SFD Sees Fire in Same Abandoned Building

UPDATE 2 – MAY 16, 2021 – 2329 PT

Fire crews are working to transition to an offensive strategy to conduct a primary search of floors three and down. This is the old Seattle Opera building.

The bulkhead door has been opened and an assessment has been completed.

Video Credit: Seattle Fire Department

Floors 1 and 2 primary search will be handled by Engine and Ladder 10. Other units will be searching as well.

Four additional units are en route to the incident.

Fire was listed under control at 2323 PT. Shortly, thereafter fire crews had a tap fire at 2325 PT.

Crews were directed to place foam over the building.

Sounds like they have been to the location more than two times.

Primary searches were in effect.

UPDATE 1 – MAY 16, 2021 – 2308 PT

Seattle Fire units A2 AIR 240-260 B6 DEP1 E22 E5 E8 L1 L10 M1 M44 MAR5 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10 have been dispatched at 2254 PT tonight, to a Fire in Building call in the intersection of Terry Avenue North and John Street. Multiple callers reporting seeing flames on the top floor of a six-story commercial structure.

This is a derelict building that the Seattle Fire Department has responded to several times already. Tonight, they are right back at it.

Last time, there were visible flames located on the fire under the bulkhead on the roof.

First due units are reporting to Command as fire on the top floor.

Units are going to deck gun the fire from the Terry side. Due to it being a derelict building, it has been recommended not to enter inside the structure.

A Ladder pipe operation was established until discovery of a high power transmission line that would interfere with their operations was replaced with a deck gun operations. Multiple units have set-up deck gun operations group.

Command states it appears several transmission lines have blown. It is a safety issue for those on the ground. A broadcast was given over the scanner.

Command Post has been relocated to Terry Avenue, named as the Alpha side. East side is Charlie side. Ten minutes on the timer.

Units reporting a top floor fire. Derelict building. No collapse zones. Deck gun to be inserted inside the third floor window. Water on the fire at 2305 Hours PT but transmission lines are causing challenges to get water dumped on the fire.

Firefighters are going to the bulkhead of the parking structure to open the door to the building.

This incident is called the TERRY AVENUE COMMAND.

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CA | Crystal Road Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 | MAY 16, 2021 | 2200 PT

A new wildfire is burning in California, named the CRYSTAL ROAD FIRE by Metro Fire of Sacramento that started just before 220 hours PT on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

The incident is located near Rio Linda Road in Rio Linda, California.

Just like the PALISADES FIRE, access to the fire has been difficult. It is said to be about 300-feet long with a narrow width. Winds are helping the fire spread to other nearby dry fire fuels.

About five minutes after the fire crews arrived on-scene, they were able to hold the fire to .50 acres and fire behavior has slowed.

Weather currently is changing with a system coming in from the north. Lightning and thunder have been seen a few miles away.

This is a developing story.

A new update will be published on Monday.

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CA Wildfire | Palisades Fire | 4

SIT REP 4 | MAY 16, 2021 | 2155 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Status

A wildfire started Friday night in the Pacific Palisades area, which was contained to less than 50 acres, would have a flare-up on Saturday morning creating a small spot fire. This fire is also named the PALISADES FIRE.

Size/Containment

The fire has grown from last night’s 750 acres with a 0% containment status to 835 acres this morning with the same containment number. [UPDATE] Fire has almost doubled in size from the LAFD’s last update at 0730 to 1,325 acres, 0% containment at 1250 hours PT.

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Credit: Crew 8

Cause

The cause has been determined to be suspicious in nature but Fire Officials are saying short that is arson-related. This is an on-going investigation and no exact preliminary determinations have been released by the LA Fire Department as of yet.

LAFD released a Saturday presser stating there is a main fire which is the original Friday night fire and a small spot fire. However, there was a notable three burn areas mentioned.

Other verified sources are showing LASD Air Rescue 5 inserting the Special Enforcement Bureau personnel into the Topanga area in search of an arson suspect setting fires. This was posted by them around 2040 hours last night.

Law Enforcement Official say that they are aware of those passing a photo of a “possible arson suspect” around on Social Media. Some are cautioning this could put people in danger. This is an ongoing investigation by Fire/Police Officials.

Location

Incident address is in the 1800 block of Michael Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA.

