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

Wildfire Starts in California

CHATSWORTH, Calif. | A brush fire broke out in the 21900 block of Bella Vista Place on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th.

The fire is approximately 1/4 acre in Ybarra Canyon near the Browns Canyon Motorway at the end of the dumping ground.

The incident is named the YBARRA FIRE.

Winds have been reportedly reached 15 miles-per-hour.

Units responded were Copters 15, 16 and QB1 and 2 due to water supply issues and access for ground resources.

At last of reporting, Engine 75 had water on the fire with Engine 75 and additional resources headed up the Browns Canyon advising they could handle. Others were canceled.

Though we are unsure what caused this brush fire, here is a reminder for those on how to be Fire Smart., courtesy of the National Weather Service Los Angeles.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 11/25/2020 1510 PT

Brush Fire Ignited in Armstrong County, PA

Firefighters are busy fighting a structure fire on Margaret Manor in Kittanning, PA where tankers are having to go into the area and then turn around to get to Staging.

While they are fighting this fire, the Incident Commander (IC) received another call from Dispatch of a brush fire located in the 11300 block of SR 85 in Kittanning.

Tankers 160 and 110 were discussed as the next units to be dispatched.

We will update as more information is known for this second call.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/22/2020 1605 PST

The Wildfire Log | Wenatchee Brush Fires | WA | 1

WENATCHEE, Wa. | Firefighters were deployed to various parts of Benton and Franklin Counties for multiple brush fires burning at the same time, with reports of up to five different incidents.

Some of the fires were located on Case Road, County Road 12, Roth Rock and in Prosser, Washington.

Fire crews were starting to get a handle on the wildfires. Due to multiple TAC channels owned/managed by the Lower Columbia Fire Department, we were unable to capture all of the locations and assets information.

Thank you for reading our post and following us on Twitter (@nwfireblog).

We will update as more information comes to light.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/28/2019 @ 2120 PDT

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