CA Wildfire | Soldedad Fire | Soledad Canyon, CA | New!

July 5, 2020  – Update 1

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A wildfire has just broken out 2 miles east of 14 Fwy in Soldedad Canyon in Los Angeles County, California.

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RESOURCES.  Resources include the following BC-11 BC-12 CHF-3 ENG-10 ENG-19 ENG-310 ENG-316 ENG-317 PAT-12 PAT-15 WT-212 WT-222 and an IC 3 Team.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS.  NWS Los Angeles. Angeles NF, CAL FIRE. CAL Trans District 7. Santa Clarita City.  CAL FIRE.  Mayor Cameron Smyth (City of Santa Clarita). Assemblywoman Christy Smith (Santa Clarita Valley).

CURRENT STATUS.  400 acres with potential for 1,000 acres. A 3rd alarm was just requested by the IC.   Evacuations in process.

EVACUATIONS.  Mandatory evacuations for everyone north of Soledad to Agua Dulce Canyon Road and east of 14 Freeway.

ROAD CLOSURES.    NB SR-14 is closed at Soledad Canyon Road. SB SR-14 is closed at Agua Dulce Road for an unknown duration due to this wildfire. DOT state to use an alternate between Antelope Valley and San Fernando Valley.

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TIMELINE OF INCIDENT.

1706 | Mandatory evacuations for everyone north of Soledad to Agua Dulce Canyon Road and east of 14 Freeway.

1702 | Evacuations are in progress.

1658 | Fire is now wind-driven from the northeast is being pushed by the southwest winds.

1655 | 3rd alarm requested. 400 acres in the vicinity of Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Hwy 14 freeway closed. Fire is moving north-east. Heavy tankers requested.

1646 | 400 acres burned. Running in multiple drainages. Potential for 1,0000 acres. 3rd alarm requested. Fire pushing hard to the north and is well established. PIO responding.

1641 | Fire jumps 14 Freeway. SW Winds will shift to the west into the evening. (NWS Los Angeles)

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1629 | 2nd alarm requested. Fire now 150 acres for potential of 500 acres. Pushing hard to the northeast. Requesting VLAT and 2 helitankers out of Fox Field.

1624 | Fire now at 90 acres. Potential spread over 300-500 acres. No threat to structures, but there are 3 structures on the other side of the ridge.

1620 | BC6 requested 4 Air Tankers. Unified Command with Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County Fire Department, due to threat to the forest.

1604 | Approximately 5 acres. Moderate rate of spread.

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1538  | Brush fire. Agua Dulce Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway in Agua Dulce. 1 acre burning in a medium brush with a moderate of spread and no structures threatened.

1530 | WT128 reports 1 acre in medium to heavy fuelds, rapid rate of spread. Potential for 100+ acres. A Full 1-alarm response requested.

1559 | Fire has jumped the 14 Freeway. 2nd alarm request. Fixed Wing aircraft assigned and launching. Full closure to the northbound and southbound lanes of the 14 freeway are underway.

1641 | BC6 requested a 3rd alarm. Structure protection needed on Agua Dulce Canyon Rd. Tanker 911 is assigned.

HASHTAGS. #CAwildfires #FireSeason2020 #SoldedadFire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 1715 PT

 

 

JUNE 28, 2020 | IMPERIAL VALLEY FIRE | NILAND, CA

UPDATE 1 – JUNE 28, 2020

A 4-alarm wildfire is burning off of SR111 and West 4th in Niland (Imperial County), California that has spread to several homes and now to an apartment complex. There are reports of palm trees inside the apartment complex courtyard that are now ablaze.

The fire is moving east towards power lines.  All power has been cut to the City.

The City of Niland is beginning to evacuate but some people are refusing to leave, making it difficult for the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Officials to ensure residents’ safety.

An out-of-county strike has been ordered by the IC.

Some units from this fire have diverted to another Palm tree fire located at a home in the 8000 block of  Commercial Avenue, which is endangering two trees the reporting party’s residence.  This resident is supposed to be evacuating but is one of many refusing to leave, now his house is on fire.  A Sheriff Deputy and a Fire company is en route to the scene.

Per Scanner Feed, Fire and Law Enforcement were responding to fireworks calls.  A third fire call came in for a reported fire at the 600 block of Fleming. Fire Station 1 immediately was dispatched.

Resources include:  Yuma FD, Imperial FD.

We will provide additional updates as information comes available.

#CAwildfires #FireSeason2020 #ImperialValleyFire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2100 PT

CA Wildfire | Bitterwater Fire | 1

Update 1 – 6/7/2020 – Sunday

A wildfire named the BITTERWATER FIRE is located off of Bitterwater Road and Metz Road, about  miles NE of King City (Monterey County), California.

