LAKE HAVASU, ARIZONA | Firefighters from CA and AZ Respond

LAKE HAVASU, Arizona

Incident Summary

A very large brush fire is burning on Body Beach in Lake Havasu, Arizona that started on Sunday, March 31, 2019.  It been reportedly that it has already scorched 60 acres of land and the Lake Havasu Mayor expects it to burn closer to 100 acres by the time the fire is fully contained.

Fighting Fire from the SBcoFD BT-32 | Credit: San Bernardino County FD

Resources

Lake Havasu Fire Department (AZ) and San Bernardino County (CA) along with SBcoFD Fire Boat 32.

Photo taken around Contact Point | Credit: SBcoFD

Traffic Alerts

Highway 95 is closed between Mulberry Ave and S Acoma Boulevard.

Cause

Currently, the preliminary cause of the fire is unknown.

Social Media

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #LHCFire #LakeHavasuFire #AZ_Wildfires2019

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 3/31/2019 @ 1634 PDT

Washington State Wildfire | Mile Post 22 Fire | 3

VANTAGE, Wash. – Fire resources were sent to a brush fire around 1717 hours on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, located near Vantage, Washington when it was only five acres in size.  The original fire assets were H-1MR H-343 SE-461 SE-463 SEWELL SE-SLYFIEL dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Dispatch Center.

Here is a timeline of this fire incident, to clear you a more concise breakdown on how this fire has spread so rapidly:

JUNE 24, 2018 – SUNDAY

1209 hours | Containment has reached a 100% status with DNR resuming command at 1200 hours.  The fire consumed a total of 7,614 acres.  Resources will be continuing to patrol the fire perimeter.

JUNE 23, 2018 – SATURDAY

No information.

JUNE 22, 2018 – FRIDAY

1819 hours | Fire crews have reached a 89% containment status.  7,280 acres have been destroyed. Crews will work to gain their objective of a fully contained (100%) throughout the night with continued patrolling and mopping up.

JUNE 21, 2018 – THURSDAY

0054 hours | Fire mobilization (or Fire MOBE) is approved by the Washington State Patrol HQ Office.  Located in Kittitas County.  2,000 acres in size. 30 homes are under direct threat. Level evacuations in place.

0556 hours | Type 3 IMT is on order. Fire has consumed 1,750 acres.

0628 hours | WA Emergency Management Department (WA EMD) is activated. Correction:  The EMD was “partially” activated. Updated 6/22/2018

0736 hours | Fire is burning in Central Washington near the Columbia River and approximately 19 miles east of Ellensburg.

Photo Credit | @MappingSupport (Twitter)

0905 hours | Fire has grown to an estimated 4,000 – 5,000 acres. 5% containment.  More firefighters are arriving today, including the SE WA IMT team.

1000 hours | Fire mobe resources arriving throughout the day.

1728 hours | Fire has burned up to 5,000 acres and crews have successfully reached a 30% containment status.

1900 hours | Vantage Highway is open but heading West, the bright sun and smoke in the area are reason to caution yourself when driving through the area.

JUNE 20, 2018 – WEDNESDAY

1930 hours |  Washington Department of Natural Resources or WA DNR were called and they dispatched out additional resources, including engines and two helicopters. The fire was estimated to be at well established at 100 ares and growing.  Vantage Highway closed due to down power lines.  Fire located west of Vantage.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

2143 hours | DNR sent additional resources including three planes, a single 20-person Ahtanum hand crews which would be later be tasked with performing burnout operations.  Dry grass fire conditions.  Fire estimated at 800-1000 acres with a high rate of spread.

2345 hours | SE WA IMT team is assigned to incident.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags we are using and already established in Social Media are:

#MilePost22 #Milepost22  #MilePost22Fire #WAwildfire2018 #WaWILDFIRE #VantageFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2145 PDT

Washington State Wildfire | Mile Post 22 | 2

VANTAGE, Wash. – Fire resources were sent to a brush fire around 1717 hours on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, located near Vantage, Washington when it was only five acres in size.  The original fire assets were H-1MR H-343 SE-461 SE-463 SEWELL SE-SLYFIEL dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Dispatch Center.

