracle FD and Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team 1 and Tucson Emergency Alerts.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.  There has been $24.4 Million Dollars in cost-to-date fire suppression expenses.

firefighters stand in teh glow of fire

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

AIR QUALITY.   Pima County https://webcms.pima.gov/government/environmental_quality/air/air_monitoring/

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION.  There is a TFR above this fire incident.  There are no private drones allowed in/around or near this fire scene.  If they are found within the area, all air resources will be forced to land and a clean sweep of the airsprace before they are able to fly again.  #NoDronesInFireZones is the motto everyone who is a citizen should remember.

SOCIAL MEDIA.  You can find us on Twitter or Facebook @nwfireblog

Thank you for following us! Be safe out there if you have to travel and remember to move to the right for lights and sirens. ##

Fire Incident Hashtags | #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020 #BighornFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 2040 PT/MST

AZ WILDFIRE | PAINTED WAGON FIRE | NEW!

JUNE 25, 2020

NEW! A wildfire was sparked by an unknown cause on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the area of N. 299th Avenue and W. Painted Wagon Trail (Whispering Ranch) is located  west of Wittmann, Arizona.  The fire quickly spread over 100 acres.  (1447 MST)

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ FIRE & MEDICAL

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A short-time later, the fire has burned 400 acres and continues to move to the northeast and to the west.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  AZ State Department of Forestry (Lead), BLM Arizona Fire, Wittmann, AZ Emergency Alerts, Whitmann, AZ Emergency Alerts, Working Fire, CEDR Digital Corps, AZ Fire and Medical, SWCC, Red Cross Arizona and Telemundo Arizona, Ofincia del Sheriff del Conadado Maricopa (Twitter: @mcsoazespanol).

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ FIRE & MEDICAL

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EVACUATIONS.   The evacuations have been lifted due to fire crews have successfully contained the wildfire.

A “SET” notification has been issued for the area of 299th Avenue and Painted Wagon trail due to the wildfire. Fire crews and emergency personnel are working to assist with the with the rapidly growing fire. (1636 MST)

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS: (5) structures destroyed, including (1) primary.

RESOURCES.  Immediate deployment of resources included engines and aircraft were en route with additional assets on order.

PHOTO CREDIT | AZ STATE FORESTRY

No photo description available.

HASHTAGS USED.  #PaintedWagonFire #AZFire #VLAT #Wittmann #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1900 MST/PT

AZ WILDFIRE | BIG HORN FIRE | 3

UPDATE 3 | 6/23/2020 | PM UPDATE

The BIG HORN FIRE started by lightning on June 5, 2020 around 2200 MT in the Catalina Mountains, northwest of Tucson, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest.

Fire Fact | There were 6 new wildfires in the last 24 hours. – NIFC

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

A rugged landscape of desert hillside is the background for a picture of a very large airtanker dropping a large load of bright pink fire retardant.

CURRENT STATUS

  • 65,536 acres and is 33% contained
  • Fire is most active along the N/NE/SE sides
  • $19.9 Million cost-to-date expenses
  • 4 injuries, 3 with minor heat-related illnesses
  • Temperatures in the 60’s with poor humidity recovery tonight.
  • Terrain-driven winds, downslope later in the evening

Fire Progression Map | Credit | Bighorn Fire Info

No photo description available.

RESOURCES

There are 988 personnel assigned along with 25 hand crews, 6 dozers, 80 engines, 19 water tenders and 10 helicopters.

Photo Credit | Pima County Sheriff’s Department

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INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators include:

  • Bighorn Fire Info
  • Mount Lemmon FD
  • Tucson FD (and Medics)
  • Pinal County (Public Health, Sheriff’s Office)
  • Pima County government
  • Three Points Fire District
  • Lemmon Fire District
  • CEDR Digital Corps
  • Red Cross
  • AZ Game and Fish Dept
  • Oracle FD
  • Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team 1

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Plume created by Bighorn Fire

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Air Quality:  Pima County https://webcms.pima.gov/government/environmental_quality/air/air_monitoring/

Tempoary Flight Restriction:  There is a TFR above this fire incident.  There are no private drones allowed in/around or near this fire scene.  If they are found within the area, all air resources will be forced to land and a clean sweep of the airsprace before they are able to fly again.  #NoDronesInFireZones is the motto everyone who is a citizen should remember.

Pinal County:  

  • The Peppersauce Canyon area from Highjinks Rd. to Campo Bonito, formerly on “GO!” alert, has been downgraded to “SET.” Residents may now return to their homes.
  • The Rest of Oracle remains on “SET” alert.
  • The Pinal County Fairground is no longer accepting large animals for sheltering.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

Type 1 Helicopter refilling for more drops on Bighorn Fire.

THE BIGHORN FIRE IN FIRE IMAGES

Photo Credit | Pima County Sheriff’s Offic – Air Support UnitImage

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media | You can find us on Twitter or Facebook @nwfireblog

Thank you for following us! Be safe out there if you have to travel and remember to move to the right for lights and sirens. ##

Fire Incident Hashtags | #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020 #BighornFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 1840 PT