This fire started today from an unknown cause that is currently under investigation. It was reported as a 100-acre brush fire  with potential for 200-acres. There were no immediate threats to structures.

Currently, the fire has burned 211 acres and is 80% contained.  Forward progression was stopped today at 1436 hours PT.

There are 2 Chief Officers, 11 aircraft, 8 fire engines, 3 dozers, 2 hand crews, 3 water tenders and a Fire Investigator.

No injuries to firefighters or citizens have been reported.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/7/2020 2050 PT

NEW CA WILDFIRE | BAR FIRE | 1

DOUGLAS CITY, CALIFORNIA

Update 1 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

A wildfire named the BAR FIRE ignited on Saturday, April 25th off Bar K Rd & Shady Creek Lane in Trinity County.

CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit is the lead Fire Agency.

45 acres have burned.

There is a 50% containment status.

The cause is unknown and CAL FIRE Investigators are investigating.

BAR FIRE NAME HISTORY

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

A 3-day RX fire burns and jumps its containment lines and scorches an additional 10 – 20 acres located on the BarM Ranch, south of Los Alamos (Santa Barbara County), California.

Photos Credit | Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Evacuations and road closures occurred.

 

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Firefighters respond to Mill Creek Drainage on the Salmon/Scott District., southwest of Bald Mountain and Klamath Bar in the Klamath National Forest in Skiskiyou County, California.

Evacuation orders were in effect for the Scott Bar area and residences in the Miller Creek Drainage. At this time, the fire has burned 30 acres of land.

AUGUST 24, 2016

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Fire reported near Highway 101 (above Refugio Beach) and Refugio in Santa Barbara County, Cailfornia. Mutliple structures threatened.

Evacuation orders for the Refugio area between Coal Canyon and Refinery were downgraded to shelter-in-place.  Farmers were seen moving horses out of areas to safer locations.

A C-130 makes a phoschek drop atop Venadito Canyon near Refugio South Beach.

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Forward progression stopped at 20-25 acres burning in Venadito Canyon.

JUNE 12, 2016

Stanislaus National Forest fire burns.

AUGUST 3, 2010

A wildfire burns near Reno, NV.  Reports of heavily smokey skies.

#BarFire #CAwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/26/2020 1200 PDT

CA WILDFIRE | CARTER FIRE | 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A 4-Alarm brush is burning off of Austin and Weaver Roads, south of Brawley (Imperial County) in California, that started earlier this afternoon.

COMMAND NAME(S)

With all of the confusing wildfire names, Social Media is reporting this fire as the CARTER FIRE but they are also using WEAVER FIRE and RIVER BOTTOM FIRE.  To make it easier since there appears to be no PIO available, we will just keep it simple and call it the CARTER FIRE.  For all intent and purpose, we will use all three hashtags when posting on our own Social Media channels which are @nwfireblog (Twitter & Facebook) and nwfireblog (Instagram).

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has been reported as 200 acres destroyed with an 8% containment status.

Four air tankers were deployed via Hemet, California.

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RESOURCES

Units from Imperial County, El Centro, Brawley and Calipatria Fire Departments have been deployed.  CAL FIRE was enroute to the scene at 2025 hours.  Rural Metro Firefighters dispatched/arrived on-scene at 2055 hours PDT.

The Lead Agency is Imperial County Fire Department.

FIRE OPERATIONS

We have reached out to the Imperial County Fire Department for number of acres, containment status and other incident information.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/4/2020. 2345 hours PDT

 

 

CA WILDFIRE | IMPERIAL COUNTY | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A 4-Alarm brush is burning off of Austin and Weaver Roads, south of Brawley (Imperial County) in California, that started earlier this afternoon.

Around 1600 hours, it was reported at a 2-Alarm but would be later be escalated to a 4-Alarm fire.  Fire behavior has been extreme with wind-driven runs and spotting.

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RESOURCES

Units from Imperial County, El Centro, Brawley and Calipatria Fire Departments have been deployed.  CAL FIRE was enroute to the scene at 2025 hours.  Rural Metro Firefighters dispatched/arrived on-scene at 2055 hours PDT.

The Lead Agency is Imperial County Fire Department.

EVACUATIONS

Media reported that the Tangerine Gardens Mobile Home Park on West Legion Road is under mandatory evacuation orders.

FIRE OPERATIONS

We have reached out to the Imperial County Fire Department for number of acres, containment status and other incident information.

