Los Angeles County, California | Gorman Incident

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Ca. | A twenty-five to thirty vehicle pileup occurred on Saturday, March 23, 2019, around three in the afternoon  on the I-5 Freeway in the southbound lanes about two miles south of Gorman Road.  Another nearby crash reported another large amount of vehicles involved.

Credit | CAL Trans District 7

RESOURCES

Resources from all outlying areas would be dispatched together forming a Unified Command including the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, Kern County Fire Department, CHP and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office.

At 1551 hours, Battalion 6 from the LA County Fire Department assumed as the Incident Commander (IC) of the incident.

Fire resources included:  KCFD E56, Copters 15, 17, 18 and LA County FD’s Copter 423. Engines 93, 103, USAR 103 and HAZMAT 105.  More unknown resources were on-scene assisting with putting out a car fire and assessing multiple casualties.

CAUSE

There is an unknown cause at this time but it has been reported that temps in the area were around 46*F but felt like 38*F with fog and poor visibility.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Social Media was energized by those who were reporting on the major mass casualty incident or also known as a MCI.  Significant events that occurred at this incident included the following:

  • 25-30 vehicles total in the Gorman area
  • Poor visibility caused challenges to those in the air and on the ground
  • 1 critical patient with 22 refusing treatment or medical transport
  • All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway were shutdown
  • 20-30 vehicles being towed
  • 100 stranded cars between two separate multiple traffic collisions
  • 1 Injured horse
  • 1 car fire
  • 3 Copters, 1 Air Attack

Credit | Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office

For those following this post, there is something that miraculously occurred today in all of this mayhem and that this could have been so much far off worse than it was.  It was all due in part because those who were on-scene jumped into action and first responders had quick response times which saved a lot of lives.  Command by all those involved from the various Fire and Law Enforcement agencies worked in unison with one another.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Here are some of the eyewitness accounts that broke out on Social Media:

LA County Fire Air Ops | “MCI” responding two Paramedic helicopters to assist with a multiple vehicle pile up on Interstate 5 near Gorman, CA”

Eyewitness Account (Twitter) | “At least two separate, severe pile ups on the southbound 5, North of Exit 202. Thick fog.”

This area has also seen its additional bad wrecks as well.  Here is a recent listing of those that have occurred in the several months:

3/20/2019 | A crash is blocking the two left lanes. in on I-5 NB at Gorman School Rd. (Media)

3/17/2019 | TRAFFIC COLLISION | FS77 | 46001 N Orwin Way | COPT17 transporting 2 patients to an area trauma center. (Media)

3/15/2019 | NB I-5 from SR-138 (Lancaster Rd) to Rd- right lane CLOSED until 1pm to recover big rig on embankment. (CAL Trans District 7)

2/2/2019 | TRAFFIC COLLISION MAJOR | FS77 | NB 5 South of Smokey Bear Rd | Multiple vehicles involved with 7-10 patients. 1 DOA, 1 critical. This is the “Highland Incident” (Media)

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #GormanIC  #GormanMCI

Thank you for following us.  You can also find us on @nwfireblog on Twitter for more live coverage and other fire-related news.  We also be found on Instagram. We’d love for you to join us here on our official blog and on our Social Media channels.

Be safe friends….

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

 

Two Brush Fires | Clay Fire | California

Jurupa Valley, CA. | CAL FIRE/Riverside, Riverside County Fire and Riverside City Fire firefighters were dispatched to an area near Van Buren Boulevard and Clay Street in the Santa Ana Riverbottom of the Jurupa Valley community.  The call was for two brush fires burning in a single area.

The fire was reported on the afternoon of Saturday, January 26, 2019, around 1423 PST.

FIRE STATUS

The two fires, one acre in size each were said to be holding in a three-acre area in heavy fire fuels.  Crews were in extensive mop-up operations and due to remain on the fire ground an additional four hours (around 1915 hours PST).

RESOURCES

There was about 85 firefighters from CAL FIRE’s Riverside division, along with Riverside County FD and Riverside City FD that joined into the battle of the two fires.

Additionally, there were 13 fire engine companies (Type 3 engines) , two hand crews, two dozers and three overhead personnel assigned to this incident.  An air attack was also deployed.

Updated Resources | 2 hand crews, 2 dozers and Type 3 engines. 1/26/2019 @ 2232 PST

CAUSE

There is currently no known cause released.

INJURIES

There were none reported.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:  #ClayFire #California #BrushFire #CAFires_2019

(c) 2019 NW FIRE BLOG

CenturyLink Outage | 9-1-1 Centers Back Up, Continues For Others

UPDATED – 12/31/2018 – 2350 PST

Nationwide | A nationwide phone and internet outage interrupted mostly 911 call centers, several medical facilities, a Department of Corrections jail, ATM machines and the list goes on occurred on Thursday, December 27th and well into a few days thereafter.

911 Centers Up, Outages Continue for Others

It is said that most or all of the 911 call centers are fully operational again but some residential customers are reporting outages on New Year’s Eve as of 2206 PST.  Some of these customers are said to be in New Mexico, Ohio, Boise (ID), Peoria & Scottsdale (AZ).

