Seattle Fire Responds to First Hill Fire

FIRST HILL | APRIL 16, 2021 2210 PT

Seattle Units B2, E10, E25, L1, A25, Air240-260, B5, DEP1, E34, E5, E6, L3, M10, M44, MAR5, R1, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10, Air260 were dispatched to the 1100 block of Boren Avenue at 2149 hours PT for a commercial structure fire.

Units would immediately arrive to a one-story commercial building, which appears to the be occupied by South Shore Rehab and Lundgren Monuments.

Water supply quickly established and put on the fire, knocking it down with minutes of first arriving. The full response was reduced to those that first arrived on-scene, which included B2, E10, E25 and L1. All other units were released from the incident.

When firefighters knocked down the interior fire, they found a second floor inside the one-story building. A primary search of both floors proved there were no victims or any other things found.

MAR5 was requested to respond to the scene to investigate. There is no preliminary cause or known losses to contents and property at the time of this post.

There are known reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Compton Warehouse, Homes Destroyed

MARCH 31, 2021 | WEDNESDAY

Incident Summary

A massive fire broke out in the 1200 block of North Rose Avenue, in the area of Alameda Street and East Rosecrans Avenue on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 around 1645 hours PT.

Command quickly named the incident “ALAMEDA COMMAND”.

Credit: LASD

Command struck a 4th Alarm around 1744 hours as fire spread across the yard and to an unknown number of exposure structures. Several explosions were viewed on Social Media.

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The fire building was reported as a 200 x 400 feet on the interior and a storage yard with a heavy fire load of wooden pallets.

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Evacuations

Police were evacuating residents from their homes as embers floated in the air above their residences. It was said that those living downwind from the pallet fire were the ones who were told to their homes.

Displaced Residents

Just after 1900 hours, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Deputies were transporting all residents displaced by the fire to Lot F at the Compton College, located at 1111 East Artesia Boulevard. This is where those who need Red Cross assistance will be able to access those services.

Shelter(s)

Those who need shelter have been told by the LASD office that you can go to the Caldwell Street Elementary School located at 2300 West Caldwell Street in Compton.

Incident Cooperators

According to the LA County Fire Department PIO, there are about 30 fire units from multiple area agencies. According to Social Media, here are the ones that have posted that they are either en route or on-scene to the fire ground.

  • Compton Fire Department
  • Long Beach FD (1811 PT)
  • Los Angeles County FD’s E31, 41, 57, 105, 116, 148, 164, 165, Q31, T164, BC20 and AC2 (1745 PT)
  • Los Angeles Sheriff Department
  • American Red Cross

Damage Assessment

There have been three homes lost to the pallet fire and one damaged.

Injuries

With this being a serious fire, there have not been any reports of injuries to civilians or to firefighters.

Updates

Firefighters are still on-scene of the pallet fire and will be throughout the night and possibly days as they work contain the fire and eventually put out the hot spots. (2030 hours PT)

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Credit: LACoFD PIO

FIRE HISTORY IN NEARBY AREAS

People have pointed out similarities to other fires that have broken out recently, with this being the second major pallet fire in a month. Some are asking what is going on.

Based upon information posted online and other verified sources, this is what we found out. We are not pointing a finger at an arsonist but some are questioning this possible motive.

Disclaimer: We fact-check all information to the best of our abilities. Information may change as it is updated by verified sources from the time we post to this site. – ED.

South Bahama Avenue

3/29/2021 0225 PT. Structure Fire. Units dispatched BC7, E116, E159, E43CMP, E95, Q116, S116.

South Broadway

3/21/2021 2306 PT. Commercial Fire. On West 138th Street

South Susana Road

3/30/2021 1944 PT. Commercial Fire. Near the International Paper Compton Container plant.

South Santa Fe Avenue

3/29/2021 1704 PT. Outside Fire.

3/28/2021 2222 PT. Garbage/Refuge Fire. E105 dispatched.

3/28/2021 0941 PT. Garbage/Refuge fire. E105 dispatched.

2/26/2021 0430 PT. Commercial Fire. Near Santa Fe and Banning Avenues. 25-year old family pallet business is a total loss. Fire spread to nearby yard full of buses. Sparked transformer explosions. Nearby apartments evacuated. 1 firefighter injured. This was the H&H Pallets business. 3 alarms.

East Las Hermanas Street

3/24/2021 1458 PT. Outside Fire. E105 dispatched.

3/23/2021 1219 PT. Outside Fire. BC7, E10, E105, E116, E11LOB, Q116, S116.

East Rosecrans Avenue and 710 Freeway

3/26/2021 0142 PT. Outside Fire. E31 dispatched.

3/25/2021 0541 PT. Outside fire. E31 dispatched.

East Slauson Avenue and South Eastern

3/31/2021 1900 PT. Commercial Fire. In Commerce, California.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

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Update 3 | 3-Alarm Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of North Main Street and West Union Street for a commercial structure fire on January 9, 2021 evening. The building is located near a 7-11 and Shell station.