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Credit: Crew 8

FIRE STATUS

Fire Behavior

Fire behavior is moderate with flare-ups. Crews continue to try to suppress the head of the fire in areas where it is still challenge to difficult steep and rugged terrain as well as locations inaccessible to the fire. Heavy equipment including dozers are working to build/improve containment lines wherever it is possible.

Brush in this area has not burned for the last 50-plus years and onshore winds are due to increase this afternoon.

Fire could be pushed in the northwestern direction and resources, including the structure protection group is ready for any rapid changes.

RESPONSE

Fire Agencies are in an Unified Command system including: LAFD and LA County Fire Departments.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

CAL FIRE

CAL FIRE is working as a mutual resource partner, assisting LA City and County Fire Departments with personnel.

LA City FD

3 helicopters.

LA County FD

LA County FD has two copters 14, 15, 22. ICP (Incident Command Post) and PIOs at the Will Rogers State Beach.

Private Company

Helitender.

Ventura County FD

CA States Parks

MRCA FD (Mountains Rec Conservation Authority)

MRCA Parks

LA County Government

LASD HQ

Malibu Public Safety

Santa Monica Fire

SMFD is a member of the Strike Team XLA 1075A with one engine along with the Beverly Hills FD and Culver City FD. They are part of the structure protection group.

Beverly Hills Fire Department

City of Beverly Hills is a member of the Strike Team XLA 1075A with two engines in conjunction with the Santa Monica FD and Culver FD. Structure protection group.

Culver City Fire Department

Culver City FD is a member of the Strike Team XLA 1075A also with two engines along with SMFD, BHFD and are part of the structure protection group.

Red Cross Los Angeles (@RedCrossLA)

Providing regular updates on available assistance. Virtual assistance for those evacuated can call 323-374-3525.

Los Angeles Animal Care

Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation is also offering assistance to those with livestock/horses. They are listed on Facebook.

City of Calabasas

Caltrans District 7

CLOSED: NB and SB Topanga Canyon Blvd; between PCH (SR1) and Mulholland Drive until further notice.

CLOSED: SB PCH right lane between Temescal Canyon Road and Chataqua Blvd.

Travel Alerts QuickMap (ca.gov)

CHP – West Valley

EVACUATIONS – 0848

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Credit: Edison/AlertWildfire Cam

EVACUATIONS

Impacted

Mandatory and voluntary evacuations are expected to impact a minimum of 1,000 people.

Threats

No threats to nearby cities Calabasas or Los Angeles.

Evacuation Alerts – Visit the @LACoFDPIO, @LAFD and/or @LHSLASD on Twitter.

Topanga Zones 4 and 6 are mandatory evacuations.

Roadways will become one-way streets. Evacuating to the south.

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Credit: CAL FIRE

Animal Evacuation Centers

  • LARGE ANIMALS – Pierce College Equestrian Center. 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills.
  • SMALL ANIMALS – Agoura animal Care Center. 29525 Agoura Hills Road, Agoura.

EvacuationsZones 4 and 6, Topanga

  • Cheney Ranch Road
  • Rochemont Drove
  • Penny Road
  • Callon Drive
  • Sylvania Lane
  • Paradise Lane
  • Cheney Drive
  • Busch Trail
  • Prier Road
  • Hillside Drive
  • Fontaine Road
  • Winfield Road
  • Bonilla Drive
  • Robinson Road
  • Entrada Road
  • Waveview Drive
  • Amy Way
  • Colina Drive
  • Greenbluff Drive
  • Encina Road

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ Wildfire | Amerind Fire | 1

Update 1 | May 16, 2021 | Sunday

A wildfire named the AMERIND FIRE started on Saturday around 1524 hours MT in Dragoon, Arizona.

On Saturday afternoon (Day 1), the fire was reported at 30 acres and spreading quickly. Fire behavior was said to be moderate and moving to the northeast. This prompted mandatory evacuations along the Sacred Rock Road, but were lifted later on the same day as fire crews were able to keep fire away from nearby structures.

Incident Cooperators include: AZ State Forestry, Cochise County Sheriff Office, AZ Fire and Medical.

The fire destroyed 269 acres and have successfully reached a 60% containment status. The fire has not moved and crews will continue with mop-up operations.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Wildfire | Pine Fire | FINAL

Incident Summary

A wildfire burning off of Highway 138 and Street in Pinon Hills near the Los Angeles/San Bernardino County lines in California. The fire started on May 12, 2021 from an unknown cause.

At the height of the fire on Day 1, the fire had consumed 180 acres and had a 0% containment status, at which prompted Officials to order evacuations. This impacted about 100 homes.

One home was reportedly lost.

Warnings were issued on May 12th to those south of Goss Road, north of Highway 138, east of Soledad Road and west of Oasis Road.

All evacuation orders were lifted at 0900 hours on Friday, May 14th.

Credit: Victor Valley Station

Fire Size

Fire has burned 442 acres and has a 79% containment status as of May 15th. It appears that the fire may be fully contained and held at its current number of acreage.

Incident Cooperators

About 300 firefighters were assigned to this incident working by air and on the ground.

LAFD

Lead Fire Agency.

CAL FIRE BDU

E3552, Dozer 3540

LA CO Animal Care

Evacuation and Sheltering for small and large animals being provided by this agency. Visit: @LACoAnimalCare (Twitter) (5/12/2021 1759)

Small Animal Evacuation: Palmdale Animal Care Center (@palmdaleanimalslaco)

Large Animal Evacuation: AV Fairgrounds (@avfairgrounds)

LA CO FD

SB COUNTY FIRE

E332 assigned and arrived on May 17, 2021.

ANGLES NATIONAL FOREST

Assisting LA County FD and CAL FIRE BDU. In Unified Command with LA County Sheriff Office and CHP – LA County.

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST

LA CO SHERIFF OFFICE

SB CO SHERIFF OFFICE

Road closure: Hwy 138 closed between 263rd and Oasis. Warnings issued for south of Pine view between Buchanan and Smoke Tree; north of 138 between 263rd and Oasis.

Evacuation Center: Serrano HS.

Animal Evacuations: SAR and Posse assisting.

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Credit: SBCoSO Victor Valley Station

CHP – VICTORVILLE

Caltrans District 8

Road closures: SR 138 may close near SR 18 if fire continues towards the highway. (5/12/2021 1642 PT)

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CA Wildfire | Palisades Fire | 3

SIT REP 3 | May 16, 2021 | 1250 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Status

A wildfire started Friday night in the Pacific Palisades area, which was contained to less than 50 acres, would have a flare-up on Saturday morning creating a small spot fire. This fire is also named the PALISADES FIRE.

Size/Containment

The fire has grown from last night’s 750 acres with a 0% containment status to 835 acres this morning with the same containment number. [UPDATE] Fire has almost doubled in size from the LAFD’s last update at 0730 to 1,325 acres, 0% containment at 1250 hours PT.

Cause

The cause has been determined to be suspicious in nature but Fire Officials are saying short that is arson-related. This is an on-going investigation and no exact preliminary determinations have been released by the LA Fire Department as of yet.

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Credit: SEB LASD

LAFD released a Saturday presser stating there is a main fire which is the original Friday night fire and a small spot fire. However, there was a notable three burn areas mentioned.

Other verified sources are showing LASD Air Rescue 5 inserting the Special Enforcement Bureau personnel into the Topanga area in search of an arson suspect setting fires. This was posted by them around 2040 hours last night.

Law Enforcement Official say that they are aware of those passing a photo of a “possible arson suspect” around on Social Media. Some are cautioning this could put people in danger. This is an ongoing investigation by Fire/Police Officials.

Location

Incident address is in the 1800 block of Michael Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA.

Emergency Alerts

Evacuations for animals and residents are in effect. See below under EVACUATIONS for further details.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

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Credit: SEB LASD

Fire behavior is moderate with flare-ups. Crews continue to try to suppress the head of the fire in areas where it is still challenge to difficult steep and rugged terrain as well as locations inaccessible to the fire. Heavy equipment including dozers are working to build/improve containment lines wherever it is possible.

Brush in this area has not burned for the last 50-plus years and onshore winds are due to increase this afternoon.

Fire could be pushed in the northwestern direction and resources, including the structure protection group is ready for any rapid changes.

COMMAND

Fire Agencies are in an Unified Command system including: LAFD and LA County Fire Departments.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Fire Resources

CAL FIRE

CAL FIRE is working as a mutual resource partner, assisting LA City and County Fire Departments with personnel.

LA City FD

LA City FD has copters 1 and 2 working the fire along with two County FD copters.

LA County FD

LA County FD has two copters 14 and 15 working the fire along with two other copters.

Ventura County FD

CA States Parks

MRCA FD

MRCA Parks

LA County Government

LASD HQ

Malibu Public Safety

Santa Monica Fire

SMFD is a member of the Strike Team XLA 1075A with one engine along with the Beverly Hills FD and Culver City FD. They are part of the structure protection group.

Beverly Hills Fire Department

City of Beverly Hills is a member of the Strike Team XLA 1075A with two engines in conjunction with the Santa Monica FD and Culver FD. Structure protection group.

Culver City Fire Department

Culver City FD is a member of the Strike Team XLA 1075A also with two engines along with SMFD, BHFD and are part of the structure protection group.

Red Cross Los Angeles (@RedCrossLA)

Providing regular updates on available assistance. Virtual assistance for those evacuated can call 323-374-3525.

Los Angeles Animal Care

Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation is also offering assistance to those with livestock/horses. They are listed on Facebook.

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Credit: Edison/AlertWildfire Cam

EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT

Impacted

Mandatory and voluntary evacuations are expected to impact a minimum of 1,000 people.

Threats

No threats to nearby cities Calabasas or Los Angeles.

Evacuation Alerts – Visit the @LACoFDPIO, @LAFD and/or @LHSLASD on Twitter.

Topanga Zones 4 and 6 are mandatory evacuations.

Roadways will become one-way streets. Evacuating to the south.

Animal Evacuation Centers

  • LARGE ANIMALS – Pierce College Equestrian Center. 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills.
  • SMALL ANIMALS – Agoura animal Care Center. 29525 Agoura Hills Road, Agoura.

EvacuationsZones 4 and 6, Topanga

  • Cheney Ranch Road
  • Rochemont Drove
  • Penny Road
  • Callon Drive
  • Sylvania Lane
  • Paradise Lane
  • Cheney Drive
  • Busch Trail
  • Prier Road
  • Hillside Drive
  • Fontaine Road
  • Winfield Road
  • Bonilla Drive
  • Robinson Road
  • Entrada Road
  • Waveview Drive
  • Amy Way
  • Colina Drive
  • Greenbluff Drive
  • Encina Road

Know your Zone. Evacuation Order (mandatory) in effect for Zones 4 & 6. Fire direction could POSSIBLY move more towards Topanga later today if winds shift as forecasted. Be prepared as the situation continues to be dynamic.

– Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (TCEP)

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Credit: TCEP

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Wildfire | Palisades Fire | 2

SIT REP 2 | May 15, 2021 | 2000 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire that started last night night in the Pacific Palisades area, which was contained to less than 50 acres, would have a flare-up this morning. The fire has now scorched 750 acres and is still growing at an alarming rate. Containment status is currently at 0%.

The LAFD presser stated that today’s fire is a flare-up from last night’s fire within the same perimeter as it “slopped” (or burned over its containment lines) over into another area. With hot temps rising, rugged and steep terrain and inaccessibility, it has had a great big opportunity to increase in size and intensity.

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Credit: Crew 8

Incident address is in the 1800 block of Michael Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA.

Evacuations for animals and residents are in effect.

There are no threats to nearby City of Calabasas.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

Firefighters have been faced with hot temps, dry fire fuels, inaccessibility and steep/rugged land conditions.

New reports that the fire forward progression is beginning to slow down and staying within roadway systems being used as fire breaks.

COMMAND

Fire Agencies are in an Unified Command system including: CAL FIRE, LAFD and LA County Fire Departments.

FIRE RESPONSE

Incident Cooperators include: CAL FIRE, LA City FD, LA County FD, Ventura County FD (Water supply resources), CA States Parkes, MRCA FD, MRCA Parks, LA County Government, LASD HQ, Malibu Public Safety and Culver City FD.

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Credit: CAL FIRE

EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT [GO NOW!]

Topanga Zones 4 and 6 are mandatory evacuations. Roadways will become one-way streets. Evacuating to the south.

Large Animal Evacuation

  • Pierce College

Zone 4 Topanga (1846 PT)

  • Everyone east of Topanga Canyon
  • Between the Community House and View Ridge

[LAFD]

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Credit: LA Co FD

Zone 6 Topanga (1846 PT)

  • North of Entrada
  • South of Oakwood
  • East of Henry
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Credit: LAFD

PACIFIC PALISADES FIRE HISTORY

5/15/2021 | Flare-up from the 5/14/2021. 750+ acres. 0% containment. Some SM users claim this was a known arsonist who started the fire. The LASD says cause is underdetermined. They are looking for an arson suspect but have not released info that this fire was caused by arson. We have reached out to the LAFD PIO for comment. We are awaiting a response but had not received one at the time of this post and no updates of such cause has been released by Fire or Police Officials.