Here is a timeline of this fire incident, to clear you a more concise breakdown on how this fire has spread so rapidly:

JUNE 22, 2018 – FRIDAY

Fire crews have reached a 89% containment status.  7,280 acres have been destroyed. Crews will work to gain their objective of a fully contained (100%) throughout the night with continued patrolling and mopping up.

JUNE 21, 2018 – THURSDAY

0054 hours | Fire mobilization (or Fire MOBE) is approved by the Washington State Patrol HQ Office.  Located in Kittitas County.  2,000 acres in size. 30 homes are under direct threat. Level evacuations in place.

0556 hours | Type 3 IMT is on order. Fire has consumed 1,750 acres.

0628 hours | WA Emergency Management Department (WA EMD) is activated. Correction:  The EMD was “partially” activated. Updated 6/22/2018

0736 hours | Fire is burning in Central Washington near the Columbia River and approximately 19 miles east of Ellensburg.

Photo Credit | @MappingSupport (Twitter)

0905 hours | Fire has grown to an estimated 4,000 – 5,000 acres. 5% containment.  More firefighters are arriving today, including the SE WA IMT team.

1000 hours | Fire mobe resources arriving throughout the day.

1728 hours | Fire has burned up to 5,000 acres and crews have successfully reached a 30% containment status.

1900 hours | Vantage Highway is open but heading West, the bright sun and smoke in the area are reason to caution yourself when driving through the area.

JUNE 20, 2018 – WEDNESDAY

1930 hours |  Washington Department of Natural Resources or WA DNR were called and they dispatched out additional resources, including engines and two helicopters. The fire was estimated to be at well established at 100 ares and growing.  Vantage Highway closed due to down power lines.  Fire located west of Vantage.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

2143 hours | DNR sent additional resources including three planes, a single 20-person Ahtanum hand crews which would be later be tasked with performing burnout operations.  Dry grass fire conditions.  Fire estimated at 800-1000 acres with a high rate of spread.

2345 hours | SE WA IMT team is assigned to incident.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags we are using and already established in Social Media are:

#MilePost22 #Milepost22  #MilePost22Fire #WAwildfire2018 #WaWILDFIRE #VantageFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2125 hours PDT

Washington State Wildfire | Mile Post 22 | 1

VANTAGE, Wash. – Fire resources were sent to a brush fire around 1717 hours on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, located near Vantage, Washington when it was only five acres in size.  The original fire assets were H-1MR H-343 SE-461 SE-463 SEWELL SE-SLYFIEL dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Dispatch Center.

Here is a timeline of this fire incident, to clear you a more concise breakdown on how this fire has spread so rapidly:

JUNE 20, 2018 – WEDNESDAY

1930 hours |  Washington Department of Natural Resources or WA DNR were called and they dispatched out additional resources, including engines and two helicopters. The fire was estimated to be at well established at 100 ares and growing.  Vantage Highway closed due to down power lines.  Fire located west of Vantage.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

2143 hours | DNR sent additional resources including three planes, a single 20-person Ahtanum hand crews which would be later be tasked with performing burnout operations.  Dry grass fire conditions.  Fire estimated at 800-1000 acres with a high rate of spread.

2345 hours | SE WA IMT team is assigned to incident.

JUNE 21, 2018 – THURSDAY

0054 hours | Fire mobilization (or Fire MOBE) is approved by the Washington State Patrol HQ Office.  Located in Kittitas County.  2,000 acres in size. 30 homes are under direct threat. Level evacuations in place.

0556 hours | Type 3 IMT is on order. Fire has consumed 1,750 acres.

0628 hours | WA Emergency Management Department (WA EMD) is activated.

0736 hours | Fire is burning in Central Washington near the Columbia River and approximately 19 miles east of Ellensburg.

Photo Credit | @MappingSupport

0905 hours | Fire has grown to an estimated 4,000 – 5,000 acres. 5% containment.  More firefighters are arriving today, including the SE WA IMT team.

1000 hours | Fire mobe resources arriving throughout the day.

1728 hours | Fire has burned up to 5,000 acres and crews have successfully reached a 30% containment status.

