A wildfire is burning approximately 7 miles southeast of Happy Camp on the Klamath National Forest in the State of California.
The fire was detected on April 4th around 1400 hours PT, which is burning in the drainage of Elk Creek. It has scorched 43 acres of timber and a high number of dead snags that are in an area where fire has impacted the area.
There about 200 firefighters from KNF and CAL FIRE, along with 5 crews, 12 engines, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders and 4 falling modules that have been deployed and are working currently on the fire line. Fire line construction has now been completed and personnel are focused on finishing mop-up operations.
The cause is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.
There has been a 75% containment status achieved at the time of this post.
Brush is ablaze in Los Angeles County on the Angeles National Forest that is currently a wind-driven fire, but aerial firefighting resources are starting to knock it down. Due to winds, low RH and high temps, fire resources will be challenged by many obstacles but are working towards a 100% suppression and containment objective.
Reported 4/5/2021 1618 hours PT
Springs Fire incident designation
East of Paradise Springs and South of Big Pines Highway
West of Phelan (Los Angeles County), California
Angeles National Forest
Los Angeles County FD
Angeles National Forest – 1-C-1 AC-7 AC-8 BC-21 CHF-1 DIV-1 DIV-3 DOZ-10 ED-11 ED-17 ENG-10 ENG-19 ENG-310 ENG-315 ENG-333 ENG-37 ENG-532 PAT-15 PAT-32 PVBC-13 WT-10 via Angeles ECC
Los Angeles County FD – E24 E37 E80 E108 E129 BC11
CAL FIRE (Mutual Aid
Air Operations include:
Structure Protection – Strike Team 1111A
2 Strike Teams designated ‘Valermo” and “Mountain”.
60 acres. 0% containment status
2nd Alarm Brush Fire
Near the 2020 Bobcat burn scar
South side of fire – expected to burn into the snow
East side of fire – due to crest the ridge, backing down towards structures; through heavy (thick) brush.
Active fire behavior with backing, potential for long-range spotting.
Copter 18 has picked up a spot fire outside of the main fire
Main fire is holding between the retardant lines
Air Ops to lose light soon, IC asking for 4 copters for Tuesday, 4/6/2021.
Seven adults were dispatched when a structure fire broke out on the first floor of their two-story apartment complex on Saturday night around 2040 hours PT. The incident occurred in the 1600 block of K Street Northeast.
Firefighters quickly egressed, stopping the fire from spreading further through the interior of the building and containing it to one first floor apartment.
There was no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The cause is unknown, as well as the property damage to the contents and structure.
Residents in the area of Piney Point (Manatee County), Florida were under a mandatory evacuation order for those living around the Piney Point Phosphogypsum Stack and waste water overflow facility breach. Officials believed the leaking gypsum stack could pose a safety danger to those in the area, as well as a mere collapse. It was expected to collapse at any moment. (0819 hours PT).
EVACUATION ORDER | Manatee County Public Safety
Originally, the evacuation order was for those who were a half-mile west and one mile southwest to the Moccasin Wallow Road but was extended it for those around the breached reservoir. This is impacting approximately 316 households in the evacuation area.
STATE OF EMERGENCY | Gov. Ron DeSantis
On Saturday, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered a State of Emergency due to the possibility of mixed saltwater from the south reservoir at the Piney Point facility. He will be traveling to the area on Sunday meet with Florida Department of Environmental Administration and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
STATE RESPONSE | Governor, Emergency Management
Emergency Management responded to the area with mobilized pumps, pump trucks, vac trucks and over 100,000 bottles of water. The EOC was activated and is still currently in an operational period of time.
Residents can find the following resources as listed by various governmental pages:
EVACUATION ORDERS | Manatee County Public Safety
Residents call call 3-1-1 with questions about the evacuation zone related. Call 9-1-1 only for life and safety emergencies only.
TRAFFIC CLOSURES | MCG Public Works
Closure of US-41 – from Buckeye Rd to Moccasin Wallow Rd.
What a difference of a single day can make. Spokane and Steven Counties in Washington State were the only ones that saw any kind of small wildfires that ignited in their area.
The State of Oregon Dispatch centers (State) are not showing any dispatched fire assets or equipment in their areas, which is a clear sign that people were being Fire Smart and the weather was cooperating.
Here is a recap for both Oregon and the State of Washington on this Saturday evening, April 3, 2021.
1307 PT | BOWIE FIRE
W Bowie Road Fire. .6 acres of grass, shrub, understory. AR62 (IC). Resources on-scene at 1339 hours PT.
1234 PT | SOUTH SANDS FIRE
South Sands Road. 3.6 acres of grass, shrub. AR26 (IC). Contained and controlled at 1430 hours PT.
1041 PT | HUBERT ROAD FIRE
Hubert Road. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, timber and duff. SPA21 (IC). In patrol status.
3200 block of SW Avalon Way (West Seattle) – 2-Alarm
Firefighters were dispatched to a Fire in Building call in the 3200 block of Southwest Avalon Way in West Seattle, Washington State on Saturday, April 3, 2021 around 1824 hours PT. The building is a mixed use business with retail space on floor one and apartments on floors two through six.
The original units dispatched to the fire were B7, E32, E3, L11 at 1824 hour PT.
It was quickly upgraded to a full response with additional fire assets and equipment A14 AIR10 B5 DEP1 E11 E13 E37 L13 M32 M44 MAR5 R1 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10. (1st alarm)
At a later time, Command called for a 2nd alarm. The Fire Alarm Center or FAC dispatched E29, E5, Air240-260, B2, E10, E2, E26, E30, L1, L3 and the SFD PIO.
L9 and L10 were added to this incident prior to 2000 hours T.
Fire has been contained to the top floor but major water damage is evident on the top floors.
The cause and extent of damage is under investigation at this time.
It is unknown if there were any injuries to civilians or firefighters at the time of this post.
300 block of Bellevue Avenue East – 1st Alarm/Full-Response
Firefighters were busy chasing another fire in building call at 0421 hours PT. This was in the Capitol Hill neighborhood prompting A25, B4, E16, E22,E31, E36, E8, L13, L6, L9, M17, MAR5, B6, SAFT2, Air240, Air240-260 to be dispatched.
This was an unoccupied building that was set for demolition.
The cause was listed as “undetermined” by Marshal 5 (SFD Fire Investigator). There was no determined amount of loss given that the building was set to be destroyed.
2000 block of 23rd Avenue South (South Seattle) – 2-Alarm
At 0303 hours, Firefighters were dispatched to the 2000 block of 23rd Avenue South in Seattle on Saturday. This was a mid-rise U-shaped building under construction in the Mount Baker neighborhood. The fire had appeared to begun on the first floor and spread to the upper floors.
First arriving units were greeted by heavy flames and smoke.
Units dispatched were B5, E30, E6, L3 then determined it to be a working fire, initiating a full response.
The full response included A5, Air10, B2, Dep1, E10, E13, E6, L1, M1, M44, MAR5, R1, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10.
Additional resources deployed were Air 240-260, B4, E2, E25, E28, E34, L10, L4, PIO.
Seattle FD’s Marshal 5 determined this was an arson caused fire. The Seattle Police Department Arson unit is currently looking for any tips from the public. You may contact them at