5/14/2021 | Wildfire contained to 33 acres. Not completely out.

4/13/2017 | House fire. Fire guts home and injures five. Arson investigators arrived on-scene..

3/6/2010 | Brush fire. Suspected arson fire.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

CA Wildfire | Palisades Fire | 1

SIT REP 1 | May 15, 2021 Saturday

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire that started last night night in the Pacific Palisades area, which was contained to less than 50 acres, would have a flare-up this morning. The fire has now scorched 200 acres and is still growing at an alarming rate. There is a zero percent containment status.

Incident address is in the 1800 block of Michael Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA.

CONDITIONS

Firefighters have been faced with hot temps, dry fire fuels, inaccessibility and steep/rugged land conditions.

COMMAND

Fire Agencies are in an Unified Command system including: CAL FIRE, LAFD and LA County Fire Departments.

FIRE RESPONSE

Incident Cooperators include: CAL FIRE, LA City FD, LA County FD, Ventura County FD (Water supply resources) and LHSLASD.

Resources: 115 LA Co FD firefighters on ground and air.

Units dispatched: LA City FD units AR1 BC12 BC17 BC18 BC9 CM42 CM52 E1 E105 E11 E19 E2 E23 E237 E26 E263 E269 E273 E290 E293 E305 E33 E37 E5 E60 E63 E69 E73 E82C E84 E85 E88 E9 E90 E93 E94 EM17 H1 H2 H5 H6 HA1 HA2 HA5 HA6 HE1 PH1 PI2 RA23 RH114 T105 T37 T63 T69 T73 T90 T93; CH7; 12.

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Credit: CAL FIRE

EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT [GO NOW!]

Zone 4 Topanga (1846 PT)

  • Everyone east of Topanga Canyon
  • Between the Community House and View Ridge

[LAFD]

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Credit: LA Co FD

Zone 6 Topanga (1846 PT)

  • North of Entrada
  • South of Oakwood
  • East of Henry
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Credit: LA FD

Evacuation Resources/Alerts: READY!SET!GO! – Fire Department (lacounty.gov)

EMERGENCY RESOURCES

LA City Fire Department

  • Call or Text 911 … when there is an emergency to report.
  • Call 311 … when there is a non-emergency.

Here is a timeline of the incident:

TIMELINE OF THIS INCIDENT

Day 1 | May 14, 2021 | Friday

2202 PT | Incident. 1800 block of N Michael Lane. Pacific Palisades. Fire crews working to access the remote area where a brush fire has been spotted and reported. The RH reported as high with almost no winds. 60 LAFD firefighters responded in addition to a brush response.

Units dispatched included: FS 23; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; BC17 BC9 CM42 E105 E19 E23 E237 E263 E269 E273 E290 E293 E305 E63 E69 E73 E93 EM17 H1 H2 H5 HA1 HA2 HA5 RA23 T105 T37 T63 T69 T73 T90 T93; CH7; 12. [LAFD]

2243 PT | Known arson suspect/transient in area trying to set more fires. LASO

2257 PT | Fire at 10 acres. Holding to its current size. [LAFD Fire Ops] #PalisadesFire #Pacificpalisades #Topanga

2259 PT | Fire progressing slowly. PIO en route to incident. Units still on-scene: FS 23; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; BC17 BC9 CM42 E105 E19 E23 E237 E263 E269 E273 E290 E293 E305 E5 E63 E69 E73 E84 E88 E93 EM17 H1 H2 H5 HA1 HA2 HA5 PI2 RA23 T105 T37 T63 T69 T73 T90 T93; CH7; 12.

2323 PT | Fire at 2-3 acres with 2 separate starts. [Parks Support organization]

Credit: CAL FIRE

Day 2 | March 15, 2021 | Saturday

0046 PT | “Reports of smoke smell around Agoura Hills today. Smoke is from a fire in the Pacific Palisades at approximately 2200 hours last night.” – [City of Agoura Hills]

0104 PT | 72 firefighters assigned to incident from City and County FD hand crews. 10 acres in heavy brush and steep terrain. No winds are blowing and conditions are wet/cool. No structures threatened. Crews on stand-by for structure protection deployment. Fire forward progression is not moving. Arson FIU unit is on-scene.

Units still on-scene; FS 23; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; AR1 BC17 BC9 CM42 E105 E19 E23 E237 E263 E269 E273 E290 E293 E305 E5 E63 E69 E73 E84 E88 E93 EM17 H1 H2 H5 HA1 HA2 HA5 HE1 PI2 RA23 T105 T37 T63 T69 T73 T90 T93; CH7; 12.

0630 PT | Fire held to 15 acres. No structures threatened and no evacuations in place. No injuries to citizens or firefighters reported. Overnight operations included fire suppression by air with water drops until 0500 hours this morning. Units will recycle later this morning.

Units still on-scene: FS 23; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; AR1 BC17 BC18 BC9 CM42 E105 E19 E23 E237 E263 E269 E273 E290 E293 E305 E37 E5 E63 E69 E73 E84 E88 E93 EM17 H1 H2 H5 HA1 HA2 HA5 HE1 PI2 RA23 T105 T37 T63 T69 T73 T90 T93; CH7; 12.

0940 PT | Fire is at 15 acres. No structure threats or evacuations due to great work by firefighters overnight. Active incident. Forward progression not stopped yet. [Fire media]

1449 PT | Fire being driven by S-Southwest winds, 15-25 mph. Humidity is 50% or higher. Fire fuels are very dry. [NWS Los Angeles]

1613 PT | fire burning up to the above Trippet Ranch and slopping over. Has potential to burn all way to Mulholland

1620 PT | Social media reports: Smoke is horrible in Woodland Hills. Ash falling.

1626 PT | Mutual Aid dispatched: 115 LACoFD firefighters in the air via LACoFireAirOps with bambi buckets dropping water and ground resources. Lead Agencies: LAFD, CAL FIRE. [LACoFD]

Units still on-scene: FS 23; Batt 9; West Bureau; Council District 11; AR1 BC12 BC17 BC18 BC9 CM42 CM52 E1 E105 E11 E19 E2 E23 E237 E26 E263 E269 E273 E290 E293 E305 E33 E37 E5 E60 E63 E69 E73 E82C E84 E85 E88 E9 E90 E93 E94 EM17 H1 H2 H5 H6 HA1 HA2 HA5 HA6 HE1 PH1 PI2 RA23 RH114 T105 T37 T63 T69 T73 T90 T93; CH7; 12.

1742 PT | 200 acres. 0% containment. Air resources facing challenges due to low visibility due to the smoky conditions, column laying low and incoming marine layer. [Scanner Feed]

1835 PT | 2 heads to the firestorm appear.

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Credit: Edison

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Wildfire Ignites as First Fire of Season

FRANKLIN COUNTY, WASHINGTON

A wildfire was sparked on Levey Landing, along the Snake River near Levey Park in Franklin County, Washington on Thursday, March 13, 2021.

The fire incident was named the LEVY FIRE and listed as the County’s wildfire, kicking off the Season.

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Credit: Franklin County Fire District #3

Local firefighters were dispatched and on-scene quickly, while WA DNR units and IC Chief 231 were deployed at 1441 hours on Thursday. Other Incident Cooperators included Kennewick FD, Benton County Fire District #1, US Fish & Wildlife and Walla Walla Fire District #5.

Working together as one team, local units and mutual aid were able to successfully contain the fire at 1615 hours on Thursday and hold it at 22 acres.

It is unknown what the cause of the fire was at the time of this post. We have reached out to the Franklin County Fire District #3 agency if they have determined the cause yet.

No reports of injuries to citizens or firefighters was known.

Hashtags used by Social Media #LeveyFire #LevyFire

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ Wildfire | White Tank Fire | May 14 2021

UPDATE 1 – FRIDAY

A wildfire is burning approximately 10 miles west of Surprise, Arizona, which has scorched about 80 acres of State Trust land and now in a nearby park.

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Credit: AZ State Forestry

Multiple fire agencies within the Maricopa County are on-scene assisting with fire attack activity as well as a helicopter, from above. Lead Agency: AZ State Forestry.

A wildfire incident broke out with the same name in Arizona with an unknown location almost to the same day as today’s incident. That fire also named the White Tank Fire burned on May 21, 2020.

There is no reports of injuries to citizens, residents or firefighters.

The cause of the wildfire is also under unknown at the time of this report.

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