Some customers are venting their frustrations on Social Media with the internet/phone/security giant telling them that there are no outages and there must be a phone with their home.

States That Were Impacted

The following as of this morning’s post is impacting 911 centers, commercial and residential customers in WA, OR, UT, CO, CA, TX, AZ, NV, IL, NM, MN, MI, NE, ID, OH, NC, IA, GA and IN.

Preliminary reports state that there was a problem with their Colorado site sending out bad packet information that caused the internet and phone lines to go down.

The FCC is currently investigating.

Washington State Emergency Phone Numbers 

Some of you may run into a busy signal or find that it is difficult to get through 911. If this is the case, here are some local phone numbers to call.  As far as we have been told, there are no current outages impacting any 9-1-1 centers.

Chelan – Douglas Counties (Dispatch). 509-663-9911

Clallam County (Dispatch).  360-417-2259

Clark County 911.  This is for those in Clark County, Vancouver.  360-693-3111 or can text 911 or 311.

Coast Guard Sector – Puget Sound.  206-217-6001.

Enumclaw PD Dispatch.  360-825-3505.

Sammamish / Issaquah PD Dispatch.  425-888-3333.

Jefferson County Dispatch.  360-385-3831

King County Sheriff’s Office.  206-296-3311.  This is for those who are in the areas of the King County International Airport, KC Transit, Sound Transit,  Beaux Arts Village, Burien, Carnation, Kenmore, Maple Valley,  Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Seatac, Newcastle, Sammamish, Shoreline, Skykomish and Woodinville.

Kitsap County Sheriff Dispatch.  360-308-5400.

Kittitas County Dispatch.  509-925-8534.

Mason County Dispatch.  360-426-4441.

Pierce Co 911.  253-798-4721.

Pierce Co Fire & EMS.  253-588-5217.

Puyallup Police.  253-798-4722.

Redmond Police Dispatch.  253-798-4722.

Renton Fire.  425-430-7000 staffing line. ** Currently, reporting as not impacted by outage. **

Seattle 911 Center (Police).  206-583-2111 or 206-625-5011. Text 911.

Seattle Fire.  206-583-2111.

SNOCOM. 425-407-3911. Snohomish County.

WSP.  Snohomish, Skagit, Island Counties.  360-654-1204.  Whatcom County.  360-676-6911.   Yakima County.  509-457-0207.  Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla.  509-628-0333.

Social Media

We will continue to follow this developing story as more information is received.

Thank you for reading our post. 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfire Forcing Evacuations | 1

UPDATE 1 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

REDDING, Calif. – The Redding Police Department has issued MANDATORY EVACUATIONS due to a fast-moving wildfire that is threatening multiple housing communities.

The wildfire has been reported to have started from an unknown cause on Sunday, October 14th at 1100 hours PDT.

The wildfire named the MASONIC FIRE is located off of Lake Boulevard and Masonic Avenue in Redding (Shasta County), California.   The wildfire is north of the Sundial Bridge in the Sulphur Creek area.

Photo Credit | California PIO

This FIRE is in the same vicinity where the CARR FIRE was put out.

Social Media (Fire) various accounts are reporting the MASONIC FIRE is now being fueled by 45-mph winds that has destroyed one home.   An electrical substation is being threatened and crews are trying to save it.

Photo Credit | Redding Police

The areas currently being EVACUATED are:

  • Barbara Road
  • Pearl Street
  • Nancy Court
  • Neighborhoods north of Benton Drive to Lake Boulevard
  • West of Market Street

Photo Credit | Redding Police

Areas that should be ready to READY TO LEAVE at a moment’s notice are:

  • South of Benton Drive

RESOURCES

  • Shasta-Trinity NF | Engines 51 and 52
  • CAL FIRE – SHU
  • City of Redding FD
  • Air Attack | N421DF Plane

SCANNER FEED via Social Media

1158 | Per IC, forward progression slowed. Spotting.  Now up to 30 acres.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog 

Carr Fire | Whiskeytown, California

Update 1 – August 9, 2018 – 2130 hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Started 7/23/2018 @ 1315 hours
  •  Unified Command with CAL FIRE – Shasta – Trinity Unit, Redding City Fire and Whiskeytown National Park.
  • It  is located at Hwy 299 and Carr Powerhouse Rd, Whiskeytown, CA.