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Many citizens reported heavy smoke and flames could be seen from areas such as Malan, Parkside, Westmorland and Monterrey Park.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/4/2020. 2100 hours PDT

 

 

Baseball Fire | Wildfire | CA | 2

UPDATE 2

A wildfire has ignited on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 today.  It is named the Baseball Fire and its Incident Number is #MNF-144 M0GP.

It is located off of Atchison Creek in the Covelo Ranger District on the Glenn – Mendocinco County line.  It is burning in the Mendocino National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of Covelo near the Achison campground.

View of the Baseball Fire from Covelo

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The fire has burned 68 acres grass, brush and timber. It is now 40% contained.

The cause has been officially released from Fire Investigators to have ignited from a previous burn pile from a Prescribed Fire project that ended in January 2020.

There are approximately 75 personnel assigned including crews, engines, a water tender and a helicopter.

There have been no structures or properties that have been damaged or destroyed.

There are currently no evacuations that are taking place at the time of this posting.

#MendocinoNF #CALFIRE #Wildfire #FireSeason_2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/26/2020 – 2010 hours PST

Baseball Fire | Wildfire | CA | 1

UPDATE 1 

A wildfire has ignited on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 today.  It is named the Baseball Fire and its Incident Number is #MNF-144 M0GP.

It is located off of Atchison Creek in the Covelo Ranger District on the Glenn – Mendocinco County line.  It is burning in the Mendocino National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of Covelo near the Achison campground.

The fire has burned 60 acres.   There is a 5% containment status.

The cause was determined to be from a previous pile burning on the Baseball fire project.  It is being said from various sources that this was from an earlier prescribed fire project that was completed in the end of January and may have been smoldering for awhile due to dry conditions, warm temps and winds swooping through the area.

There are aproximately 55 personnel assigned including one crew, three engines, on water tender and a single helicopter.  Units were dispatched today around 1004 hours PST.

IC Robert Hoyle has a request in for additional resources on order.

Fire weather consists of light wind, 70*F temps and a low to moderate rate of spread.

There are no threats to property or to structures, nor are there any precautionary evacations in effect.

#MendocinoNF #CALFIRE #Wildfire #FireSeason_2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/25/2020 – 1920 hours PST

The Wildfire Log | 46 Fire | CA | 2

UPDATE 2 – NOVEMBER 2, 2019 – 2215 PDT

A wildfire has ignited in the 5300 block of 46th Street n East Jurupa Valley (Riverside County), which is about two miles northeast of Riverside, California.

It was reported at 0039 hours in early Wednesday morning.

The cause was deemed due to a car fire into wildland interface from the wreckage of a stolen vehicle being chased by local Police until they crashed into a field. Both occupants were arrested with one having a felony warrant and the other being charged with arson.

The fire burned about 300 acres of brush and tall grass.  Fire crews have successfully reached 70% containment.

About 347 fire personnel are still deployed on this wildfire that is now visibly displaying minimal fire behavior that is smolderng.  Along with staffing, there are 10 crews and 47 engines.

Six homes were destroyed.

Cost-to-date in firefighting suppression and containment efforts have reached $2.8 Million.

Classes with the Indian Hills and Peralta Elementary Schools in Riverside were cancelled on October 31st.

Incident Cooperators include AMR, Animal Control, CAL FIRE/Riverside, City of Corona FD, Riverside City FD, Riverside County FD, Riverside Co EMD, Riverside County Parks and the Sheriff’s Office and the Red Cross.

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Hashtags include:  #CAWildfires #FireSeason #46Fire

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

The Wildfire Log | 46 Fire | CA | 1

UPDATE 1 – OCTOBER 31, 2019 – 2200 PDT

A wildfire has ignited in the 5300 block of 46th Street n East Jurupa Valley (Riverside County) in California, that started today.  It was reported at 0039 hours in early Wednesday morning.

The cause was a car fire into vegetation at the end of a police chase. Two people were arrested with one may be charged with arson and the other had a felony warrant.

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The fire has burned approximately 300 acres and has a 50% containment status.

Mandatory evacuations were immediately issued but were lifted at 1400 hours this afternoon.

There are still 200 firefighters assigned to this incident along with 34 engines, 17 overhead personnel, four fire crews, one water tender, one ground unit, breathing support unit, five RVC patrol units, law enforcement units and a PIO.

Incident Cooperators include AMR, Animal Control, CAL FIRE/Riverside, City of Corona FD, Riverside City FD, Riverside County FD, Riverside Co EMD, Riverside County Parks and the Sheriff’s Office and the Red Cross.

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Hashtags include:  #CAWildfires #FireSeason #46Fire

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog