Current Weather Reports | Washington State

Current Weather Reports for the following Washington areas are:

SEATTLE

Sunny with 62*F temps with 0% precip and 71% humidity.  Winds are out of the south at 2 mph. Temps are forecasted to rise to a high of 85*F and remain at 1800 hours and slowly drop around 2000 hours.  Winds are expected to increase to 8 mph out of the southwest but drop 1 mph by 2000 hours.

ELLENSBURG

Weather is currently 62*F with sunny skies and winds at 5 mph.  Humidity is at 54%.  Temps are expected to rise to a high of 98*F with a low this evening at 64*F.  Partly cloudy skies are forecasted for later in the day.

WENATCHEE – ROCKY REACH FIRE

Currently at 0600 hours, temps have risen to 72*F with sunny skies and winds at 6 mph.  Humidity is at 44*F.  Temps are expected to increase to 102*F and drop this evening to a  low of 70*F.  On Wednesday, the temps are due to be a high of 95*F and a low of 65*F.  Beginning Thursday until the end of the week into the weekend, temps are due to continue to be in the low 90*F’s with sunny skies.

KALAMA – COWLITZ COUNTY – MILEPOST 33 FIRE

Current weather report for the Kalama area is 84*F temps with 0% rain in the forecast and winds out of the NNW 9 mph.  Humidity is 55%.  Skies are sunny.  By Wednesday, skies are due to become partly cloudy with decreased temps in the mid 70’s and an increased precip of 20% and a humidity of 68%.  Winds will move out of the NW at 9 mph.

HARSTINE ISLAND – MASON COUNTY – HARSTINE HEIGHTS LANE FIRE

Weather forecast for this Mason County area are current temps of 57*F rising to 80*F with increased clouds. Beginning Wednesday, temps are due to decrease to the mid 70’s and become mostly cloudy to partly sunny.

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NEW Washington | Milepost 33 Fire

WASHINGTON STATE — Wildfire burning near Kalama in Cowlitz County started on Monday, July 16, 2018, from an unknown cause.

UPDATE 1 – July 17, 2018 – 0530 hours PDT – Newly reported fire.

Pacific Highway was expected to be reopened during the night as fire crews were blocking for fire suppression activities. Drivers were highly encouraged to use a detour around the area.

There were originally three DNR engines and two helicopters, as well assistance from local resources assigned to the fire.

As of 2300 hours Monday night, there were 10 acres that had burned in extremely steep terrain and 50% containment achieved.  Crews were expected to monitor the fire throughout the night.

A Type 3 IMT unit is expected to assume fire control on Tuesday morning.

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Washington State| Kings Landing Fire

MASON COUNTY, Wash.

UPDATE 1 – JULY 16, 2018 – 2130 Hours PDT

A wildfire broke out near Phillips Lake in Mason County at 1624 hours PDT, where two acres were said to be burning in heavy timber.

Photo Credit | Mason County Sheriff Office

Resources include WA DNR, Green Diamond, Central Mason County Fire & Rescue, Mason County Sheriff’s Office and other local units.

The estimated of damaged lands are about 6 – 10 acres as of 1910 hours.  Due to spotty cell service, updates are very sparse.

There were reports of smoke visible from those in the Puget Sound area.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office has gone back into service with Mason County Fire assuming command of this fire.

FIRE HISTORY IN MASON COUNTY

JULY 13, 2018 – A 35-acre was reported burning on the east side of US Hwy 101 south of California Rd near Brockdale and Johns Creek areas.

Photo Credit | Mason County Sheriff Office

 

Fire behavior was said to be active on two flanks and the head of the fire.  Fire crews were making great progress with air resources.

Resources included DNR helos and engines from Bremerton, Lacey, Gig Harbor and Olympia plus a Task Force from Thurston County.  Firefighters from McLane Black Lane FD

MAY 27, 2016 – Two brush fires broke out in Mason for a total of 7.5 acres burned.

AUGUST 28, 2015 – A 20-30 acre wildfire breaks out in the area of Sunnyside Road and Skok Valley Road near Shelton.  Burns in slash, timber and brush.  Fire burns total of 50 acres.

JULY 31, 2015 – Fire burns in the County. Winds high but were beginning to die down.

JULY 28, 2014 – Mason County is quickly knocked down.

OCTOBER 4, 2012 – Every available engine from Mason County is working on the RAINBOW LAKE FIRE.  Evacuations were in effect.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 – New fire is burning near the high school near Hwy 302 and Hwy 3 in Shelton.

Photo Credit | Mason County Sheriff Office

AUGUST 17, 2012 – Brush fire forces Mason County Sheriff’s Office to close Hwy 3 at Krabbenhoft Road and south of Allyn and vehicles having to take a detour to Anthony Road.

JUNE 25, 2012 – Gunshots at a wrecking yard spark a massive fire with an explosion.

AUGUST 18, 2011 – Wildfire EELLS HILLS shows up in Mason County burning 50 acres.

MARCH 27, 2011 – Firefighters respond to a plant fire.

AUGUST 24, 2010 – Firefighters respond to a wildfire named the CALIFORNIA ROAD FIRE, located 6 miles north of Shelton.  Voluntary evacuations in effect.  Resources include one helicopter and ground resources on-scene.

AUGUST 15, 2010 – Fire destroys one structure and 60-80 acres on the RICHERT ROAD FIRE.  Resources including two rotors are on-scene.

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Washington Wildfire | Klines Meadow Fire | Update 1

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. – Fire resources NC-326, NC-347 (IC) and NC-61 were dispatched through NEC to a smoke check at 1709 hours PDT.

 

Washington Wildfire | Rocky Reach Fire | 2

NORTH CENTRAL, Wash. —

UPDATE 2 – July 14, 2018 (Saturday) – 0645 hours PDT

(Left Photo) Photo Credit | Chandler Rench

The fire has burned approximately 300 – 500 acres since last night that started last night in dry grass and brush. Fire is located in difficult terrain.

A Type 3 IMT has been assigned to this incident.

Photo Credit | WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

Level 1 evacuation advisories were issued to 8 homes from 97A Milepost 204 north to Swakane Canyon Road and including Swakane Canyon Road.  Hwy 97-ALT is closed prior to milepost 202 on the south end, as well as milepost 205.5 at the north end.

Level 1 evacuation notices to Burch Mountain Road and all connecting roads, as well as, Ohme Garden Road to include McMullan Road.

Chelan County Fire District #1 is Unified Command with State DNR, WSDOT and the Chelan County  Sheriff’s Office / OEM.

Chelan County Fire District #8 is also listed as resources on this fie.

This fire is located about 5 miles north of Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington.

UPDATE 1 – July 13, 2018 (Friday) – 2145 hours PDT

A brush fire is burning up the hillside above the Rocky Reach Dam, located about 7 miles north of Wenatchee towards Chelan in Chelan County, Washington.

Smoke over the highway has been causing poor visibility and safety concerns for drivers.

The Central Washington Interagency Communications Center CAD is reporting the fire has consumed at least five acres.

State Patrol states this is the second fire today in Central Washington.

Fire assets were dispatched to the area Resources include BATT-22, BATT-51, CREW-52, E-341, E351, E-353, SE-139, SE-16 and SE-N BREW. (2019 hours)

The IC assigned is Brewer (2020 hours)

WSDOT crews are en route for a full closure of 97A this evening from Wenatchee to Entitat.  Drivers are being encouraged to take a DETOUR around US97 on the Douglas County side as a detour.  There is still no ETA when this roadway is going to reopen (2205 hours)

Washington State Patrol has shutdown a portion of the US Hwy 97A at milepost 204 , in the Rocky Reach Dam to Swakane Canyon Road.  (2045 hours)

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Washington Wildfire | I-82 Fire | 1

YAKIMA, Wash. —

UPDATE 1 – July 13, 2018 (Friday) – 2130 hours PDT

A wildfire broke out on I-82 westbound at Milepost 19 just west of Yakima had the WB lanes closed.  Traffic was detoured around to SR-821 at exit 26 westbound by the Washington State Patrol.  (1106 hours)

A single WB lane on I-82 was opened by State Patrol, (1149hours) with the roadway being fully opened. (1153 hours).

No cause of the fire has been released and appears to be under investigation.

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NEW | Washington Wildfire | California Road 2 Fire | 1

MASON COUNTY, Wash. —

UPDATE 1 – July 13, 2018 (Friday) – 2045 hours PDT

Fire assets were dispatched at 1157 hours PDT today to the California Road in Mason County, Washington.