FIRE RESOURCES

  • 352 engines
  • 125 water tenders
  • 16 helicopters
  • 76 hand crews
  • 118 bulldozers
  • 4,710 personnel

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • PG&E
  • CA National Guard
  • CAL TRANS
  • Shasta County Sheriff
  • CHP
  • Redding Police Department
  • Shasta County Fire Department
  • Shasta County Public Works
  • CAL OES
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Maine Fores Rangers
  • CCC
  • State Parks
  • CDCR
  • Red Cross
  • Silicon Valley Power
  • Redding Electric
  • WAPA
  • Santa Rosa FD
  • California National Guard,
  • Trinity OES
  • Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • AT&T
  • Shasta County Probation Dept
  • City of Redding/Carr Fire Recovery website:  https://stories.opengov.com/reddingca/published/bDZJVvdJK

HUMAN SERVICES

  • Samaritans Purse
  • State of California
  • United Way Nor Cal
  • Salvation Army Del Oro with Bethel Church in Redding (Partnership)
  • Dignity Medial Group – putting their patients first with the aid of their staff, firefighters and 1st Responders
  • Team Rubicon

FIRE STATUS

  • 178,752 acres
  • 49% contained
  • Cause was due to a mechanical failure of a vehicle

DESTROYED

  • 1,077 homes
  • 22 commercial structures
  • 500 outbuildings

DAMAGED

  • 191 homes
  • 26 commercial structures
  • 65 outbuildings damaged

THREATS

  • 528 structures are currently being threatened.

FATALITIES

Reported 12 lives – we are working to gather the names from verified sources. Note: we will only publish names and info if it already has been published by verified Fire or Law Enforcement Agencies out of respect for their families.

7/26/2018:  Redding FD Fire Inspector, JEREMY STOKE, 37

8/05/2018:  PG & E Lineman, JAY AYETA, 21

8/09/2018:   CAL FIRE Heavy Equipment Mechanic, ANDREW BRAKE, 40.

EVACUATIONS

SHASTA COUNTY

  • Whiskey Park
  • Rainbow Lake

TRINITY – SHASTA COUNTY LINE

  • Buckhorn Summit Rd W. to Sandhouse Rd.
  • All roads w/in this area North of Hwy 299.
  • Deadwood Road East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Lewiston Turn Pike East of Trinity Dam Blvd
  • Trinity Dam at Trinity Dam Blvd

MAPPING

SHELTERS

EVACUEES RESOURCES

ASSISTANCE RECOVERY CENTER

  • Disaster Recovery Center, Old Kmart Building, 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96003

California Carr Fire survivors can receive in-person disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center located in the Former Kmart building at 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding, CA 96002 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit fema.gov/disaster/4382. #ShastaCounty

HEALTH

FIRE IMAGES

CREDIT | CAL OES

CREDIT | DIGNITY MEDICAL GROUPS

CREDIT | SANTA ROSA FD

CREDIT | CAL FIRE

CREDIT | MAINE FOREST RANGERS

CREDIT | GLOBAL SUPER TANKER

CREDIT | SILICON VALLEY POWER

SVP crews roll a 115kV utility pole uphill.

CREDIT | LA CITY CHIEFS

proud of Strike Team 1002A enroute to to provide crew support for the thousands of firefighters on the line. has dozens of firefighters & specialists assigned to major wildfires in Nor. Cal.

#CarrFire #CALFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfires | Fire Updates | July 7, 2018

UPDATE 1 – 2250 hours PDT

BOX FIRE

The BOX FIRE is burning on NB I-5 at Kenwood Avenue that started as a car fire  into an urban interface on Friday, July 6, 2018, around 0955 hours.  The fire has scorched 100 acres of grass and chaparral fire fuels.

Photo Credit } Inciweb

Weather concerns are continued near record high temps and low RH percentages.

There are a total of 105 personnel  from the CAL FIRE – Inyo-Mono-San Bernardino Unit, San Bernardino County FD and San Bernardino National Forest are attached to this incident will continue to monitor for embers and hot spots.   Other resources include those from the CHP, San Bernardino County OEM nd the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire has reached a 50% containment status.

COUNTY FIRE

The COUNTY FIRE is burning in CAL FIRE’s Sonoma-Lake Napa (Napa and Yolo Counties) Unit’s area.  The fire is being managed by a CAL FIRE IMT Type 1 that was formerly managing the PAWNEE FIRE.

Members of OES Strike Team 2870C celebrating Independence Day in Division ‘H’ on July 4, 2018.   Personnel from Alameda County, Oakland, Hayward & Fremont . Photo Credit | Alameda Co FD

This fire is burning one mile southwest of Guninda and east of Lake Berryessa, California.  Fire fuels include brush.

Current fire behavior is active with uphill runs, flanking and backing. Many structures are being threatened. Evacuations, roads, area and trail closures in effect.

88,425 acres. 55% containment reached. 2,858 personnel. 61 crews. 176 engines. 23 helicopters, 48 bulldozers and 51 water tenders.

Night Operations. Photo Credit | Alco Firefighters

Mandatory orders have been lifted as of 2111 hours PDT. For evacuation information, visit the Napa County Sheriff’s Office for details.

Incident Cooperators include – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Cal OES, California Highway Patrol, California Conservation Corps, Yolo County OES, Yolo County Sheriff, Solano County Sheriff, Napa County Sheriff, PG&E, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, California Air National Guard and California National Guard.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

There is a conflicting report that 18 structures have been lost (NIFC) and 10 via CALFIRE’s presser.  Fire suppression and containment status reaching an all-time high of $27,500,000.

Public Resources – Dial 2-1-1 for Yolo County evacuations or advisories ; Text 888777 for updates for Napa County residents.;  707- 967-4207 for County Fire Information.

DUTZELL FIRE

CAL FIRE crews were dispatched to a brush fire near 40 Dutzel Lane in Cherokee around 1530 hours this afternoon.   AA 210 were overhead reporting the fire to be about two to three acres with a structure involved. Three additional engines were requested with CAL FIRE’s TGU unit and a dozer from the Plumas National Forest en route.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

According to a timeline, the IC requested five additional engines due to the wind shifting and three additional structures at 1537 hours.  Oroville FD was dispatched and responding as mutual aid to the fire.

Tankers 88 and 89 were inbound from the Grass Valley area at 1549 hours.  About ten minutes later, the forward progress was stopped with the dozer going back in service.  Tankers were were available but would be eventually released. Water tenders were requested to continue with responding, however all other incoming engines and additional dozer were CODE GREENed.

All-in-all, the total amount of acres scorched was four with one shed, car and trailed being destroyed.  The GOOD NEWS is that firefighters saved many, many structures.

EAST CREEK FIRE

Today, at noon the EAST CREEK FIRE was reported to fire officials of a fire burning in the Kings Canyon Wilderness located south of the Bubbs Creek Trail and west of the East Creek Trail or about 8.5 miles east of Roads End Permit Station.  It is said to be burning 8,700 feet in a stand of Red Fir.

Photo Credit | Inciweb

The cause is unknown and under investigation. The total acreage burned so far is 10 acres of timber with a 0% containment status.

Due to the remote location, there are no threats to property or people in the area.  However, there is some potential for fire growth which fire crews are working to contain as quickly as possible.

There are 15 personnel assigned to this incident.

HOLIDAY FIRE

Photo Credit | SBC Fire PIO Mike Eliason

CAL FIRE and Santa Barbara County fire personnel were battling a 35-acre wildfire on July 6th around 2345 hours PDT off of north Fairview Avenue and Holiday Hill Road in the City of Goleta (Santa Barbara County).

Mandatory evacuations of these are areas are still in effect Sunset Ridge Road, Franklin Ranch Road, North parts of La Goleta Road, north Fairview, north of La Goleta Road, El Camino Ratel, Holiday Hill Road, Villa Lemora, Cuesta Verde, Edward Place and Pine Tree Lane.

Red Cross Shelter –> 5769 Hollister Road.

Animal Evacuation Hotline –> 805-681-4332

Photo Credit | San Bernardino Co PIO Mike Eliason

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies spotted a drone over theGoleta Valley Junior HS.

This will undoubtedly cause all aviation fire resources to shutdown until the airspace has been cleared. DON’T DO IT!  #NoDronesInFireZones period.

The fire was said to have started on the same day around 2040 hours.  Today, it is at 100 acres and with an 80% containment status.

KLAMATHON FIRE

The KLAMATHON FIRE is burning about two miles southeast of Hornbrook in CAL FIRE’s Siskiyou Unit’s service area in timber, chaparral and tall grass. Fire behavior is extreme with short crown runs and running.  Communications infrastructure in several areas are currently being threatened. Evacuations and road closures are in effect.

Public Service Announcement –> Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services

“If you are in an evacuation zone, take your animals and animal supplies with you including crate, bed, feed, leash, whenever possible. Siskiyou Co Ag Dept public hotline to request animal evac or animal care assistance is 530-841-4028. Leave a detailed message.”

9,600 acres with a 5% containment status. 572 personne along with 18 crews, 61 engines, 8 helicopters are assigned.  40 structures have been lost with costs-to-date of $1,000,000.

 

LIONS FIRE

Helicopter at helibase

Helicopter at Helibase on June 29, 2018. Photo Credit | Sierra National Forest

The LIONS FIRE is burning in the Sierra National Forest without a Type 1 or Type 2 IMT that has scorched 4,064 acres.  The fire cause was lightning that ignited the area on Monday, June 11th around noon about seven miles southwest of the Mammonth Lakes area.  It has an 84% containment status.

There are 174 personnel, four crews and four helicopters. Cost-to-date has reached $4,300,000.

MARILYN FIRE

The MARILYN WILDFIRE is located in the 29300 block of Marilyn Drive where fire crews were dispatched at 1928 hours.  IC P17 on-scene.  No further details available.

PAWNEE FIRE 

The PAWNEE FIRE is burning in CAL FIRE’s Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit’s area.  This is no longer being managed by the CAL FIRE IMT Type 1 of the COUNTY FIRE, due to being transferred to the local unit today.

Photo Credit | Inciweb

This fire is burning five miles northeast of Clearlake Oaks in brush and tall grass.  Fire behavior has been reduced to minimal fire activity.  Evacuation orders are still in effect.

15,185 acres destroyed with 22 structures lost. 96% contained.  543 personnel along with six crews, 10 engines with a cost-to-date of $36,500,000.

PETERSBURG FIRE

Petersburg Fire

Photo Credit | Klamath National Forest

This fire was reported to have ignited on Sunday, July 1, around 1445 hours by an unknown cause. It is  burning in the Klamath National Forest, about 21 miles southwest of Etna in timber.  Command transitioned from a Type 3 to a Type 4 IMT under IC Isbell with the U.S. Forest Service (Klamath NF)

Fire behavior is said to be minimal but 215 acres have been scorched.

