Career Opportunities | March 11 2017

 

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
– William Shakespeare

Looking for your Dream Job or just a change?  Here are some opportunities to get your 2017 off on the right foot. We will be adding more States to our list as we work to capture more announcements.

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ALABAMA

Director – Emergency Services – NEW!

  • International Disaster Victim Assistance Corp.   Montgomery.  $50,000 / year. https://www.indeed.com/job/Director-Emergency-Service-at-LOCALS-ONLY-in-Montgomery,-AL-e7b30b27d3844b03

Firefighter – NEW!

  • City of Tuscaloosa.  FD. Closes 6/30/2017.  $45,678+ / year. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tuscaloosa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=150259
  • Jefferson County (Birmingham).  FD.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tuscaloosa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=150259
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic;
it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
 – Colin Powell

ARIZONA

EMS Outreach Coordinator – NEW!

  • Engage Healthcare Marketing.  Phoenix.  EMT/Paramedic experience 1 year required.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Engage-Healthcare-Marketing/jobs/Ems-Outreach-Coordinator-9bfd8e97f3bbb553?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvVy68k7EP5wdNDBwlQb2gTKGPrBRanKRHGE_zi_JAqIC2FBWGcnKOxggM9PAivAIblk18SdMHF6H0rbpDYIm1WM

Firefighter – NEW!

  • Xanterra Parks.  South Rim, Grand Canyon.  https://careers-xanterra.icims.com/jobs/12380/firefighter-south-rim/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=960&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420
  • US Navy.  Must be 17-34 years of age.  http://phoenix.jobing.com/united-states-navy/firefighterunited-states-navy-1-6524221/?source=indeed

Fire Chief – NEW!

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • City of Sierra Vista.  Sierra Vista.  FD.  Creating an eligibility list. $14.49 / hour. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sierravista/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1631750

Grants Program Specialist – NEW!

  • Department of Forestry and Fire Management.  Phoenix.  https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=0&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=ltmprod&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=1&JobRequisition=28781&JobPosting=1&context.session.key.HROrganization=1&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.Source=INDEED

NAFRI Instructor – NEW!

  • CHLOETA Fire.  Tucson.  http://www.agricultureindustrynow.com/Jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobAdID=4124635&sitefromid=2&siteid=653&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Tier I, II Reserve Firefighters – NEW!

  • Envision Healthcare aka AMR.  Mesa. https://jobs.evhc.net/job/Mesa-Tier-I-&-Tier-II-Reserve-Firefighter-AZ-85201/392070700/?feedId=173500&utm_source=Indeed.com

Wildland Fire Crew – Sr. Crew Member – NEW!

  • City of Flagstaff.  READ JOB APPLICATION CAREFULLY. Special application process applies. https://az-flagstaff3.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=168&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Wildland-Fire-CrewSenior-Crewmember-1459
“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.”
– George Allen, Sr.

CALIFORNIA

Firefighter – EMT or Paramedic

  • Northshore Fire Protection District.  Lucerne. $36,644 – $41,564/year.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Northshore-Fire-Protection-District/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-or-Paramedic-73869f0a39cd7fae?q=firefighter
  • Hanford Fire Department.  City of Berkley.  $57,203/year DOQ.  http://www.dailydispatch.com/assets/dept_1/pm/pdf/2%2027%202017%20ntn%20ff-ffpm%2002-21-2017.pdf – NEW!

Firefighter Trainee

  • County of Santa Barbara.  FD.  $4,622 – $5643/month.  Deadline 5/1/2017 @ 1700 hours PST.  Follow instructions.  Cannot apply online.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winstonsalemnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1684254

Firefighter – NEW!

  • Woodside Fire Protection District.  Woodside.  $7018 – $7719/month.  Must be 18 years of age (min). APPLY asap. https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=30291&kw=

Firefighter I – NEW!

  • City of San Diego.  FD. Closes 4/3/2017.  $18.83 – $22.65 / hour. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sandiego/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1673099

Firefighter II – NEW!

  • City of Lodi. FD.  $60,316 – $73,314/year.  Closes 3/16/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lodi/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1678057
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
– Confucius

COLORADO

Wildland Firefighter – NEW!

  • Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District.  $14.00/hour.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Boulder-Mountain-Fire-Protection-District/jobs/Wildland-Firefighter-3d445d1d61bd6bcb?q=firefighter

FLORIDA

Firefighter EMT or Firefighter Paramedic – NEW!

  • City of Longwood.  FD.  $34,000/year. Closes 4/10/2017 1700 hours EST. https://fl-longwood.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp+jAtxBPUzvjrXFvzktyAqKWcot5oVTrQDpFFT0Bi6Eo/1ZBBL6k7wwv/aFCmayk6pKfhjyAAoRH2ghkI+Yswv8=

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • Macclenny Fire & Rescue.  $31,325 – $35,500/year.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Macclenny-Fire-and-Rescue/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-4b8a7019b426e43e?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvRNC3k-0y7U1sr03Gz8l_dB3QHr7xHWCjl822sp1R0sntPgOuJpeJcxSdyQjP_uasH_kZusYozKgy0NhgUBhC-efNvxw7HO5-AEaU2bZWB48 .
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency.
Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
– Dwayne Johnson

GEORGIA

Fire Prevention Training Officer

  • Forsyth County.  $34,589/year.  Closes 3/22/2017 @ 2359 hours EST.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forsyth/jobs/1682620/fire-prevention-training-officer

