#GateFire | CA | Update 3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.  UPDATE (1450 Hours PDT) | 425 acres. 5% contained.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

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Bellevue Police | Searching For Suspects

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON

Bellevue Police were attempting to stop a blue Mercedes SUV who allegedly stole items from the Factoria Square Mall on Saturday around 2100 hours PDT.

In attempt to stop them, the vehicle rammed one of the Bellevue Police cars.  The SUV was being drive by a white male and carrying a female passenger.  For the  protection of Officers and the Suspect, we are not broadcasting the plate number, suspect or any Patrol information. 

The suspects fled the Eastside mall, where they quickly gained access to I-90 heading Westbound towards Seattle, Washington.  Officers reported speeds of 60-70 mph as the suspect vehicle  weaved in and out of heavy traffic pulling away from pursuing Bellevue Police units.

Bellevue Police asked for Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers to assist with napping the suspects.  There were several responding to assist with the call.  King County Sheriff’s Guardian 1 was up in the air and responded but were unable to locate the vehicle exiting to be believed as the Mt. Baker tunnel which has many exits and intersects with I-5 both Northbound and Southbound.

Bellevue Police requested the aid of Washington State Troopers to help stop the vehicle but the vehicle seemed to have gotten away.  Police are investigating and due to the nature of this incident, we are not broadcasting the plate number, the suspect name and address.

We are happy to hear the Officer who had his vehicle rammed did not suffer any serious injuries and that the incident did not turn into an Officer-Involved shooting.

Officers will continue to search for the suspects and have a good idea who their person-of-interest is.  We will update you all , if any other details emerge.

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#GateFire | CA | Update 3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.  UPDATE (1450 Hours PDT) | 425 acres. 5% contained.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#StLucieCointyFire | FL | New!

FT PIERCE, FLORIDA

Fire Incident | A wildfire is burning off of US1 and Turnpike Feeder Road in Ft. Pierce, Florida that started from an unknown cause on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Resources | County and State fire crews have arrived.

Current Conditions | There have been approximately 20 acres destroyed.  The cause unknown at this time.  There is a 0% containment status.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident;  #StLucieCointyFire #FtPierceFL #FLwildfires2017

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#GateFire | CA | Update 2

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#RockyFire | CA | New!

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Incident Summary | A 4-acre vegetation fire is burning on Rocky Creek Road and Old Abode Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo, California.

Photo Credit: CAL Fire SLO

Social Media | Hashtags we are using are #CAwildfires2017 #CA #RockyFire

Updates | Limited information is coming in from sources.  We will provide an update as more information is received.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#ElmFire | CA | Update 4

FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning off of Highway 198 and Alcade Road, just South of Coalinga (Fresno County), California that started on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 1311 hours PDT.    The cause is under investigation.

Incident Cooperators |  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County OES, PG&E, BLM, Red Cross, California Highway Patrol are listed as Incident Cooperators for this incident.

Staffing | There are 539 firefighters, along with and 18 fire crews currently on fire operations.

Equipment | In addition to staffing, equipment on-site includes, but is not limited to:  50 fire engines, 2 helicopters, 11 bulldozers and 5 water tenders.

Current Update | As of 1830 PST this evening, the forward spread has been stopped and remaining crews will conduct burnout operations of unburned fuels in the interior of the perimeter.  About 10,300 acres have been burned.  Fire crews have successfully reached a 70% containment status.  UPDATE | The fire has now been contained to 75% as of Saturday, May 20th.

Credit: CAL FIRE

Closures | All road closures have been lifted, including any evacuation orders.

Social Media | Hashtags being used are #ElmFire #CAwildfires2017  #CA

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#GateFire | CA | New!

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | The CAL Fire San Diego unit is reporting a vegetation fire broke out around 1130 Hours PDT on Saturday, May 20, 2017, off of Highway 94 and just South of Jamul in San Diego, California.

Current Fire Status | The IC is reporting a dangerous ROS.  When Fire officials reported the first update, the fire had burned only 10 acres but has since increased to 100 acres with a 0% containment status.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

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#CampPendletonFire | CA | New!

NEAR FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA

Incident Summary |  The North County Fire Protection District reported around 1545 PDT that a fire had broken out, which is approximately 3/4 mile from De Luz Road on Friday, May 19, 2017.  It is located in the “Hotel” area, near Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California.

Resources | North County Fire Protection District fire personnel.

(A request has been sent to the District for a breakdown on Resources and Equipment on-scene, including air and ground resources.)

Current Fire Conditions | Limited fire behavior is known, other than 450 acres have been destroyed and fire crews have reached a 20% containment status.   The fire is moving away from Fallbrook.  There are no assets being threatened at this time.

Photo Credit: North County Fire Protection District

 Social Media | #CampPendletonFire #HotelFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#BollardFire | FL | New!

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MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, FLORIDA

Incident Summary | An unknown cause sparked a wildfire in the stand of snags in the northern boundary of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge off of SR 3, approximately 4 miles South of Oak Hill, Florida.   The cause is currently unknown and being investigated.

Start Date / Time | The fire was reportedly have started on Monday, May 15, 2017, around 1430 hours.

Incident Cooperators | The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fire crews were immediately dispatched and responded to the fire.

Resources | There are currently 28 personnel assigned to this fire event.

Current Fire Conditions | Fire behavior is said to be moderate, torching and spotting but fire crews have reached a 90% containment status.  528 acres of Southern Rough have been destroyed.  Continued efforts to suppress and contain the fire will be the Fire Manager’s key focus.

Bollard Fire on the Merritt Island NWR on Monday evening, May 15, 2017.

Photo Credit:  Michael Good/USFWS

Social Media | We are currently using #BollardFire #FLwildfires2017 #FL for this wildfire.

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