Crews have successfully reached a 90% containment status and crews are expecting this fire to reach 100% containment by Sunday, July 8, 2018.

37 personnel are assigned along with two crews and one engine.  Two structures have been lost.  Fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1,700,000.

SIERRA HWY FIRE

A brush fire prompted fire resources to be dispatched today at 1547 hours to the Sierra Hwy and Mint Canyon Road.  This is an open incident with limited information.

TUNJUNGA FIRE

The TUNJUNGA FIRE is located in the 13000 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road where SO-41, RD-23 and P5EK1S-0501 and CAPT 310 were dispatched to at 0559 hours this morning. Limited information.

VALLEY FIRE

Valley Fire Smoke Plume

Photo Credit | San Bernardino National Forest

The VALLEY FIRE is burning on San Bernardino National Forest lands from an unknown cause on Friday, July 6, 2018 around 0130 hours.

The fire is burning on Hwy 38 at Valley of the Falls Drive and is being managed by a Southern CA IMT 2 which took command of the fire incident as of 1800 hours on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

The fire has consumed 1,000 acres of brush and timber,  as of tonight’s reporting but crews have successfully reach a 5% containment status.  Currently in Unified Command with San Bernardino County SO, San Bernardino County FD, US Forest Service and CAL FIRE – San Bernardino Unit.

Evacuations are in effect for the Forest Falls Community area, east of Hwy 38.  Structure protection and security resources are in place if the fire reaches this area.  No structures have been reported damaged or destroyed from this wildfire.

Public Service Announcement —> Devore Animal Shelter – 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino.

Public Service Announcement —> Incident Fire Info Line – 909-383-5688

Public Service Announcement —> List of Closed Recreation Sites on the San Bernardino National Forest – https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices

504 personnel are assigned to this incident along with 39 engines, nine crews, five water tenders, two dozers and nine helicopters.  Additional fire suppression and containment resources will continue to arrive on the fire line over the next few days.

A TFR is in effect over this fire until further notice.

WEST FIRE

The WEST FIRE is burning on the Cleveland National Forest, off of I-8 and West Willows Rd, about two miles east of Alpine (San Diego County)i n chaparral and tall grass.  Fire behavior is extreme and currently threatening the community of Alpine.  Evacuations and road closures are in effect.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

504 acres have been burned up and crews have reached a 81% containment status. 18 structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations are in effect for Suncrest Vista Lane, Highlands View Road, Manzanita View, Olive View, Scenic View Road, Scenic View Place, Pine View, Viejas View Place, Sage View, Oak View Road, Verde View Road, Calle Caleta Viejas and Via La Mancha.

420 personnel from CAL FIRE – San Diego, Alpine Fire District and Cleveland National Forest are assigned along with eight crews, 67 engines and five helicopters.  Cost-to-date is $500,000.

WRIGHT FIRE

Fire resources were dispatched today at 1606 this afternoon  to the Guffy Campground near the Wrightwood Wash on the east side. PAT 38 (IC) arrived on-scene.  Open incident.

YANKEE FIRE

Photo Credit | CAL Fire Butte Unit/Butte Co FD

CAL FIRE’s Butte Unit and the Butte County Fire Department were on-scene of a brush fire that broke out on Yankee Vista Circle, where fire crews worked tirelessly to stop the forward progression and holding the damage to a half-of-an-acre.

Mop-up operations were on-going around this afternoon at 1450 hours.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

California Wildfire | Anchor Fire | 1

HILLS VALLEY,  Calif. – CAL FIRE fire crews were on-scene of a 25-acre brush fire on Wednesday, June 27th.  The fire is burning on Hills Valley x Anchor in Fresno County.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

RESOURCES

CAL FIRE / Fresno County Fire Department with CHP Central Division, CAL Trans and Fresno County CA.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

FIRE TIMELINE

1748 | Fire has increased slightly to 76 acres along with containment at 50%.  Crews are busy reinforcing containment lines.  Fire fuels include heavy oak mortality area.  Crews are working on mopping up.

1518 | DOT has reopened SR 63 (all lanes).

1449 | Crews are making good progress on the fire with it being held at 50 acres with a 10% containment status. Hwy 63 is closed between 180 and American Avenue.

1329 | CAL FIRE firefighters battling a 25-acre brush fire.  Additional aircraft is on order.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2100 hours PDT

 

California Wildfire | Creek Fire | 2

REDDING, Calif. – Four fires are burning in Shasta County called the #CreekFire.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

Here is the timeline based upon all sources of information given regarding this fire incident.

June 26, 2018 – Tuesday

1952 |  Fire is burning on Clear Creek Road x American Road. Happy Valley/IGO, CA. Started on June 24, 2018 around 1246 hours.  1475 acres. 65% containment. 11 structures destroyed which include 4 homes and 7 minor structures. Cause is under investigation. 1 reported injury.

22 fire crews, 57 engines, 14 water tenders, 72 overhead personnel, 11 bulldozers and total 654 personnel.

Personnel have been challenged by steep and difficult terrain when working to access certain areas on the fire line.  They however, are starting to make progress on increasing and strengthening containment lines around the fire perimeter and mopping us, as well as mitigating hazard trees.

Evacuations lifted for Panther Rd, Dale Ln, Tobacco Rd, Pine Meadows Pl, Diana Way, Clover Ln, Wilbur Ln, Cloverview Rd, Sunshine Ridge Rd, Pebblewood Ln, Hilo Ln, Ronnie Ln and Cobblestone Ln.

Incident Cooperators:  Shasta Co FD, Redding FD, Happy Valley FD, Old Shasta FD, US Forest Service, American Red Cross, Shasta Co SO, CHP, PG&E and Shasta Co Dept. of Public Works.

1827 | Fire is now at 1,475 acres with a 65 % containment status.

1006 | 1,350 acres. 60% containment. 4 structures destroyed. 1 reported injury. Cause under investigation.  617 personnel.  75 engines, 12 water tenders, 22 fire crews, 1 helicopter, 63 overhead personnel, 14 bulldozers, and no air tankers.

0653 | Fire is at 1,350 acres. 60% containment.

June 25, 2018 – Monday

1952 | Fire has consumed 1,350 acres. 50% contained. 0 structures damaged. 4 structures destroyed. 1 reported injury. 75 engines, 12 water tenders, 22 crews, 1 helicopter. 63 overhead personnel. 14 dozers. 0 air tankers. 17 total personnel.

1823 | Shasta County SO lifts evacuation orders.  The photo below gives the full listed as released by the SO’s office.

1213 | The Sheriff’s Offices lifts evacuations for Placer Road. This road at Platina is open. Gas Point at Placer Rd and Cloverdale at Placer and Clear Creek at Placer are still closed.

0713 | 1,300 acres. 30% contained.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE SHU

June 24, 2018 – Sunday

1949 | Fire is 1,000 acres. 20% containment status. Evacuations in effect.

Photo Credit | Shasta-Trinity National Forest

1819 | Location is Clear Creek Road x Highway 273 in Happy Valley/Igo. 1,000 acres. 20% contained.

1804 | NEW! Evacuations for the east side of Placer Road; Cloverdale Road to Placer; Placer to Clear Creek Road.

1802 | Type I and III Strike Teams from Sacramento region requested for immediate need to assist.

1724 | Anderson Fire’s E246 and C46 are on-scene. Chief 46 is China Structure Group.

1359 | CAL FIRE Firefighters are on-scene of multiple fires totaling 100 acres, off of Clear Creek Road and American Road, west of Redding.  Shasta County.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

1351 | Creek Fire is 100 acres. 0% containment. 4 separate fires burning at a critical ROS, long-range spotting. Structures, power lines under threat.

1335 | Shasta-Trinity NF sends 1 strike team and 5 fire engines to assist CAL FIRE.

Shasta County Sheriff Office:  Several fires were started today on June 24, 2018, that are considered suspicious in nature. We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a gold or tan 1990’s model Chrysler type minivan. Any information regarding the vehicle please call the Cal Fire information line @ 225-2510 or SHASCOM at 245-6540.

1320 | CAL FIRE fire crews respond to a NEW rash of multiple fires along Clear Creek Road x Highway 273.  The largest fire is 100 acres in size.  Road closures are in effect.

#CREEKFIRE HISTORICAL FIRE TIMELINE

Another fire started just days before the current four wildfires burning in a separate area. Here is the timeline for that wildfire under this same hashtag.  NOTE: These are two separate fires in two different Counties.

June 21, 2018

2104 |   2.8 acres. 60% contained. Extremely steep terrain and heavy brush.  Fire appeared larger than it was. Crews were due to mop up for the  next 2 hours.

1859 | Correct address is 10000 block of Crystal Springs. Fire is still approx 20 acres. Making good progress.

1835 | Brush fire at 4900 block of Huasna Townsite. Approx 20 acres in the grass.

1831 | in SLO, NE of Santa Maria near Coyote Springs Road. 10-15 acres with a potential of 30. 1 air tanker and air attack on the fire, refueling out of Santa Maria.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2100 hours PDT

California Wildfire | Pawnee Fire | 3

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – A wildfire that started Saturday, June 23rd was said to be like an out-of-control runaway train or as we may say it more like a Firestorm is starting to become more tame by the day.

Firefighters are beginning to make some good progress on containment, but not without a fierce fight and tireless efforts both day and night.

Photo Credit | NASA Earth

Here is the Sit Rep for the North California  wildfire called the Pawnee Fire.

CURRENT SIT REP

Start Date/Time | The fire started on Saturday, June 23, 2018 around 1721 hours.

Location | It is burning on Pawnee Road x New Long Road,  4 miles northeast of Clearlake Oaks, California.

Unified Command | CAL FIRE, Lake County SO, US Forest Service and Northshore Fire Protection District .

Cause | The cause is unknown at this time.

Incident Cooperators | Lake Co SO, Lake County OES, CA DOC and Rehab, CA Conservation Corps, BLM, US Forest, CHP, PG&E and Lake Evacuation Animal Protection.

INCIDENT TIMELINE

June 26 – Tuesday

2024 | Hot and windy weather fire conditions are in the forecast.

1904 | 2700 personnel. 235 engines, 58 fire crews, 15 helicopters, numerous air tanker teams through the State (flying as conditions will allow), 69 bulldozers, 25 water tenders.  13,000 acres. 17% containment. 22 structures destroyed.  4 structures damaged.

Road Closures:  At Hwy 20, the follow roads are closed – Old Long Valley Rd, Walker Ridge, Mule Skinner Rd, Bear Valley Rd; At Brim Road, all roads are closed – Bear Valley Rd and Leesville Lodge Rd.

Mandatory Evacuations:  Spring Valley Community: entire area including all roads accessed off of Old Long Valley Rd and New Long Valley Rd, north of Hwy 20;  Mule Skinner, Long Branch, Watertrough Rd, Flintlock, Muzzleloader, No Guns, Antelope, Cougar, Marianne, Ramrod and Moccasin.

Advisory Evacuation Notices: East of Walker Ridge area, Wilbur Springs area, Bear Valley and Brim Road.

Evacuation Shelters:  Lower Lake HS. 9430 Lake Street, Lower Lake, CA.  [Contact: Sheriff’s website for additional evacuation info.  http://www.lakesheriff.com/

Animal Evacuations:   Contact Animal Control at 707-263-0278.

1205 | Fire moving southeast.

June 25 – Monday

1925 | Media began reporting the fire was expected to jump Water Ridge by 1930 hours and head down into Bear Valley.  Crews were in the middle of structure protection of a communications repeater (infrastructure).

1852 | CAL FIRE firefighters continue to directly engage in building containment lines and utilizing aerial attack when possible.

1759 | Winds picked up in the Spring Valley area which created unpredictable fire behavior and media was reporting that the fire was so big, it was creating its own weather.  This was occurring off of Chalk Mountain Road, which they reported fire crews were working on structure protection.

1615 | A VLAT  (For those non-fire speaking folks: this stands for very large airtanker) was observed dropping in front of some CAL FIRE engines while extending the fire-retardant lines.

1522 | Reports of the fire just made a strong run and crews just lost a line. They are hoping the next one holds.

0727 | The fire was located northeast of Clearlake Oaks in Lake County had grown to 8,200 acres.

June 24 – Sunday

1830 | 7,700 acres burned. 237 personnel. 5 crews, 2 helicopters, 7 dozers, 2 water tenders.  More aircraft incoming and on order. Fire is moving up ridges and heading towards Double Eagle housing development.  Dozers, tankers, air craft and strike teams are working tirelessly to gain fire suppression, control and containment but the fire is moving extremely quickly.  Some of the units are trying to hold the fire but it is not holding.  / Updated @ 2145 hours PDT

1709 | Hotspot data just popped up on the NASA GIS server and now appears on the map.  There is a 3-hour lag. Hotspots likely sensed at 1350 hours. Map Credit is @MappingSupport

1706 | Mandatory evacuations now include all areas north of Highway 20 and east of Old Long Valley Road to Round Ball Road,  including Mule Skinner, Long Branch, Watertrough, Flintlock, Muzzleloader, No Guns, Antelope, Cougar, Marianne, Ramrod and Moccasin.

1702 | CAL FIRE is requesting all remaining residents in the Spring Valley area reduce their water usage immediately to conserve water for firefighting suppression efforts.

1657 | Alameda County Fire Engines 308 and 330 are dispatched and en route to the fire, part of the Strike Team XAL 2002C with crews from Berkeley FD, Hayward FD and Fremont FD.

1602 | Mandatory evacuation orders expand to include all areas north of Highway 20 and est of Old Long Valley Road.

1536 | Estimates at 3,000 acres with a 0% containment status.

1528 | 4 spot fires just popped up across New Long Valley Road near Indian Hill Road. IC calls for need of Engine Strike Teams (25 engines) for immediate structure protection.

1509 | LA Co FD dispatches 4 Camp Crews (11-1, 11-2, 19-2, 19-5) plus 1 BC (BC46) to assist CAL FIRE.

1505 | Multiple spots along New Long Valley Road, critical need for copters to assist in maintaining fire line.  Fire is .25 to .5 mile away from the dam.

1408 | Significant fire moving downhill into Wolf Creek Road area with structure threat.  Is said to be moving east towards the reservoir.  Infrastructure of a hydroelectric facility at the dam.  Air resources to put retardant in the area for structure protection.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

1416 | AA advises if fire hits the Spring Valley area and they engage in structure protection, may be dropping retardant all over houses, fire equipment. Fire moving to the N/NE.  The next road in that area is Bartlett Springs Road.

1341 | Tankers 01 and 10 divert from this wildfire over to Redding for the Clear Creek fires.

1337 | Evacuees are being sheltered at Lake County High School, a Red Cross shelter.

1245 | CAL OES approves Fire Management Assistance Grant which provides Lake County agencies to receive 75% reimburse of their fire suppression costs.

1226 | No divert on 4 air tankers due to imminent life to civilians and firefighters.  CAL OES Coastal and Inland EOCs  are activated and staff from regional response teams are deployed.

1154 | Pawnee Fire activity shows gusty northern winds are part of #cawx forecast to shift to a southwesterly direction in the afternoon. | Photo Courtesy:  NWS Sacramento, GEOMAC and MODIS satellite instrumentation.

1131 | Animals in Disaster group Halter Project gives “Animals Sheltering in Place”

  • Leave as much as water as you can
  • Do not leave hay
  • Remove masks/halters/wraps/fly sheets etc.
  • Paint ID info on animals. Use MARKERS ON HOOVES
  • Close access to barns
  • Do not turn equine/livestock loose where they can get on roads
  • If you need emergency assistance with your animals contact LEAP: 707-263-0278. This is also the same number to call for urgent boarding of large and small animals (as of 6/24 there is still room).

1056 | Berkeley Fire Engine 305 dispatched to fire as mutual aid.

1046 | Alameda County Fire crews (CAL OES STrike Team 2870 OC) arrive in Staging safely.  They begin a 24-hour operational shift.

0942 | RED CROSS working on opening shelter at Lower Lake HS located at 9430 Lake Street.

0904 | IC requests Aircraft resources:  1 VLAT, 2 LATs and 3 add’l S-2s  for a total of 4.

0711 | Fire is now 1,500 acres.

Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

0407 | Fire continues to grow and remains at a 0% containment status. Bay Area Fire resources have been activated.  Some structures have been lost. Air attack will begin at first light.

0316 | Rio Vista FD Brush 55 unit is dispatched, en route to the wildfire.

0251 | Video Photo Credit:  Alameda County FFD.

0151 | PG & E lines shut down.

0139 | Fish and Game helping with animal evacuations.

0052 | PG & E lines are down and still alive.  Request to company to shut down in the whole area.

0018 | Multiple structures are ablaze with fire on both sides of Wolf Creek Rd. Heading and due to impact Spring Valley Road heavily.

0003 | IC requests Sheriff to do another emergency mandatory evacuation alert for the entire Spring Valley area, all subdivisions and roads that lead to that area. Multiple structures on fire with civilians still in area.

June 23 – Saturday

2306 | Fire heading towards Indian Valley Reservoir.

2110 | Fire reached 400 + acres and making a run. All aircraft are off the fire for the night.

2044 | AA estimates fire at 200 acres. Helo was in process of mapping the fire.

1907 | AA reports 60-acre fire with moderate fire behavior and ROS on all flanks.

1804 | CAL FIRE notification of firefighters battling 75 acre fire.

RESOURCES

Personnel | There are currently 237 personnel which include 5 fire crews.

Equipment | There are 32 fire engines, 2 helicopters, 7 bulldozers and 2 water tenders.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2030 Hours PDT

California Wildfire | Creek Fire | 1

REDDING, Calif. – Four fires are burning in Shasta County called the #CreekFire.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

Here is the timeline based upon all sources of information given regarding this fire incident.

June 24, 2018 – Sunday

1819 | Location is Clear Creek Road x Highway 273 in Happy Valley/Igo. 1,000 acres. 20% contained.

1804 | NEW! Evacuations for the east side of Placer Road; Cloverdale Road to Placer; Placer to Clear Creek Road.

1802 | Type I and III Strike Teams from Sacramento region requested for immediate need to assist.

1724 | Anderson Fire’s E246 and C46 are on-scene. Chief 46 is China Structure Group.

1359 | CAL FIRE Firefighters are on-scene of multiple fires totaling 100 acres, off of Clear Creek Road and American Road, west of Redding.  Shasta County.

Photo Credit | Shasta – Trinity NF

1351 | Creek Fire is 100 acres. 0% containment. 4 separate fires burning at a critical ROS, long-range spotting. Structures, power lines under threat.

1335 | Shasta-Trinity NF sends 1 strike team and 5 fire engines to assist CAL FIRE.

1320 | CAL FIRE fire crews respond to a NEW rash of multiple fires along Clear Creek Road x Highway 273.  The largest fire is 100 acres in size.  Road closures are in effect.

#CREEKFIRE HISTORICAL FIRE TIMELINE

Another fire started just days before the current four wildfires burning in a separate area. Here is the timeline for that wildfire under this same hashtag.  NOTE: These are two separate fires in two different Counties.

June 21, 2018

2104 |   2.8 acres. 60% contained. Extremely steep terrain and heavy brush.  Fire appeared larger than it was. Crews were due to mop up for the  next 2 hours.

1859 | Correct address is 10000 block of Crystal Springs. Fire is still approx 20 acres. Making good progress.

1835 | Brush fire at 4900 block of Huasna Townsite. Approx 20 acres in the grass.

1831 | in SLO, NE of Santa Maria near Coyote Springs Road. 10-15 acres with a potential of 30. 1 air tanker and air attack on the fire, refueling out of Santa Maria.

 

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1830 hours PDT