Firefighter 

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • City of Marietta.  FD.  Must min. 18 years of age.  Closes 3/24/2017.  https://ga-marietta.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzpwIssFMY/hmhm20aQUbaZ5tqf8DAC3rCIwEAIbS3L/gPUAQWQg+ronyKjTQrzUvVracdJNFoZLlRV6fwnk3kOME=

IDAHO

Engine Boss – Wildland Firefighter

  • Blaze Runners Inc.   $400/day.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Blaze-Runners-Inc./jobs/Engine-Boss-813560d454772602?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvdvXBNu9-93ULRjJ3KJdMAPnKFbyvCIoWqR0GuB17b_1TawxzLgFrW1A4YGlWwCZrK5RA8Pf_xlOyQPJSwOrvkE
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas A. Edison

ILLINOIS

Firefighter – Entry-Level

  • City of Carbondale.  Closing 5/8/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Carbondale/jobs/Firefighter-Examination-Entry-Level-6c9e1bfee2776349?q=firefighter
  • City of Urbanda.  Closes 6/11/2017.  https://www.applitrack.com/urbanaillinois/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=195&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1 NEW!

Paramedic – EMT-B – Firefighter – NEW!

  • Kurtz EMS.  Chicago.  https://kurtzems.hirecentric.com/jobs/105744-32671.html

IOWA

Firefighter

  • City of Des Moines.  FD.  $58,978 – $71,684/year.  Closes 4/7/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/desmoines/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1672706&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.”
– W. E. B. Du Bois

KANSAS

Rescue Technician – NEW!

  • PK Safety.  Witchita.  $125/day.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/PK-Companies/jobs/Rescue-Technician-f760016415e376c9?sjdu=Zzi_VW2ygsY1fzh3Ma9ZsPaqOkFrOZiF9heaw3NaNTj-0Dzx9z0kBJzfcsLkYEU6IT_wkLr9yD4568gTqXy5Hw

MASSACHUSSETTS

12M Firefighter – Engineer – NEW!

  • MA State National Guard.  Camp Edwards.  Must be 17-35 years of age.  http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/825760/Firefighter.html?searchId=1489214805.1069&page=661&vnd=indeedjobp31181

Firefighter – EMT

  • Town of Concord.  FD.  $25.20 – $28.92 / hour.  Closes 4/42017 @ 1200 noon.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Town-of-Concord/jobs/Firefighter-EMT-85dbad465fc849f6?q=firefighter

Season State Firefighter I – NEW!

  • State of Massachussetts.  Commonweath of Massachussetts. Start 3/19/2017 – 10/7/2017.  $1416/bi-weekly.  https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=245121&src=JB-10080

MICHIGAN

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • Cedar Area Fire & Rescue.  Cedar.  $35,040 – $46,428/year.  3 years experience required.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Cedar-Area-Fire-&-Rescue/jobs/Firefighter-Emtb-b53bfc2b71e6acdb?q=firefighter
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
– Vince Lombardi

MISSOURI

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • Leelanu Township Emergency Services.  Northport.  Closes 3/23/2017.  Send letter to address/Chief contact inside link.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Leelanau-Township-Emergency-Services/jobs/Paramedic-Firefighter-d59a20d5d41a7b10?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvWRHsaEnBQ0hSEj1n3t_CoIYo_Xm67dI6ilox3kGDe6XZ_bPJRehP7ZTun9sAJ4rnA

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

MONTANA

Firefighter – Paramedic

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”
– Conan O’Brien

NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Firefighter Trainee / 1

  • Pease Air National Guard FD.  Portsmouth.  $37,675 – $55,864  year. https://jobs.nhfirst.nh.gov:444/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=0&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=lawtaprd&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=10&JobRequisition=8732&JobPosting=1&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL

NORTH CAROLINA

Firefighter

  • City of Winston-Salem FD.  $15.43/hour.  Closes 4/9/2017 @ 1200 noon. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winstonsalemnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1684254
  • City of Hickory.  FD.  Closes 3/31/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hickory/jobs/1669470-0/firefighter NEW!

Firefighter I

  • Town of Cary.  FD.  Closes 3/12/2017 @ 2359 hours EST.  $37,440 – $58,032.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/townofcary/jobs/1657248/firefighter-i

NORTH DAKOTA

Firefighter – Paramedic (Lateral)

  • City of Williston FD.  Williston. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Williston/jobs/Lateral-cfe96c314accfc8c?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvQK5ZRXNfp-Rc8iX-3Z8649jPRNbTVV5ibkIXhqDyprly5oKIQSvaCzD3Uc93oTES5GmTP83pKAT_bLBQv-dVmG7p5gt3enS3P9B66At_I79rZUyygFjsSdFMik5hggc-Q

Junior Firefighter – Grade 16 – NEW!

  • City of Mandan.  FD. Part-time, on-call opportunity. $18.09 – $27.13/hour DOE.  https://city-of-mandan-nd.hireonthego.com/job/25028/junior-firefighter-part-time-grade-16?s=in
“There is no substitute for hard work.”
– Thomas A. Edison

OHIO

Firefighter – EMT

  • City of Delaware.  FD.  Full-time and part-time opportunities. Must be 18-40 years of age upon hire date. Testing must be complete by 3/24/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Delaware,-Ohio/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-a267d6a9a892f739?q=firefighter

OKLAHOMA

Firefighter I – NEW!

  • City of Elk City.  Must be 18-45 years of age. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Elk-City,-Oklahoma/jobs/Firefighter-e5642026e94d7730?q=firefighter

OREGON

Firefighter – Paramedic  – NEW!

  • City of Eugene FD.  $57,189 – $78,125/year.  Closes 4/2/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eugene/jobs/1682182/firefighter-paramedic-entry-and-lateral

Wildland Fire Suppression  Specialist – NEW!

  • State of Oregon.  National Guard.  Seasonal.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1676816/wildland-fire-suppression-specialist-multiple-location/
“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
– Lionel Messi

UTAH

Firefighter II

  • State of Utah National Guard.  Salt Lake County.  $14.81 – $19.95/hour.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1680058

VIRGINIA

Fire Chief – NEW!

  • Richmond City.  $114,196 -172,107/year.  No Closing date.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richmond/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1659782&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Firefighter – EMT

  • Frederick County.  $37,536 – $59,976/year. Closes 3/24/2017 @ 1700 hours. http://www.co.frederick.va.us/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/1373/31

Firefighter Recruit – NEW!

  • Stafford County.  Fire Recruit Academy.  $19.23/hour.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stafford/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1671319
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
– Aristotle

WASHINGTON

Deputy Fire Marshal

  • Washington State Patrol.  Bellevue (King County).  $4,418 – $5,804/month.  Closes 3/24/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wsp/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1685642&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Fire Forester – NEW!

  • State of Washington.  DNR.  Klickitat County.  Closes 3/19/2017.  $36,744 – $48,060 / year.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1682187-0/fire-forester-nrs-1

Firefighter

  • City of Redmond FD.  $5,839 – $7991/month.  Closes 3/19/2017.  Location:  Station 11.  8450 161st Avenue NE, Redmond.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/redmondwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1664925

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • Kirkland Fire Department. $5477/mo.  Testing must be done by 3/31/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Firefighter-a1844ce8ea779207?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvSwkW5TH1srRmO-cEVoTNT6v8F0vrzunWNZyN8xybYTbk9vXONgaCK3I-MfEE9791Q

Fundraising Campaign Manager – NEW!

  • LLS WA.org.  Seattle Firefighter Stairclimb annual event.  Must have prior experience. Degree.  https://careers.lls.org/jobsearch/job-details/fundraising-campaign-mgr/2433/1/?utm_campaign=Indeed

Police Officer

  • Vancouver Police Department.  15 openings!  $4928/month.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Police-Department-582b07b1d0fc8f86?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvT-Z4zYGa3O0uXkCoYa5g8cFu1LipsvEPk6o6tVqPE2JfjzuHpD6jGEmbySsPGVCHWlecOKboyk0ZiHS_JfWU_rDQJVoK-AxEVDye_XNtc2h

 GOOD LUCK!

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

#LARain Continues to Drown California | Update 1

INCIDENT(S) SUMMARY

Drought to Flooding

Someone lied when they said, “It never rains in California” just received another six – nine inches of rain on Friday evening (around 1900 hours) prompting massive flooding, many traffic accidents, drivers getting stuck in the mud and running into the river.

Sink Hole Swallows Cars, Fire Truck

One video circulating the internet of two cars being swallowed into a sinkhole in Wrightwood.  Another shows where a fire truck sitting on the edge a sinkhole begins to skid sideways then topples on its right side down into the crater.

Water Rescues, Hard Road Closures

Swiftwater rescue teams were dispatched to rescue several drivers.  Police Officers were responding to calls to areas where heavy traffic was located, conducting hard closures and waiting for CAL Trans and County Public Works to arrive to completely shutdown the area to traffic.

FACT:  Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down & 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away. Be safe,turn around &don’t drown.

(Source: FEMA Region 9)

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

For those whom may not know what an Incident Cooperator is, here is the definition.  Incident Cooperators are those from an Agency, non-governmental, non-profits or anyone who assists with the Incident to help those in need, protect and serve, provide services or supplies, etc.  We think you get the picture.

Listed below are those such Partners.  We are adding those as info is being received throughout the the CA Storm event.

CAL OES

  • EOC activated by CA Governor
  • Working on coordinating recovery, sand bagging resources, Oroville Spillway shore-up
  • Checking on infrastructure lost in N Central and Central CA
  • Working with CAL Trans on closures and reconstructing roadways (emergencies)
  • S Cal OES Region EOC activated

Photo Credit: CAL OES

Photo Credit: South CAL OES EOC

COUNTY OF  LOS ANGELES 

Studio City

  • Sinkhole created, eats two cars.  Watch this video for stunning images.  http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/02/17/large-sinkhole-swallows-2-cars-in-studio-city/#.WKfYAZK2E8w.twitter

FEMA

  • Incident Management teams (IMT) on-scene
  • Helping with assistance
  • Has provisions for 25,000 people:  Food, Water for five days
  • Supplies also include:  cots, blankets, other supplies

RED CROSS

How YOU Can Help (Donate)

  • Red Cross volunteers are ready to help as heavy rains move in. To help, text “CAFLOODS” to 90099 to donate $10.

Photo Credit: American Red Cross

CAL TRANS

  • District 3:  Hard closures
  • District 7:  Pumped water off of I-15 @ Sheldon by using generators.
  • District 8: At sinkhole where Fire truck fell into sink hole.

