INCIDENT SUMMARY — A wildfire named the TELEGRAPH FIRE is located off of Highway 177, about five miles south of Superior on the south end of Old Telegraph Canyon. It was one mile away from the town of Top-of-the-World but is now less than this distance.
The fire was reported on Friday, June 4th around 1330 hours MT, according to Fire Officials.
CAUSE — Human caused. Exact ignition is under investigation.
FIRE BEHAVIOR — Extreme fire activity with a high rate of spread, uphill runs, flanking and torching.
CURRENT STATUS — 56,676 acres of grass and shrubs. 0% contained. Remained very active overnight until 0200-0300 on Monday morning. This was due to humidity went up to 23% and winds decreased. The fire then began creeping around 0900 as winds picked up from the southwest and the RH level dropped.
RESOURCES — Lead Fire Agency: USFS. 276 fire personnel, overhead and support resources. Six crews, eight engines and two helicopters.
INCIDENT COOPERATORS — USFS, Tonto NF, Globe RD, Red Cross, High Desert Middle School, Apache Junction Rodeo facility, SW Area IMT (Bales).
EVACATIONS — Are in Effect for Top-of-the-World.
Red Cross — Moved from Miami east to Globe.
THREATS — Structures and Energy infrastructure.
COST-TO-DATE — $1.2 Million.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gila County — Public Information Line — 928.402.8888
Gila County — Animal Shelter – AT CAPACITY. County is working on finding an alternative.
We will following along with the SW Area IMT’s live coverage on Facebook of the Mescal (7pm) and Telegraph Fire (8pm) Communities by breaking it down on our blog after each meeting and live on our Twitter Page @nwfireblog
A brush fire turned wildfire named the FLAG FIRE ignited about 11 miles south-southeast of Kingman in the Hualapai Mountains (Mohave County), Arizona on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Officials say the cause is unknown and under investigation but state it originated between Flag Mine and Wild Cow Campgrounds.
600 acres of ponderosa pine (higher elevations), brush and grass destroyed.
Fire Weather — RED FLAG WARNING in effect for Sunday and Monday due to high winds, low relative humidity (RH) in the fire area.
EVACUATIONS IN EFFECT
Mandatory Evacuations are in effect for:
GO NOW –> Hualapai Mountain Park, Lodge and Pine Lake communities.
GET READY –> Atherton Acres and Pinion Pine communities.
Red Cross Shelter –> Palo Christi Elementary School. 500 Maple Street, Kingman, Arizona.
Resources on-scene or en route — Central West Type 3 IMT. 5 IHC on order. Air resources — 1 Lead, 3 LAT, 3 SEAT, 1 Type 2 and 2 Type 3 Helicopters.
Incident Cooperators — BLM AZ, Colorado River District Office (Lake Havasu), Mohave Sheriff Office, Mohave County Emergency Management, Pine Lake Fire Department, Arizona Department of Transportation, SWCC, National Interagency Fire Center, Inciweb.
Fire crews are still on-scene of the Green Valley Fire located off of SE Green Valley Road in unincorporated King County in Auburn, near Black Diamond, Washington State. The fire started on April 18, 2021 (Sunday) and is still burning.
Here is a recap of the timeline for this incident (summarized).
Day 3 – April 20, 2021 – Tuesday
75% contained. 50 acres.
Fire crews are working to continue constructing a line around the fire and reaching their fire objective 100% contained. This does not necessarily mean it will be out.
Resources will still be on-scene until about 2000 hours leaving a few for fire watch and interior pockets of unburned fuels that may flare up. Replacement crews will return for Day 4 on April 21st for an extended period of time.
Response/resources have been reduced from a Level 2 to a Level 1.
Day 2 – April 19, 2021 – Monday
Level 2 evacuations go into effect for 3 homes near the fire perimeter. (2136 hours) Fire is contained to 40%.
Washington State Fire Marshal (WSP) approves a State Mobilization of various resources that include:
Shoreline FD – Tasked with Structure Protection. Part of a State mobe strike team.
strike teams from Shoreline Fire who was tasked with structure protection; Eastside fire & Rescue, Woodinville Fire & Rescue, IAFF3520, East Pierce Fire, CPFR, King County Fire District 16, Pierce County Fire District 18, Kirkland Fire and Bellevue Fire.
Day 1 – April 18, 2021 – Sunday
Brush fire off of a private roadway in the 35200 block of SE Green Valley Road in Auburn, Washington State prompts a large fire from local and mutual aid resources. Fire quickly upgraded to 3rd alarm brush fire.
Multiple assets were deployed from King and Snohomish Counties that include:
Eastside Fire & Rescue – Worked in Division Foxtrot with tenders and brush trucks to contain the fire.
WA DNR – Rotor and ground crews. Dipping site: Lake Holm, which is located between Auburn and Black Diamond.
Additional units dispatched: Woodinville Fire & Rescue, Valley Regional Fire, Mountain View Fire & Rescue, King County Fire District #2, Zone 3 Explorers.
Incident Cooperators: King County Sheriff.
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Firefighters from Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland are fighting a 2nd alarm commercial structure fire at the Sixty-01 Condos located in the 6400 block of 139th Avenue NE in Redmond, Washington. Reports of a two-story condo unit was ablaze and spread to nearby units.
The entrance to the Sixty-01 condo village is located in the 6000 block of 140th Avenue Northeast.
Flames were still visible after firefighters began pulling ceiling. In the early stages of the fire, it was reported that some could see a glow and smoke column from nearby City of Bellevue.
Searches (Primary and Secondary) of floor one was complete and with nothing found. Crews had difficulty accessing floor two of the building. Exposure buildings were also evacuated and searched.
