Update 3 | 3-Alarm Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of North Main Street and West Union Street for a commercial structure fire on January 9, 2021 evening. The building is located near a 7-11 and Shell station.

Image
Credit: JFRDJAX

Firefighters arrived just after 1736 hours PT and reporting a 2-story commercial building with fire from floor two. The building’s integrity was reported as unstable and collapsed shortly after arriving. Media reports which was retweeted by the City of Jacksonville (FL) states this was once a funeral home and vacant.

Over 100 firefighters would fight the stubborn blaze and was brought under control over one hour on the incident clock.

Significant events included: firefighters having to cool a propane tank at the nearby 7-11 store and working to set-up a collapse zone to keep all resources and firefighters safe.

Here are some footage of this evening’s fire:

Image

No reports of injuries to citizens or firefighters were reported.

Firefighters will remain overnight for fire watch after putting out hot spots and overhaul operations.

Cause is unknown at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Update 3 – 1/9/2021 1940 PT

Breaking | Del Amo Mall Melee, Shooting

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA

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 seen as looting stores.

Media is reporting at least one person has been shot near the Burlington Coat Factory side of the mall.

A Police chopper is overhead and assisting Officers.

Mutual aid is en route.

AVOID THE AREA.

Police are working to clear the full shopping mall.

Due to Officer Safety, we will not be releasing Officer locations and some tweets may be on a delay.

This is a very active incident and we are unsure if anyone has been injured.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1930 PT

Unit Responds to Mt Baldi for Fire

MT BALDI, CALIFORNIA

A Brush truck (Brush Truck 200) along with additional resources were dispatched at 1830 hours PT to the the Mt. Baldi Ski Lift for a reported 9-1-1 call regarding a camp fire in the south parking lot.

This is an active incident and units are still en route.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1833 PT

Motor Bike Rider Down in Marysville WA

MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON STATE

Fire units 8N4, A62A, E61, E63, M61, M63, B62B and 8R23 have been dispatched to a motorcyclist down on 88th Street NE at State Avenue in Marysville, Washington.

There are no other vehicles reportedly seen in the area.

No condition of the victim is known.

AVOID THE AREA.

This is an active incident.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1830 PT

County Firefighters Fight Big Fire in CA

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA

San Bernardino County firefighters are fighting a large commercial structure fire in the 600 block of North Arrowhead with heavy fire on the Delta side and extension to the first floor of the building.

This is a developing story. Very limited sources reporting.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1825 PT

Sno Co Firefighters Respond to Home Fire

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Snohomish County Firefighters are currently en route to a residential structure fire in the 5400 block of 101st Place NW in Marysville, Washington State. It is said that the fan in the home’s bathroom caught fire.

Units dispatched are A62, B61, E61, E63, E68, L62, M61.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1810 PT

Avalanche Prompts SAR Response in BC

COWBOY RIDGE, CANADA

An avalanche occurred at 1515 hours PT on Saturday, January 9, 2021, for a size 3 Avalanche response by the RCMP Whistler and Whistler SAR to the Cowboy Ridge, which is just south of Whistler.

RCMP Officials are asking the public to call if you were in the area or are still in the area by calling them at 604-932-3044.

Though Law Enforcement says all parties are accounted for and they have ID’d all those who were in the area earlier, they are working to ensure no other persons are still in the area. Lots of resources have been activated.

It is unknown which SAR units are en route to the area, such as avalanche search dogs and the Ski Patrol unit member like we have here in the United States.

This is a developing story and updates will be posted as information is received.

ABOUT COWRIDGE RIDGE

Cowboy Ridge is said to be a popular area for backcountry skiers which is like the final downhill leg of a marathon skiing tour that has room for lots of twists and turns as you wind down from the Singing Pass Trail into Whistler Village.

It is said to be the playground for the more experienced skiers and advanced alike.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1745 PT

Update 2 | 3-Alarm Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of North Main Street and West Union Street , to a commercial structure fire on January 9, 2021 evening. The building is located near a 7-11 and Shell station.

Firefighters arrived just after 1736 hours PT and reporting a 2-story commercial building with fire from floor two. The building’s integrity was reported as unstable and collapsed shortly after arriving. Media reports which was retweeted by the City of Jacksonville (FL) states this was once a funeral home and vacant.

Over 100 firefighters would fight the stubborn blaze and was brought under control over one hour on the incident clock.

Significant events included: firefighters having to cool a propane tank at the nearby 7-11 store and working to set-up a collapse zone to keep all resources and firefighters safe.

No reports of injuries to citizens or firefighters were reported.

Firefighters will remain overnight for fire watch after putting out hot spots and overhaul operations.

Cause is unknown at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/9/2021 – 1630 PT / 1930 ET | Update 2 1702 PT – 2002 ET

Breaking | Felspar Fire | California

JURUPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Firefighters from the CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department were dispatched at 1555 hours PT to a fast-moving brush fire in the area of 56th and Felspar on Saturday, January 9, 2021, just after 1600 hours PT.

The location is down to have a large homeless camp in the area.

Those whom arrived on-scene, reported a 100 x 100 spot fire in heavy fire fuels with a potential spread of 3-5 acres with the winds coming from the north. Two more engines were added to the fire response.

The incident is also being referred as either the FELSPAR FIRE or the VAN BUREN FIRE.

At 1611 hours, the fire command was assumed by B-14A and reports fire has burned about .5 acres of mixed with light flashy fuels and winds are now pushing 10-15 miles-per-hour in about 20 minutes if they are unable to stop the forward progression (spread of fire).

Less than 25 minutes later, the fire has now burned up to 2 acres and is now wind-driven and being carried into heavy fire fuels and a homeless camp.

The forward spread of the fire has been stopped by firefighters.

We have reached out to the CAL FIRE RRU PIO for an update on this afternoon’s fire incident.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/9/2021 1650 PT

Breaking | 3-Alarm Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the downtown area this evening.

Around 1736 hours ET, Firefighters with Ladder 4 arrived on-scene to a structure fire and reporting a 2-story commercial building with visible fire from the second floor. Additionally, it was reported to dispatch that the building integrity was unstable.

All units responding were considered 1st alarm resources.

Less than ten minutes later, the incident was escalated to a 2nd alarm.

Jacksonville’s City Mayor Lenny Curry states this is a vacant building with no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters. He is asking for prayers for his firefighters.

Image

The incident is located in the area of North Main Street and West Union Street in the downtown Jacksonville area.

AVOID THE AREA!

At 1908 hours ET, Fire Command escalated the incident to a 3rd alarm. This will bring in more resources and equipment.

This is a developing story and more updates will be provided.

Note: There are no scanner feeds in the area, so we are updating information via the City of Jacksonville Mayor, Fire and Police Departments, as well as from other verified sources.

ABOUT JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

There are 65 Fire Departments in the City, plus two Military FDs (Naval Air Station Mayport FD and USAF 125th Fighter Wing FD). Additionally, there is a Jacksonville Training Division in a separate location.

Three Ambulance services include Ambulance Service Inc., Century Ambulance and Liberty Ambulance Service.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/9/2021 – 1630 PT / 1930 ET