Photo Credit: CAL Trans

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

  • Emergency Text Messages (News/Alerts)  Text NOTIFYLA to 888-777 or NotifyLA.org

Photo Credit: City of Los Angeles

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Hospitals

  • Antelope Valley:  Accepting ALS patients from diverted RR Hospital
  • Ridgecrest Regional Hospital:  Only accepting BLS patients; currently on divert

CLOSURES

  • Sante Fe / Ranchero Roads
  • Summit Valley / Ranchero Roads

VENTURA COUNTY

Santa Clara

  • The 2 patients and 2 dogs that were rescued from Santa Clara River by Air Squad 9 were transferred to Ventura City Fire Dept for evaluation.

FLOOD ADVISORIES

LA County

  • Two Flood Advisories in effect. LA County through 12:30 AM and a new advisory for SBA/VTU Counties through 2:30 AM. (NWS Los Angeles)

Ventura County

  • Moderate to locally heavy showers developing across Santa Barbara much of Ventura County. Could be a few thunderstorms overnight. (NWS Los Angeles)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow Us!

  • Twitter – @nwfireblog
  • Facebook – The NW Fire Blog

We are working to get add’l details.  Follow us on our Twitter page @nwfireblog for updates!

Incident Hashtags

  • #CAStorm
  • #LARain

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

  • Woodbridge @ Laurel Canyon:   Woman’s car fell into large sinkhole, LAFD firefighters rescued her.  (Twitter user)
  • 10 Freeway closed in South LA for standing water in lanes. (Media @ 1930)
  • Mud flow breached barriers in Iron Canyon earlier today. Never drive through rushing water/flooded roads. (Co Public Works @ 1930)
  • My Neighbor is Building an Ark, So Far He’s Got Two Chihuahuas and a Frightened Squirrel. (Twitter user/Humor)

 

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 0145 PST

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Trio of Fires Burn in Oklahoma

Updated Midnight PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A trio of wildfires are currently burning in the State of Oklahoma in the East Central area.  The start/date and causes are unknown at this time of this post but we are working to gain that information for future fire updates.

Here is what we know so far.

Beaver Mountain Fire

The Beaver Mountain Fire is located 4 miles NE of Quinton and burning timber and hardwood litter.  It is under the jurisdiction of OK Dept. of Forestry where extreme fire behavior with running and short-range spotting have been reported.

Fire crews have reached a 30% containment status.

Already the fire has consumed 4,500 acres and continue to rage on.

There are 8 personnel assigned to this incident, along with 3 engines and 1 helicopter.

The cost-to-date is currently at $15,000.

#BeaverMtnFire  #OKDOF  #FireImages

McNally Flats Fire

The McNally Flats Fire is located 15 miles NE of McAlester and is being managed by the OK DOF.

The fire has destroyed 317 acres of hardwood litter. Currently, there is minimum fire behavior with creeping.  It has been 79% contained with 8 personnel assigned to this event, along with 4 engines.

Homes are said to be currently threatened. No information on if evacuations have taken place or are in effect are unknown at this time.

The cost-to-date is at $2,000.

#McNallyFire   #OKDOF  #FireImages

Orchard Hill Fire

The Orchard Hill Fire is located 2 miles NW of Wister and is said to have moderate fire behavior with creeping.

The fire has burned 255 acres of hardwood litter and reached an 87% containment status.

There are 2 personnel assigned.

The cost-to-date is at $1,000.

#OrchardHillFire  #OKDOF  #FireImages

RESOURCES

All three fires are being staffed by the OK Department of Forestry and are all three located in the East Central area.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Please see each fire for the hashtags we are currently using for each separate incident.

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Updated 2219 PST

Officer Down | Mount Vernon WA

Incident Summary

A Mount Vernon Police Officer has been reportedly shot this evening almost two-and-a-half hours ago was rushed to Skagit Valley Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Little details of the type of call he was responding has been made public.

Approximate Area

Skagit Valley College located at 2405 E. College Way in Mount Vernon, Washington was  immediately tweeting to its students to get inside and stay inside; to shelter in place.

Police activity was said to have closed off La Venture Road and Fir Street.

Incident Cooperators

Those assisting with tonight’s incident are Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Skagit County, Snohomish County and Washington State Patrol with more unknown Agencies assisting.

Current Status

It appears Police have the suspect surrounded and are currently evacuating nearby occupied homes to safer areas.

Media is reporting more shots are being heard in the area. STAY INSIDE.

Police are asking those who are not evacuating and are in the safe zone to shelter-in-place which means “stay inside”.

We ask that you shelter-in-place and do not come out to see what is happening. Police are asking that you do the same.  This will protect you and your family.  Additionally, this will allow for all those involved in this  incident to do their jobs more safely.

Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep the Mount Vernon Officer in your Thoughts and Prayers and those who are still working to get the suspect into custody. The elements can be uncomfortable for Police, 1st Responders and those who are supporting this incident.

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Firefighters Still on 10-Alarm Cambridge Fire Overnight | Update 2

Updated 1 AM EST / 10 PM PST

MASSIVE FIRE PROMPTS LARGE-SCALE RESPONSE

Fire Summary

A massive fire ripped through a City block of structures that included a former church on Berkshire and Vandine Streets in Cambridge, MA, an area that is home to almost 110,000 residents.

Fire Intensity Creates 10-Alarms

Firefighters were called around 2:52 PM EST (or 11:52 AM PST Seattle time) to a structure fire.  A second alarm was requested at 2:57 PM EST then at 2:58 PM EST struck a 3rd alarm. Then a 4th alarm was requested at 3:03 PM EST. 5th Alarm was called immediately for more manpower and resources at 3:05 PM EST.

We picked up Scanner Feed when the alarm had already reached 10.  We have never seen such a high alarm number but when you are dealing with multiples numbers of people in grave danger, a densely populated area, an inferno of flames and several cars and structures involved, you need to draw from every resource available possible.  All in all, there were about 140 Firefighters working at the peak of the fire from 17 Fire communities.

Casualties

There were 2 Police Officer, 1 Firefighter and 1 Civilian injuries reported.  There were no fatalities. 120 people were rescued.

Damage Assessment

8 buildings were severely damaged including a former church.

Cause

The cause is unknown at this time.

Continued Operations Thru Night

Firefighters are still on-scene and will be working throughout the night.  (Photo Credit: CFD)

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FIRE VICTIMS RESOURCES

Red Cross Shelter

War Memorial Center, 1640 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA.

Fire Relief Fund

The City of Cambridge Mayor, E. Denise Simmons set-up a GoFundMe account to raise $200,000  for victims and those impacted by today’s massive fire.  So far the fund has raised $50,000 by 847 donors in just five (5) hours.  They still need your help.

You can still help by going to the (Cambridge MA)  Mayor’s Relief Fund on Go Fund Me at https://www.gofundme.com/cambridge-mayors-fire-relief-fund and donate to help those impacted by this fire.

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Here is what those in the Fire Service, Media, Social Media users and others in general are saying via Social Media sources.

First Due Engine Company

Cambridge Fire’s Engine 5 was first due at today’s 10-alarm fire. (Photo Credit: Cambridge Fire)

As Seen on the Fire Ground

“Rapidly extending fire in this highly congested neighborhood.”  – Cambridge Fire Department

Safety Check App

Facebook activated its Safety Check app for those involved or impacted by today’s fire.

Hashtags

#CambMA  #CambridgeFire  #MAFire

REMEMBERING FALLEN HEROES IN ACTION

As this intense fire raced from house to house in a densely populated area, we were reminded by 6 Worcester firefighters who lost their lives today back in 1999 during firefighting efforts in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse.

NEVER FORGET.

About Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, Massachusetts is home to two major colleges Harvard and MIT and a place where those come to work/live and play. As of 2014, there were approximately 109,694 people who live in this beautiful City located directly North of Boston and across from the Charles River.

As with any large City, they are a self-sufficient metropolitan area with Police, Fire, City Hall, Utilities and additional fun entertainment in the area.

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#BreakingNews | 10-Alarm Cambridge Fire | Update 1

Updated 1815 EST / 1515 PST

FIRE BURNING A WHOLE CITY BLOCK 

A massive fire is burning a multitude number of structures and vehicles on Berkshire and York Streets near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

Here is the gist of what we know so far, after hearing information live on scanner feeds and gleaning from various sources.

Alarm Time Line (in EST time, 3 hrs ahead of Seattle time)

  • 1st Alarm – 2:53 PM
  • 2nd Alarm – 2:57 PM
  • 3rd Alarm – 2:58 PM
  • 4th Alarm – 3:03 PM
  • 5th Alarm – 3:05 PM

At the time we began picking up scanner feed, the fire had been well developing forcing the IC to ask for more resources and causing the alarm to be elevated to a 10-alarm fire.  You never hear a 10-alarm which tells those of us in the fire business , this is very intense fire.

In this case, there are approximately 8 buildings on fire with 3 towers, 3 ladders, multiple hose lines and master streams.  Fire Officials stated in addition there were significant fires in 2 buildings.  All Companies were working.

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

There are many accounts by users on Social Media so we are going to just stick with the facts but we are posting information from Fire Officials, news media (mainstream) and via the public.

Explosions heard:  Heard multiple explosions then saw wood debris in air. – Eyewitness account

Possible cause:  Possible cause.  New building under construction. No further info given. – Media

Evacuations:  Residents in fire area evacuated.

Injuries:  8 buildings.  No cause.  2 LEO & 1 Firefighter injuries. 2 civilians. – Fire Officials, Media

Damage Assessment (Preliminary):  1 building collapse. – Media; Partial roof collapse of Church – Fire scanner feed.

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About Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, Massachusetts is home to two major colleges Harvard and MIT and a place where those come to work/live and play. As of 2014, there were approximately 109,694 people who live in this beautiful City located directly North of Boston and across from the Charles River.

As with any large City, they are a self-sufficient metropolitan area with Police, Fire, City Hall, Utilities and additional fun entertainment in the area.

 

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Fires Reporting as Human-caused | Update 3

Updated 7PM PST / 10PM CST

Officials Confirm Worst Fears

Gatlinburg Fire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Credit: GSMNP)

Gatlinburg Fire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Credit: GSMNP)

Fire Officials have confirmed the worst fears of this wildfire starting from the Chimney Tops 2 Fire located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was reported at 5:20 PM CST on November 23rd.  The wildfire started in a remote area (Chimney Tops) where it would quickly spread due to severe drought and becoming a wind-driven event along with short-range spotting.

Currently, the wildfire has moved down the mountain into a mountainous town, Gatlinburg, Tennessee where it has consumed 15,653 acres of brush, hardwood slash and leaf litter.  The fire has also stolen much more just acres of lands but killed at least seven (7) people and destroyed 700 structures.  These are businesses and homes that have been taken by so many who are hurt, angry and dumbfounded how someone could actually start a fire on purpose.

There have also been reports of people missing from the Gatlinburg and Sevierville areas.  We will broadcast all missing person information with permission by the Family and/or Law Enforcement Officials.

