Day 2 | Green Valley Fire

UPDATE 2 | APRIL 19, 2021 | 1830 PT

Fire operations continue on the GREEN VALLEY FIRE located in Auburn (King County), Washington for Day 2 and during our Update #2.

Incident Summary: A brush fire broke out from an out-of-control burn pile, turned into a 3rd Alarm incident with multiple agencies from across King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. Fire behavior was active, with wind-driven runs and short-range spotting. Fire would burn uphill towards homes and into deep blackberry bushes. (Day 1).

More agencies have returned for Day 2 Fire operations.

Credit: Zone3 Fire REHAB

Start Date/Time: 4/18/2021. Sunday. 1630 PT.

Location: Off of SE Green Valley Road. Between Auburn and Black Diamond, Washington State. (Unincorporated King County).

Fire Status: 10 acres as of last night. Unknown size, containment status or fire behavior.

Cause: Escaped burn pile got out-of-control spread to area brush into valley.


  • Mountainview Fire
  • Renton RFA
  • WA DNR
  • Port of Seattle FD (IAFF 1257)
  • Enumclaw Fire (IAFF 3931)
  • Valley Firefighters
  • Puget Sound Fire
  • Eastside Fire & Rescue
  • Bellevue FD
  • Woodinville Fire & Rescue
  • Kirkland Fire (IAFF 2545)
  • East Pierce Fire & Rescue (IAFF 3520)
  • Central Pierce
  • Key Peninsula Fire District 16
  • Orting Fire & Rescue (PCFD18)
  • Shoreline Fire

We will provide an update, if more information is received or there is significant fire activity.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NEW: Local Firefighters Prep for Combat Challenge in Bellevue Washington

Bellevue Washington | An annual event you don’t want to miss is coming to Bellevue, where Firefighters will “compete” on a timed course pulling fire hose and spraying at targets, “rescuing” victims and running up several “flights” of stairs on one of America’s iconic “fire” combat course.

Seattle and other Cities have been host to the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge course which in year’s past has been filmed and great entertainment for you and your family. We will be there too snapping up firefighters in action.

Little ones can also “compete” during a Kid’s Firefighter Challenge.  Those are always fun to watch and photograph as well.

#FireImage Courtesy of Bellevue Firefighters

You will not want to miss this event to be held this Saturday and Sunday on July 11 and 12, 2015 at Bellevue’s Market Place at Factoria [aka Factoria Square Mall] located at 4055 Factoria Square Mall SE in Bellevue, Washington 98006.

Sunbelt Rentals will be bringing their award-winning Wounded Warrior Project lift to this event.

Sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals, Bellevue Fire and Genie company.  This will surely be the most fun you’ve had in a long time.  Firefighters would LOVE if you cheered them on to victory.   They also LOVE visitors to cheer them before, during and after “competing”, as well as just chatting them up.

It’s going to be a very HOT day, so here’s a few recommendations/reminders:

  • If out in the sun, remember to drink LOTS of water. [There are multiple stores in the area: SAFEWAY, Walmart, 7-11 and area restaurants]
  • Pets are welcome but remember, their pads are sensitive and can burn if standing/walking on hot pavement.
  • PLEASE DO NOT leave your Pets in the car.  It will be TOO HOT for them and residents in the area care a lot about pets and if seen in a HOT car will call 9-1-1 or break your windows. SAVE your PET and your vehicle windows.
  • Sunscreen is key to stopping sunburns and avoiding the sun’s rays.

MOST OF ALL, have lots of fun!

We’ll see you there.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Bellevue Commercial Building Destroyed by Fire

Bellevue, Washington | On Wednesday, November 26, fire a commercial building home to two businesses located in the 13000 block of SE 27th Place in the South side of the City.

NORCOMM received the 9-1-1 call at 01:02.

Firefighters arriving on scene found the two-story commercial fully engulfed with flames in the center of the building and showing on all sides.  A second-alarm for mutual aid was requested.

Fire crews from Mercer Island and Eastside Fire and Rescue provided Mutual Aid to Bellevue Firefighters.

Bellevue Police provided traffic control and scene security.

Both A&M Auto and Superior Towing suffered significant fire damage.  No dollar of damages is known at this time.

Cause of the fire is currently under investigation.  No injuries were reported.

[c] 2014 The NW Fire Blog


Bellevue [WA] Fire Department to Kick off Fire Prevention Week Ablaze with Demos

Bellevue, WA |  Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) to begin in the City of Bellevue afire with lots of great demos powered by the BFD Firefighters on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Bellevue (WA) Fire Ladder 3 at a small structure fire.

Bellevue (WA) Fire Ladder 3 at a small structure fire.

All nine Stations will be open to the Public from 1000 – 1600 Hours.

It’s a great time for families to bring kids and those who wish to see the apparatus firefighters use to fight fires and get to know those who protect them and their property.

Bellevue Fire's Battalion 1.

Bellevue Fire’s Battalion 1.

During Fire Prevention Week, Firefighters will visit area schools and reading at the Library. This is great for kids to get them engaged in various aspects of the fire service and hang with those cool firefighters.  We all know Firefighters LOVE Kids!

All are invited to attend the Open House on Saturday, October 4th and it’s a perfect time to see Firefighters in action, doing what they love.

(c) 2014 The NW Fire Blog / Photography by L.R. Swenson