Just after 2000 hours PT, Command requested at least three-four investigators. They were dispatched via NORCOM
Owner of the fire unit was on-scene and staging at the guard shack awaiting the arrival of Fire Investigators to take his statement.
Redmond Police are on-scene and conducting traffic control in the area of 140th Avenue Northwest and Old Redmond Road.
Firefighters are sill working and more updates will be posted as information is received. You can also follow us on @nwfireblog for our live coverage of this incident.
Hashtags used #RedmondWAFire #Sixty01Fire
(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Update 2021 PT (Friday, 3/12/2021)
South King County Firefighters were dispatched Thursday evening to a commercial fire located in the 3800 block of West Valley Highway North in Auburn, Washington State around 1820 hours PT.
ABOUT THE FIRE BUILDING
The fire building is described as owned by Natmi LPF Core LLC and built in 2007. The building serves as the purpose as a warehouse and is said to be approxiately 51,250-square feet on a 557,309 lot size. It is constructed out of masonary, per the King County Tax Records. It is said to be valued at $15 Million Dollars.
The fire was located at the SPAN ALASKA TRANSPORTATION, a LTL (less than truckload) freight carrier that delivers to the lower 48 and Alaska, according to its website.
OPERATIONS – SUMMARY
First Due units arrived reported seeing a large smoke column on the midspan of the roof. Firefighters were then tasked with pulling a 2.5″ on the alpha in the initial stages but throughout the incident would pull up to three lines.
Battalion assumed Command and drove around the building to complete a 360* view.
At 1839 hours PT, Command struck a second alarm request but would request units to stage two-blocks away from the Command Post. Firefighters checked to see what was on fire and for extensions. The fire itself was possibly being fueled by gas.
About 25 minutes, the gas was shut off and water on the fire. There was no heat or smoke on the inside; or visible extension found on the interior of the building.
A primary was completed on the first one-half of the building but could not finish due to members on the top of the roof. Also, this was stated is a warehouse with high piles of storage making it difficult for firefighters to search completely. It was reported that all employees safely evacuated from the structure.
A general safety broadcast was made during the incident that this is a high piles storage facility and there are pallets under the fire area, which appeared to be leaning and all members needed to be aware and careful. An exterior search was tasked instead of interior at the time-being.
Resources were still working on the fire ground when the incident timer showed 73 minutes at 1934 hours. Due to the extent of this fire and the large structure it was in, would imagine they will remain on-scene for quite some time. Unknown if they will be foaming it down and/or conducting fire watch throughout the night.
While this fire was ongoing, Dispatch notified Command of possible smoke related incidents from their fire but they were too far away to be connected. A brush fire and smoke investigation call were dispatched as separate calls.
The building manager is on-scene.
Fire personnel and assets were dispatched from IAFF2595, Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire & Rescue, Valley Fire Department, IAFF 1352, and IAFF 2024 at 1820 hours PT. Units were VRFA TIMER2, 4TG, L364, M6, MSO1, Z3RHAB, FM333, BCC, Z3PIO, AFPIO and L331, E371, E338, E332, E374, E334, A371, B331, and D307.
ALPHA DIVISION – West Valley Highway Command (Command)
Firefighters with A317 did a complete 360* walkaround and found no smoke, heat and no visible extensions visible.
CHARLIE DIVISION – E374, B362, L364, E374, E334
Another stick was provided in the area to help with getting water on the fire. Two exterior doors on the Charlie side were opened and stated there was a high piles storage close to the door. It was difficult for crews to search the second half of this division but would later be able to complete their primary search and finding nothing.
They were tasked with water supply on the Charlie side, cutting a 60 x 60 hole around the fire area and checking for extensions in the initial fire attack. They forewarned Command and other crews that may be working in Interior Operations of possible panels dropping from down below. Thankfully, there were no crews on the inside of the structure.
The fire was knocked down at 1905 hours PT and reported they were checking for extensions in the attic. It was finally tapped at 1921 hours PT but crews found there was still smoke in the air on the interior but no heat or flames.
Engine companies 333 and 373 were busy conducting primary on the interior.
MEDICAL GROUP – M6, REHAB 303, MSO 1
Medic 6 was tasked with Firefighter Safety and REHAB 303 as Supervisor. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported or heard over scanner feed during the incident.
STAGING – Medic 7
Medic 7 was released from the incident at 1902 hours PT and returned back to quarters.
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(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/11/2021 2045 hours PT
Firefighters were dispatched to a large 3-story dwelling fire in the 200 block of Hope Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey which was deemed an immediate 2nd alarm after arriving on-scene with heavy fire showing through the roof.
This is “Hope Command”.
At 1739 hours PT, Command called for a 3- alarm due to fire extending upward.
Firefighters were reporting they were losing pressure after moving their water towers into strategic positions. Dispatch was working with the Passaic Valley Water District to get them to increase the pressure.
The third floor wall and the roof on the Charlie/Bravo side had collapsed and crews were moved out of the area to safety.
This is an active fire incident that we are covering on @nwfireblog on Twitter. More updates will be posted here as this event unfolds.
Torrance Police are on-scene to the Del Amo Fashion Center (Mall) reports of 500-plus teenagers rushed in the Del Amo Mall with some eyewitness accounts to local media outlets as looting some of its stores.
Media is reporting at least one person has been shot near the Burlington Coat Factory side of the mall.
Multiple agencies worked together to clear the shopping mall, evacuate any of the employees and other persons, while setting up a perimeter, searching for subjects and suspects. Additionally, detainee buses were ordered and arrived on-scene.
Barrier buses were also set-up to block major entrances and mall driveways.
The Dispatch Center was getting calls of small number of groups had arrived outside one hotel and another big box store and loitering. It was unknown if they were part of the same original group or a new one arriving in the area.
Around 2030 hours PT, air was opened to respond to normal calls for service.
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