There have been a total of between 15 – 20 acres scorched and crews have reached a 20% containment status.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

The South Puget Sound Dispatch Center dispatched the following resources to the incident:

BLACKSTOCK COBLE, E-262, E661-COOP, E-804, E806 EIDE FAKKEMA FOSBERG H-345WIN KIBBE LANZ LOOPER MEYER PIETY WILLIAMS (IC)

Photo Credit | WA DNR

At 1344 hours, WA DNR stated the fire was at 7 acres and one helicopter and three engines were en route to the incident.

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Commercial Fire | Phoenix, Arizona | 2

PHOENIX, Ariz. – UPDATE 2 – 2100 PDT

A Super Safeway store was the big trending story yesterday after it caught on fire.  Firefighters from multiple fire departments arrived on-scene to see the fully engulfed commercial structure ablaze that would eventually be elevated to a 3-alarm blaze.

Tactics were taken to immediately go into a defensive operation.  It was too unsafe to enter the building. There were several reports in media and on Social Media saying at first there was no one inside and another saying that all persons had safely evacuated the building.

Around 0840 hours this morning (Thursday, July 12, 2018), photographs on Social Media would show that the store was fully left open and exposed with its roof completely caved in, shelving toppled, steel rebar and girders showing the intensity of the blaze and how it can completely destroy anything in its path.

Photo Credit | Phoenix Fire PIO

Reports of a big storm with lightning rolled over the area, right before smoke billowed out of the building. One Social Media user reported that Police had shutdown several roadways, while emergency personnel responded to a gas leak a day or two ago.

There is no exact cause listed but reports of a big downpour of rain fell over the area with some speculating that the heavy rain may have caused the roof to be too heavy and suffered some damage to an electrical box.  We will have to wait to see what the result of the fire investigation report states.

A Disaster Recovery and Restoration team was on site today around 1650 hours, assessing the damage of the building.  It appears that everything interior appeared to be destroyed with the outer walls including the front facade of the structure still standing.

Safeway said that will be relocating employees from this store to other locations.  It is unknown if they plan to rebuild this store.

No injuries were reported.

 

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Commercial Fire | Phoenix, Arizona | 1

PHOENIX, Ariz. – UPDATE 1 – 2030 MDT

A large commercial fire is burning in the north portion of Phoenix in Maricopa County, that has been elevated to a three alarm fire response.

Media reporting that this fire started during a storm but Fire Officials won’t know if lightning hit the building or what the cause is until it has been put out.  We know, this could be several minutes to hours.

On July 10, 2018, a Social Media user reported that the Safeway in Show Low was blocked off by Police and Fire for over one hour due to a possible gas line emergency.

Photo Credit | AZ DOT

The structure is a Super Safeway located in the 8000 block of North 35th Avenue that first rapid deployment of fire assets was sent around 1802 hours MDT.

RESOURCES

Resources from multiple Fire Agencies have been deployed.  The third alarm was requested by Command at 1902 MDT.

On-Scene Resources.

R15, R18, R26, R30, C99,  RM50, L20, L24, L26, L33, L41, BC2 , BC3, BC4, B8, DC1, SDC (Command), E7+, E15+, B15+, E18+, E20+, E26+, E30+, U10, U50, E910+ E918+ E930+ E960+  (Phoenix Fire)

C959. (State Lands)

BC151, BC152 (Glendale Fire)

F122 (El Mirage FD)

E159+ E152+,  LT157+ …  E153+, E154+, L4, L157+ (Glendale Fire)

F139. (Sun City Fire)

CRVA, CRVB, CRVC, CRVD, PHXP06, SRP000, SWG000 (Miscellaneous apparatus/resources)

Units In Staging.

E14+, E33+, E41+, SQ8+, SQ44+, BC1 and RH1 (Phoenix Fire)

F116. (Sun City Fire)

CLOSURES

Phoenix Police have the following closures in effect:

–> North 31st Avenue through 35th Avenue

–>  Between Northern and Butler

FIRE STATUS

There were reports of the roof collapsing into the center of the building.  Crews were unable to gain access to the fully engulfed structure due to safety reasons, therefore having to fight the blaze on the exterior and as a defensive fire.

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