1900 hours | Vantage Highway is open but heading West, the bright sun and smoke in the area are reason to caution yourself when driving through the area.

I-90 MP 138 Vantage Br. (View West)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags we are using and already established in Social Media are:

#MilePost22 #Milepost22  #MilePost22Fire #WAwildfire2018 #WaWILDFIRE #VantageFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1900 hours PDT

#CoastFire | California | 1

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA  | A brush fire broke out on Thursday, December 14, 2017, around 1400 hours PST.

The fire was reportedly burning at 3800 San Julian Rd off of Hwy 1 and  and SE of Lompoc, California.

The fire was named the #CoastFire.  It was said to be only 20 acres and burning in heavy fire fuels with very little wind and slow rate of spread.

Coast Fire.  (Credit:  DC Woody Enos/Santa Barbara County FD)

Cause:  The cause was unknown and is still under investigation.

Coast Fire. (Credit: DC Woody Enos/Santa Barbara County FD)

Current Status:  The Coast IC was reporting full containment was expected on Thursday by 2100 hours.  Around 1515 hours, the fire was said to be at 30% containment.  Fire Investigators were on-scene.

Coast Fire. (Credit: DC Woody Enos/Santa Barbara County FD)

Size: After GPS and mapping of the fire, the acreage was deemed to be only 13.6 acres.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

 

#MonumentHillFire | Grant County WA | New!

GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Monument Hill is the second highest peak in Beezley Hills at an elevation of 2,882 feet.  It is located near Quincy, just South of Ephrata. (Wikipedia)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Fire crews were dispatched to a brush fire around 2019 hours on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, located on Monument Hill  is located near Quincy, Washington.  (FireCAD)

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 (LEAVE NOW!) Evacuations were ordered forAdams Rd N, areas of Rd 13NW and Rd J8 NW.  (this was approximately around 2100 hours PDT from GCSO)

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Level 1 (Get Ready) Evacuations for Painted Hills area.  For what you need to bring during an evacuation or learn of which areas are in evacuations, check out the Grant County Sheriff Office website here —-> https://www.nixle.us/9JCSD

RESOURCES

Initial resources (BATT-17 BLM-11 BLM E-6695) were originally dispatched. We have heard since the original call time, pages out for mutual aid from Spokane city firefighters and others. (Scanner Feed)  Additionally, State fire mobe has been approved as well bringing out additional resources. (WSP PIO)

Press releases are coming out of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) and Washington State Patrol (WSP), as well as Grant County PUD.

SIZE UP

Grant County Sheriff is reporting the brush fire is approximately 500 acres(as of 2300 hours PDT) and is growing quickly. No containment status has been achieved as of yet. Homes and crops are currently being threatened.  State Fire Mobe has been approved. (Released around 2225 hours PDT)

#MonumentHillFire night fire operations. Credit: WSP PIO 6, Trooper Brian Moore)

ALERTS

Power Outage – Douglas County PUD stated as of 2200 hours PDT, about 350 residents were affected by the power outage in the Palisades area due to the fire in Grant County.  Crews are out and working very hard to restore power as quickly as possible.

Stay Out of the Area –The WA State Patrol reminds everyone to STAY OUT OF THE AREA and not park on the shoulders. Fire crews need the space to work in and with heavy traffic they cannot reach the fire ground.  Please help them put this fire out by leaving enough space for emergency vehicles and support personnel access to various roadways.

Evacuation orders/alerts – To receive Nixle alerts (evacuation notices), if you live in Grant County, text your zip code to 888777. You can also follow us on Twitter @GrantCoSheriff #MonumentHillFire (GCSO)

Red Cross Shelter – will be set up for evacuees at midnight tonight.  This will be opened up at the Quincy High School in Quincy. (GCSO)

HISTORICAL FIRE INFORMATION

This area is familiar to large wildfires and also previously called the #MonumentHillFire when the last one in July of 2015, caused evacuations in the Baird Springs Road of Rd Q NW, just North of Quincy.  Evacuations were ordered on July 1 and listed on July 5, 2015. (News Media)

This what it looked like on July 1, 2015.  Fire was out around 1900 hours on July 5, 2015.  Over 2,000 acres.

Credit: GCSO.

Here it is on August 16, 2017. Fire started August 16, 2017 and growing.  500 acres and growing.

Credit: WSP PIO 6, Trooper Brian Moore

SOCIAL MEDIA

You can follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, on Twitter @nwfireblog and on our Facebook Page, The NW Fire Blog.

#MonumentHillFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE #NWFB #GrantCoWAFire

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2017 @ 2320 Hours PDT

 

#Breaking | Commercial Fire in Washougal WA | 2

WASHOUGAL (CLARK COUNTY) WASHINGTON

Incident Summary

A media source reported that the Camas-Washougal FD released a stating a large commercial fire was burning through a storage yard of a plastic drain and irrigation piping at the Advanced Drainage System business around 2000 hours PDT on Friday evening.

Fire in the Area

There was a report of an unknown fire originally near the intersection of South 35 and Index Street in the City of Washougal.

Scanner Feed came up as a brush fire in a commercial lot that had multiple exposures.  That fire was not stated as to where that was located.

No official word on the cause as the County Fire Investigator will be investigating.

Resources

It was later reported as a 2-Alarm commercial structure fire with a total of 8 engines from the CWFD and Vancouver FD.

A fire company will be on fire watch throughout the night.

Injuries

 

No injuries were reported.

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 7/28/2017 @ 2257 Hours PDT

 

#Breaking | Commercial Fire in Washougal WA | 1

WASHOUGAL (CLARK COUNTY) WASHINGTON

Incident Summary

Responding fire units were dispatched to a commercial lot for a very large brush fire in an industrial area around 2004 hours PDT on Friday, July 28, 2017.  Around 2016 hours PDT,  Command updated Dispatch the fire had a fast rate of spread with multiple exposures. At 2035 hours, it was still being reported as a fast-moving brush fire with  many exposure structures around it.

Resources

Resources from the Washougal Fire Department are on-scene fighting the blaze. It is unknown if there are other mutual aid Agencies assisting and whom those units may be.

Fire Weather

Weather forecasters are saying smoke is now blow towards Corbett with winds NW/NNW.

Current Conditions

The fire has been mostly knocked down and appears to be smoldering.  Two semi trailers were removed from the fire location that were heavily damaged or totalled.

No injuries were reported.

Social Media

The fire is being covered all over Social Media with some saying the smoke can be seen as far away as Portland, Troutdale and other Cities in Oregon.

We will provide an update as soon as info is available.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 7/28/2017 @ 2150 Hours PDT

 

Brush Fire | Vantage, Washington | 2

NEAR VANTAGE, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A wildfire ignited from an unknown source on Friday, July 7, 2017, around 2052 hours PDT.

Resources | Fire resources are on scene working to suppress and contain the brush fire.

Closures | WSP had shutdown both EB & WB lanes of I-90 from MP 115 to 143 in Kittitas County. EB lanes were expected to have already reopened around 2215 hours PDT, but WB was to remain closed due to guardrails being on fire. There was no ETA on when it was due to reopn.

Current Weather Current temps are 76*F with RH at 39%. Winds are 11 mph and it is partly cloudy.

Fire Image | Credit:  WSP Trooper Brian Moore (@wspdpio6)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2305 Hours PDT

Brush Fire | Vantage, Washington | New!

NEAR VANTAGE, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | WSP Trooper Brian Moore tweeted out on Social Media, a brush fire is burning on I-90 near Vantage, Washington State around 2052 hours on Friday evening.

Resources | Fire resources are on scene working to suppress and contain the brush fire.

Closures | WSP has shutdown both EB & WB lanes of I-90 from MP 115 to 143 in Kittitas County due to poor visibility and a brush fire in the area.

Current Weather As of 2111 Hours, current temps are 80*F, partly cloudy with winds at 13 mph and a RH of 36%.

Social Media | Drivers are starting to tweet out that traffic is at a standstill.  Well, just like WSP said – time to put your patience pants on.  Fire crews are working as quick as they can to contain the fire.

Fire Images | Credit:  WSP Trooper Brian Moore (@wspdpio6)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog