Wildfires in the United States | Week of March 25 – 31, 2016

Fire incidents are reported weekly to the National Interagency Coordination Center, based out of Montana and are given in this post.

NATIONALLY SPEAKING

Fire Representatives from across the United States for the week of March 25 through March 31, 2016, there were 670 fires reported.  Approximately, 22 of them were s large fire incidents with 21 of them being contained.  There is still 13 of them showing as not contained.

BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS BY AREA

SOUTHERN AREA 

Fire Summary:  459 new fires. 17 large incidents.  12 uncontained fires.

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK – NPS

Tarpon.  26 miles W of Homestead, FL.  Tall grass.  Moderate fire behavior.  340 Acres. 60% Containment. 3 Personnel. 1 Helicopter. Unknown Cost-to-Date. Last report unless increased fire activity occurs.

KY DEPT. OF FORESTRY

Brushy Creek.  9 miles S of Portsmouth, OH.  Hardwood litter.  Min fire behavior with backing, flanking and smoldering.  Rain has occurred over the are. 150 Acres. 98% Contained. 10 Personnel. $1,000 Cost-to-Date. Last report unless increased fire activity occurs.

Flat Hollow.  2 miles SW of Portsmouth, OH. Hardwood litter.  Min fire behavior with flanking, backing and smoldering.  Rain has occurred over fire area. Started on private land.  500 Acres.  98% Containment. 6 Personnel. $5,000 Cost-to-Date. Last report unless increased fire activity occurs.

NATIONAL FORESTS, NORTH CAROLINA

Sheehan Creek.  7 miles NW from Marion, North Carolina.  Timber and hardwood litter. 150 Acres. 98% Containment.  6 Personnel.  1 Engine.  0 Cost-to-Date info available.  Last report, unless increased fire activity occurs.

OK DEPT.  OF FORESTRY

Anderson Creek.  2 miles N of Camp Houston, OK.   Brush, tall grass and timber. Minimum fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  Numerous communities still threatened. 367,630 Acres (reduced) due to more accurate fire mapping. 95% Containment.  71 Personnel.  28 Engines.  53 Structures lost.  $1.5M Cost-to-Date.

Ranchland.  9 miles NW of Skiatook, OK.  Timber. Min fire behavior. Structures threatened. 600 Acres.  75% Contained.  41 Personnel.  15 Engines. 1 Helicopter. $5,000 Cost-to-Date. Last report, unless new fire activity occurs.

OSAGE AGENCY – BIA.

Bender.  13 miles N of Pawnee, OK.  Tall grass, hardwood litter and brush.  Min fire behavior.  2293 Acres.  85% Contained.  4 Personnel.  1 Engine.  $8,000 Cost-to-Date.

Crawford.  2 miles E of Hominy, OK.  Hardwood litter.  Min fire behavior.  Structures threatened.  400 Acres.  40% Containment.  37 Personnel.  2 Crews.  10 Engines. $40,000 Cost-to-Date

Darkwing.  6 miles N of Hominy, OK.  745 Acres.  50% Containment.  10 Personnel.  5 Engines.  $5,000 Cost-to-Date.

Dogga Creek.  4 miles NW of Fairfax, OK.  Hardwood litter, min fire behavior.  1283 Acres.  70% Containment.  7 Personnel.  2 Engines.  $10,000 Cost-to-Date.

VIRGINIA DEPT. OF FORESTRY

1 O’Clock.  4 miles E of Blackwater, VA.  Tall grass and hardwood litter.  Active fire behavior and structures threatened.  550 Acres.  25% Containment.  18 Personnel. 1 Crew. 1 Engine.  $2,000 Cost-to-Date.

EASTERN AREA

Fire Summary:  132 new fires.  3 large fire incidents.  1 uncontained.

MARK TWAIN NF – FOREST SERVICE

Pole Hollow.  7 miles N of Reuter, Missouri.  Hardwood litter and tall grass.  Min fire behavior with smoldering.  258 Acres. 68% Containment.  44 Personnel. 3 Engines. 1 Helicopter. Area and Trails closures are in effect.  $75,000 Cost-to-Date.

 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Fire Summary:  14 new fires.  0 large incidents.  0 uncontained.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN

Fire Summary:  6 new fires.  1 large incident. 0 uncontained.

SOUTHWEST AREA

Fire Summary:  44 new fires.  1 large incident.  0 not contained.

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#VA #AmberAlert | #HaveYouSeenMe ??

     AMBER ALERT     AMBER ALERT     AMBER ALERT    AMBER ALERT    

Scottsville VA | An Amber Alert was issue today for the kidnapping of little Haven Melina Moses last seen at 5128 W River Road in Scottsville, VA on Saturdaay, February 6, 2016. Haven is described as a white female, born May 22, 2012.  She is 3′, 30# with straight blonde hair and blue eyes.

HAVEN MELINA MOSES – MISSING CHILD

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Her abductor is James Arnold Moses III whom is descrbed as a white male with straight black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5’4″ and 130#.  He is said to be driving an unknown Honda  with unknown plates heading to the Augusta – Rockingham County area.

JAMES ARNOLD MOSES III- ABDUCTOR

 

 

Source:  http://www.vaamberalert.com/

ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Fluvanna County Sheriffs Office at 1-434-589-8211 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

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Virginia Fire L-O-D-D Lt. David Chew Jr.

 

Bloxom VFD Rescue Lieutenant, Chaplain and Northampton County Dept. of EMS Paramedic David R. Chew Jr. died in the Line of Duty in that single engine company crash this morning around 1130 hours. The crash occurred on Nelsonia Road west of Route 13. He is also listed as the EMS Lt. for the Department. Lt. Chew was responding to an accident in a Bloxom VFD engine when the crash occurred. One other Firefighter was transported to the hospital with NLT injuries.

Lt. Chew, 30, was married and the father of a 3 year old son. He was the brand new pastor of Hallwood United Methodist Church. More to follow.

 
REPOST – Courtesy of teh BrewCity Fools

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Virginia

Release Date: July 12, 2012
Release Number: R3-12-011

» 2012 Region III News Releases

Philadelphia, PA – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the North Anna Power Station.  The exercise will take place during the week of July 9 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

“These drills are held every other year to evaluate government’s ability to protect public health and safety,” said MaryAnn Tierney, Regional Administrator for FEMA Region III.  “We will assess state and local emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile emergency-planning zone of the nuclear facility.”

Within 90 days, FEMA will send its evaluation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for use in licensing decisions.  The final report will be available to the public approximately 120 days after the exercise.

FEMA will present preliminary findings of the exercise in a public meeting at 11:00 am on July 13, 2012at the Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  Scheduled speakers include representatives from FEMA, NRC, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

REPOST – Courtesy of FEMA

L-O-D-D Virginia Lt. John L. Echternach Jr.

Age: 54 
Cause of Death: Struck By 
Rank: Lieutenant/EMT 
Nature of Death: Other 
Classification: Volunteer 
Emergency Duty: Yes  
Incident Date: 06/29/2012 
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Incident Time:  
Activity Type: Other 
Death Date: 07/02/2012 
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road 
Fire Dept. Info: Boones Mill Volunteer Fire Department
25355 Virgil H Goode HWY
USNG: 17S NB 9273 0867
Boones Mill , Virginia  24065
Chief: Division Chief Billy Ferguson
 
Initial Summary:   Lieutenant Echternach was en route to the fire station in response to an outbreak of severe weather in the area when he stopped to help another driver whose car, according to media reports, was hit by a tree. While assisting, Echternach was struck by another tree and severely injured. Firefighter Echternach succumbed to his injuries several days later while being treated in the hospital. Incident Location: Vicinity of Boones Mill, VA, along U.S. 220 (USNG: 17S NB 92 09)