The fire is now 10% contained.

Strike Team (Credit: Mt Juliet Fire)

Strike Team (Credit: Mt Juliet Fire)

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How YOU Can Help Evacuees

List of Organizations….Here is a compiled list put together by a local media outlet.  http://www.wbir.com/news/local/how-to-help-gatlinburg-pigeon-forge-fire-evacuees/357810685

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Missing Person:  Brad Phillips

Missing….We have information that has come to light about a missing man around the time the wildfires occurred.  He was reported as missing as of yesterday (11/28/2016) around 8:00 PM CST.  He spoke with family and them his own house was destroyed.  Brad Phillips’ daughter was asking for assistance on Twitter to help search Shelters as his family is out of the area.

We are doing a repost by the Amanda Phillips, the daughter of missing Brad Phillips from Gatlinburg/Sevierville, TN.  Please circulate his photo and let’s help this lady find her missing Dad.

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Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

This is all about what the news, residents and those on the fire ground are saying about the wildfires, etc.

The Dollywood Foundation….states to pay $1,000/month for six (6) months to families who lost their homes. – Media

National Media Coverage….Twitter users took to Social Media again to say that the Gatlinburg wildfires and the loss of life/property affecting economic and disrupting lives is more important than covering political news.  Calls for CNN, Fox News, Associated Press and others to report nationally this disturbing wildfires.  Some networks felt this was not a big enough national newsworthy story. – Media

Gatlinburg is the Heart of Tourism….Thousands rely on its tourism industry to make a living; this fire is their worst nightmare. – Twitter user

Rain Falling….is helping wildfires but not firefighters due to the heavy smoke billowing in the area making firefighting efforts difficult and dangerous. – Twitter user

Scary….This is insane and scary as hell. – Twitter user

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We research our articles with some Posts taking hours to find correct and accurate information.  As some of you know from many Political posts, there is fake news out there with one of our Political winners tweeting about 170,000 acres have been destroyed.  Others stating the whole City of Gatlinburg has been destroyed, which is simply not the truth.

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Fires Reporting as Human-caused | Update 3

Updated 6:30 AM PST / 9:30 AM  CST

Reports of Human-Caused Ignited Sparks Many Emotions

A large mainstream media outlet was sounding the alarms saying Fire Officials are reporting the nearly 15,000 acres has been consumed, taking along with 250 structures and killing three (3) people.

Though human-caused can have several meanings, we did not want to come right out and say this is Arson related but a trend in Tennessee lately has shown that most of the wildfires in this State have been just that – Arson.  We are hoping the cause has a different outcome but we are waiting and hopeful.

Wind gusts were reported as high as 87 mph which has been one of the most biggest factors in this fires with more than 10 wildfires firefighters have to fight head on.  Resources are quickly being drained though hundreds if not thousands of fire crews are fighting dangerous flames at any given single time making conditions just even that more difficult and frustrating to Officials.

The Red Cross, one of the largest Incident Cooperators has reported providing 10,000 meals and snacks to those who are in Shelters and 1,000 meals to Firefighters.

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How YOU Can Help Evacuees

List of Organizations….Here is a compiled list put together by a local media outlet.  http://www.wbir.com/news/local/how-to-help-gatlinburg-pigeon-forge-fire-evacuees/357810685

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Please Help…..Find Missing Gatlinburg/Sevierville Man

Missing….We have information that has come to light about a missing man around the time the wildfires occurred.  He was reported as missing as of yesterday (11/28/2016) around 8:00 PM CST.  He spoke with family and them his own house was destroyed.  Brad Phillips’ daughter was asking for assistance on Twitter to help search Shelters as his family is out of the area.

We are doing a repost by the Amanda Phillips, the daughter of missing Brad Phillips from Gatlinburg/Sevierville, TN.  Please circulate his photo and let’s help this lady find her missing Dad.

DYK?

We research our articles with some Posts taking hours to find correct and accurate information.  As some of you know from many Political posts, there is fake news out there with one of our Political winners tweeting about 170,000 acres have been destroyed.  Others stating the whole City of Gatlinburg has been destroyed, which is simply not the truth.

Follow Us and get your news feed fix and learn what information is the truth.  You can “Follow Us” here and, you can find us on Facebook and, Twitter (@nwfireblog).  We would love to have you onboard with us.

Thank you for reading our Blog.  We wish you nothing but Safety today. – Ed.

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United States Active Wildfires | Update 1

Updated 2:30 PM PST

Wildfires seem to be igniting all over the United States and around the Globe.  We are going to first start naming off the fires inside the U.S. and in separate post include Global incidents.

If you are a firefighter or supporting the wildfire – THANK YOU for your tireless efforts, commitment, dedication and help Save Lives.

Hope you enjoy ….

ARIZONA

Empire Fire – 4 miles NW of Elgin

Southeast District, Arizona DOF. Fire Fuels:  Brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running.

518 acres. 80% contained.  29 personnel.  0 crews.  5 engines.  0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.

$10,000 cost-to-date.

ARKANSAS

Oakwood 1 Fire – 6 miles E of Dumas

Felsenthal NWR. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting.

290 acres.  60% contained. No info on personnel, equipment or structures lost.  $5,000 cost-to-date.

Pathfork Fire – 3 miles S of Pathfork

Kentucky DOF.  Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

230 acres.  90% contained.  10 personnel.  0 crews.  1 engine.  0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

CALIFORNIA

Hidden Fire

Hidden Fire photo taken Nov 19 at 3 pm

Hidden Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia NF, E of Mtn Home Demonstration State Forest

Sequoia NF.  Unified Command w/CAL Fire & USFS.  Start 10/29/2016.  Lightning Fire fuel:  Timber.

1,161 acres. 0% contained.  100 personnel.

Meadow Fire – E of Trail of 100 Giants B/T Lloyd Meadow Rd,   Western Divide Hwy

San Bernardino NF.  Start 10/29/2016.  Lightning caused.  4347 acres.  100 personnel.  2 helicopters.

GEORGIA

Rock Mountain Fire – 2 mi S of Tate City

Chattahoochee-Oconee NF. IMT 1. Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. Numerous structures threatened.

10,425 acres. 30% contained. 498 personnel. 12 crews. 21 engines. 5 helicopters.

$3 Million cost-to-date.

Rough Ridge Fire – 13 miles NW of Blue Ridge

Chattahoochee-Oconee NF. IMT 2. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter, timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

27,870 acres. 50% contained.  232 personnel. 2 crew. 10 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5.2 Million cost-to-date.

Tatum Gulf Fire – 11 miles W of LaFayette

Georgia Forestry Commission Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

2,336 acres. 60% contained. 101 personnel. 1 crew. 18 engines. 0 helicopters. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

Timber Ridge Fire – S of Clayton, E of Tiger

Start 11/12/2016. Unknown cause.

Chattooga River RD & Chattahooche – Oconee NF.  Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter begging leaf fall under extreme drought conditions.  Minimal fire with creeping and smoldering.  Fire in mop up and patrol status.

888 acres.  95% contained.  36 personnel.

KENTUCKY

Abner Br Fire – 2 miles SW of Big Laurel

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuel: Timber and Hardwood Litter. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

1,113 acres. 75% contained. 23 personnel.  2 crews. 1 engine. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $15,000 cost-to-date.

Big Branch Fire – 3 miles S of Rocksana

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

450 acres. 80% contained.  No personnel or resources are assigned to this fire at this time. $2,000 cost-to-date.

Fish Trap Fire – 5 miles S of Raccoon

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

356 acres.  47% contained.  14 personnel.  1 crew.  1 engine. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $2,000 cost-to-date.

Hollins Fork Fire – 3 miles N of Thousandsticks

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

125 acres.  80% contained.  0 personnel and resources on this incident.  $3,000 cost-to-daet.

Hurricane Creek Fire – 3 miles SW of Stopover

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

145 acres.  60% contained.  11 personnel.  1 crew.  0 engines.  0 helicopters.  0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

Hwy 190 Fire – 2 miles SW of Pineville

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

800 acres.  90% contained.  No personnel or resources are tied to this incident.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Middlefield Fork Rd Fire – 3 miles W of Lick Creek

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

250 acres.  90% contained. 18 personnel.  1 crew. 0 engines or helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3,000 cost-to-date.

Pathfork Fire – 3 miles S of Pathfork

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

230 acres.  90% contained.  10 personnel.  0 crews. 1 engine. 0 helicopters.  0 structures.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

Raven Rock Fire – 1 mile E of Jenkins

George Washington & Jefferson NF. Started on private land. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Trail closures in effect.

2,402 acres. 95% contained.  26 personnel.  0 crews.  2 engines.  0 helicopters. 2 structures lost.  $887,000 cost-to-date.

Walters Rd Fire – 2 miles NE of Pikeville

Kentucky DOF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter and timber. Active fire behavior.

374 acres. 80% contained.  11 personnel. 1 crew. 1 engine. 0 helicopters.  0 structures lost.  $4,000 cost-to-date.

NORTH CAROLINA

Boteler Fire – 9 mles E of Hayesville

Boteler Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire detected on  10/25/2016 @ 9:00 AM. Unknown cause.

National Forests in North Carolina. Southern Area Red Team command unit. Fire Fuels: Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing, smoldering and creeping.

9,015 acres. 72% contained. 391 personnel. 4 crew. 25 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $7.7 Million cost-to-date.

Crews to maintain and patrol containment lines, while improving, securing and mop up fire lines.

Numerous structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures and in addition to a TFR are in effect.

Cathy Gap Fire – 4 miles NW of Balsam Grove

Start 11/17/2016.  Unknown cause.

National Forests in North Carolina. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Structures threatened.

123 acres. 85% contained. 53 personnel. 2 crews.  2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $147,000 cost-to-date.

Chestnut Knob Fire – 3 miles S of Enola

Firefighters Conducting Tailgate Safety Briefing before Heading To The Line

Command Briefing. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start 11/6/2016 @ 8AM.  Unknown cause.

North Carolina Forest Service. South Mtn State Parrk.  10 miles S of Morganton. Florida Forest  Service Green Team -IMT 2.  Fire fuels: Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering. Numerous structures threatened.

6,424 acres. 40% contained. 330 personnel. 10 crews. 32 engines.  7 dozers.

 Incident Cooperators include:  NC FS, NC State Parks, NCWRC, Burke Co EM, Burke Co Emergency Comm, BCSO, FL FS, Lincoln Co VFD, Catawba Co VFD, Cleveland Co VFD, Triple Community VFD, Icard VFD, south Mtn VFD, Burke Co EMS, Enola VFD, ongtown VD, Jonas Ridge VFD, Oak Hill VFD, Lovelady VFD, Drexel VFD, Lake James VFD, Jonas Ridge VFD, Oak Hill VFD, Lk James VFD, Glen Alpine VFD, George Hildebran VFD, Salem VFD, Brendletown VFD, West End VFD and Drowing Creek VFD.

$1.6 Million cost-to-date.

Fire is in patrol status but fire crews have observed a fire burning withing the containment status where leaves have recently fallen.

Dick’s Creek Fire – 2 miles NW of Sylva

National Forests in North Carolina. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter, short grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

728 acres. 98% contained. 11 personnel. 0 crews. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $799,000 cost-to-date.

Dobson Creek 3 – Fires within 10-mile radius of Cherokee

Holding the line

Fire crews holding the line. (Credit: Rob Wood via Inciweb)

Start 11/2/2016 @ 3:30 PM.  Unknown cause.

Eastern Cherokee Agency.  15 total fires. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. In Patrol and monitor status. IA ready for any new ignites.  Interior of fire not being addressed due to snap danger to fire crews.5 structures threatened; none lost.

756 acres. 85% contained.  80 personnel. 7 engines. 2 handcrews.

Some amounts of fire hit the area but not enough to fully extinguish it.

Eastern Cherokee Complex – 4 miles E of Cherokee

Eastern Cherokee Agency, BIA. (2 fires). Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures threatened.

756 acres. 85% contained. 80 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.2 Million cost-to-date.

Maple Springs Fire – 3 miles NW of Santeetlah Lake

Burn out operation along Highway 129

Burnout operations along Hwy 129. (Credit: Chris Colt via Inciweb)

Started 11/4/2016 8:10 PM.  Fire merged with Avey Branch Fire. Human caused.

National Forests in North Carolina. Rocky Mtn Type IMT 2. Fire Fuels are  hardwood litter, timber and brush.

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Crews continuing with constructing containment lines on N and S flanks.  Structures threatened.

7,788 acres. 53% contained. 315 personnel. 4 crews. 25 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $4.7 Million cost-to-date.

Muskrat Valley Fire – 8 miles SW of Franklin

This is a Command Repeater used by the Incident Commander and Command Staff to communicate with Division Superintendents, who then use Tactical Channels to speak with crews in the field.

Command Repeater built by the USFS in 1941. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

North Carolina Forest Service. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

103 acres. 99% contained. 28 personnel.  1 crew. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $235,000 cost-to-date.

Party Rock Fire – 1 mi N of Lake Lure

Crews monitoring a burnout.

Burnout operations using natural barriers. (Credit: Lance Silance via Inciweb)

Start 11/5/2016 – 1:30 PM.

North Carolina Forest Service. IMT 2. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering.

Numerous structures threatened. No new evacuations at this time. Pre-evacuation orders given; residents need to be ready to evacuate a moment’s notice.

7,171 acres. 45% contained.  925 personnel (structural and wildland firefighters). 18 crews. 139 engines. 2 helicopters. Containment lines held despite strong winds overnight.

$3.2 Million Cost-to-date.

Tellico Fire – 3 miles S of Almond

National Forests in North Carolina. Transfer of command from IMT 1 (Dueitt) to IMT 1 (Wilkins) will occur tomorrow. IMT is also managing the Boteler, Dick’s Creek, Muskrat, and Cathy Gap fires.  Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter, timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened.

13,874 acres.  90% contained. 250 personnel. 4 crews. 22 engines. 0 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $5.1 Million cost-to-date.

OKLAHOMA

Beaver Gap Fire

340 acres.  100% contained.  2 personnel.  0 crews.  1 helicopter.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Highline Fire

160 acres. 100% contained.  3 personnel.  0 crews.  2 helicopters.  $10,000 cost-to-date.

Rosston Fire – 3 Miles N of Laverne

 Oklahoma DOF. Fire Fuels: Brush, tall grass and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. Evacuations have been lifted.

3,213 acres.  60% contained. 65 personnel. 0 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $20,000 cost-to-date.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Pinnacle Mountain Fire – 3 mi SE of Rocky Bottom

South Carolina Forestry Commission.  Hardwood Litter and timber. Active fire behavior. Numerous structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

5,439 acres. 35% contained. 218 personnel. 8 crews. 11 engines. 3 helicopters. 1 structure lost. 1.3 Million cost-to-date.

TENNESSEE

Bench Bluff Fire – 2 miles W of Pikeville

Tennessee DOF. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter. No new information.

2,018 acres.   92% contained. No personnel or resources are on this incident.  $15,000 cost-to-date.

Big Poplar Fire – 1 mile W of Turtletown

Cherokee NF. Fire Fuels:  Hardwood litter, closed timber litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Area closures in effect.

157 acres.  60% contained.  58 personnel.  2 crews.  4 engines.  0 helicopters.  $100,000 cost-to-date.

East Miller Cove Fire – 1 mile N of Walland

Tennessee DOF. Started on private land. Fire Fuels: Hardwood litter and southern rough. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened.

200 acres. 0% contained. 39 personnel. 0 crews. 16 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $3,000 cost-to-date.

Quarry Creek Fire – 2 miles E of Tellico Plains

Cherokee NF. Fire Fuels:   Hardwood litter,brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

645 acres.  75% contained.  112 personnel. 4 crews.  2 engines.  0 helicopter.  0 structures lost.  $175,000 cost-to-date.

VIRGINIA

Raven Rock Fire

2,402 acres.  95% contained. 26 personnel. 0 crews. 24 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $887,000 cost-to-date.

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