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Firefighters arrived just after 1736 hours PT and reporting a 2-story commercial building with fire from floor two. The building’s integrity was reported as unstable and collapsed shortly after arriving. Media reports which was retweeted by the City of Jacksonville (FL) states this was once a funeral home and vacant.

Over 100 firefighters would fight the stubborn blaze and was brought under control over one hour on the incident clock.

Significant events included: firefighters having to cool a propane tank at the nearby 7-11 store and working to set-up a collapse zone to keep all resources and firefighters safe.

Here are some footage of this evening’s fire:

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No reports of injuries to citizens or firefighters were reported.

Firefighters will remain overnight for fire watch after putting out hot spots and overhaul operations.

Cause is unknown at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Update 3 – 1/9/2021 1940 PT

County Firefighters Fight Big Fire in CA

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA

San Bernardino County firefighters are fighting a large commercial structure fire in the 600 block of North Arrowhead with heavy fire on the Delta side and extension to the first floor of the building.

This is a developing story. Very limited sources reporting.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1825 PT

Update 2 | 3-Alarm Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of North Main Street and West Union Street , to a commercial structure fire on January 9, 2021 evening. The building is located near a 7-11 and Shell station.

Firefighters arrived just after 1736 hours PT and reporting a 2-story commercial building with fire from floor two. The building’s integrity was reported as unstable and collapsed shortly after arriving. Media reports which was retweeted by the City of Jacksonville (FL) states this was once a funeral home and vacant.

Over 100 firefighters would fight the stubborn blaze and was brought under control over one hour on the incident clock.

Significant events included: firefighters having to cool a propane tank at the nearby 7-11 store and working to set-up a collapse zone to keep all resources and firefighters safe.

No reports of injuries to citizens or firefighters were reported.

Firefighters will remain overnight for fire watch after putting out hot spots and overhaul operations.

Cause is unknown at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/9/2021 – 1630 PT / 1930 ET | Update 2 1702 PT – 2002 ET

Breaking | 3-Alarm Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Florida

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the downtown area this evening.

Around 1736 hours ET, Firefighters with Ladder 4 arrived on-scene to a structure fire and reporting a 2-story commercial building with visible fire from the second floor. Additionally, it was reported to dispatch that the building integrity was unstable.

All units responding were considered 1st alarm resources.

Less than ten minutes later, the incident was escalated to a 2nd alarm.

Jacksonville’s City Mayor Lenny Curry states this is a vacant building with no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters. He is asking for prayers for his firefighters.

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The incident is located in the area of North Main Street and West Union Street in the downtown Jacksonville area.

AVOID THE AREA!

At 1908 hours ET, Fire Command escalated the incident to a 3rd alarm. This will bring in more resources and equipment.

This is a developing story and more updates will be provided.

Note: There are no scanner feeds in the area, so we are updating information via the City of Jacksonville Mayor, Fire and Police Departments, as well as from other verified sources.

ABOUT JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

There are 65 Fire Departments in the City, plus two Military FDs (Naval Air Station Mayport FD and USAF 125th Fighter Wing FD). Additionally, there is a Jacksonville Training Division in a separate location.

Three Ambulance services include Ambulance Service Inc., Century Ambulance and Liberty Ambulance Service.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/9/2021 – 1630 PT / 1930 ET

County Firefighters Knock Down Big Fire

SARASOTA COUNTY, Florida

Sarasota County Firefighters were dispatched just after 1800 EST (1500 PST) to a commercial structure fire in the area of 19th Street and North East Avenue.

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Upon first due arriving companies, flames and heavy smoke were visible from the large commercial building that would turn into a 2nd-alarm response. Explosions were reported during the initial fire attack as well.

The fire was knocked down around 1930 hours EST from the exterior. Interior operations would continue with flow of foam to snuff out any chance of a rekindle.

The red iron steel beam was said to be holding in place in the center of structure but a bow was present on the Bravo side. Exposures were protected.

Around 1937 hours EST, Command advised all members on the fire ground, that they were going to continue operations with two-hand lines from the exterior and not from the interior. The IC strongly encouraged them to get their air bottles filled as well.

Crews will be on-scene for a long duration of time.

A State FIU Investigator was en route to the scene with an unknown ETA.

No known reports to citizens or firefighters being injured at the time of this post. The cause will be determined by the Investigator.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/2/2021 1939 EST / 1639 PST

LAFD Faces Greater Alarm

A two-story commercial building suffered extensive fire damage in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, October 30, 2020.

LAFD Fire personnel and assets were dispatched to a 2-story commercial building located in the 800 block of south San Julian Street (later address changed to the 900 block of the same address).

First due arriving units reported heavy pressurized smoke showing from the rooftop around 2003 hours PT.

The first due units (initial dispatched resources) were FS9, B1, Council District 14, BC1, BC11, E209, E210, E4, E9, RA209, RA809, SQ21, T10, T9, CH9, CH13.

A Greater Alarm structure fire was escalated at 2023 PT with reports of the building being a one-story with a possible upper mezzanine, concrete tilt-up construction and a size-up of 100′ x 200′. Firefighters were in offensive fire strategy with a heavy interior fire.

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Photo Courtesy | BING

Greater Alarm units dispatched were BC18, BC5, CM22, E10, E15, E203, E209, E210, E211, E220, E221, E3, EA1, EM1, EM13, HR3, RA10, CH14.

About 15 minutes later (2036 PT), firefighters were in a defensive fire strategy. The interior operations team made it deep inside the structure and was unable to locate any fire. It appeared to be overhead in a possible mezzanine of the building.

Due to rapidly poor conditions, all members were pulled from the interior and rooftop operations and immediately exit the building. Initially, Command had an unconfirmed report this structure was housing a fabric buisness.

Additional Units dispatched at 2036 PT were: RA3, RA4, RA803, RA9, T11, T20, T21, T21, T3, UR3, UR5, and UR88.

At 2202 PT, the address changed to 917 South San Julian Street, where fire fighters returned to offensive fire strategy and making enough suppression to re-enter the interior of the structure. This was to enable them to reach the remaining hot spots inaccessible by the master streams from the exterior sides.

One firefighter was transported due to a heat related illness and was said to be in fair condition.

Units working and on-scene were BC1, BC11, BC18, BC5, CM22, E10, E15, E203, E209, E210, E211, E220, E221, E3, E4, E5, E9, EA1, EM1, EM13, EM9, HE1, HR3, PI1, RA10, RA14, RA209, RA3, RA4, RA803, RA809, RA9, RS3, SQ21, T10, T11, T20, T21, T3, T9, UR3, UR5, UR88, CH9, CH13, CH14.

In the end of this incident, it would take 109 firefighters to knockdown this stubborn fire around 2213 PT. It would take them 2 hours and 9 minutes to extinguish this blaze.

Fire personnel will remain on-scene throughout the night for overhaul operations and fire watch to ensure no rekindling.

Units still on-scene are: AR1, BC1, BC11, BC18, BC5, CM22, E10, E15, E203, E209, E210, E211, E220, E221, E3, E4, E5, E9, EA1, EM1, EM13, EM9, HE1, HR3, PI1, RA10, RA14, RA209, RA3, RA4, RA803, RA809, RA9, RS3, SQ21, T10, T11, T20, T21, T3, T9, UR3, UR5, UR88, CH9, CH13, CH14.

The LAFD Arson Section is investigating this fire.

ABOUT THIS STRUCTURE

This is a commercial structure that has three different bays and currently being used as a store building built in 1975. It is located in the industrial neighborhood of Moran, a subdivision inside the Los Angeles city limits.

It boasts over 10,000 square feet and is nestled in between several other large commercial structures nearby.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/31/2020 01:15 PT

Enumclaw Touched by Fire

The Living Court Assisted Living community facility located in the 2200 block of Jensen Street in Enumclaw (King County), Washington State was touched by a small fire on Friday evening around 2215 hours PT.

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It was reported that the fire was quickly contained but fire fighters were still working to knock it down. Residents inside the building were assisted during evacuations.

There was one area on the east side of the building reportedly as being flooded.

Police were on-scene to help with evacuations and traffic control.

Engine 34 from the Enumclaw Fire Department was dispatched as mutual to help King County Fire Agencies:

  • Valley Fire
  • VRFA
  • South King Fire
  • IAFF 2024
  • Mountainview Fire
  • IAFF2595
  • King County Medic 1
  • Puget Sound Fire

Did not hear of any reports of injuries to residents or to firefighters.

The Red Cross was requested and is assisting the facility.

No preliminary cause was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/30/2020 2240 PT

Southend Firefighters Respond to Commercial Fire

White Center, Washington | Southend Fire assets and equipment were dispatched to a 2-Alarm Commercial structure fire on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, just before five o’clock in the morning.

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Units were quickly on-scene. Agencies were from the Puget Sound, Tukwila, Burien, Tukwila and Skyway Fire Departments, as well as the North Highline and King County Fire Districts.

King County Paramedics (IAFF 2595) and the King County Sheriff’s assisting with medical and traffic control.

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REHAB units were also tied in to the call bringing out REHAB units 2, 3, 302, 304 and 322.

Crews brought in aerials and specialized equipment working to put out the stubborn and fierce fire.

The 2-Alarm incident took place  in the 10700 block of 16th Avenue, S.W., Seattle, Washington.

The structure was verified to be vacant building once housing a former funeral home.

As it continued to burn in the area, roadway closures began impacting the White Center community streets, one block out from 16th Avenue S.W. to S.W. 107th Streets.  This would be a normal process as multiple lines would be laid on the streets and up connected to hydrants.  This is to avoid drivers or those from damaging or destroying fire hoses.

No reports of firefighter injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/9/2020 – 1155 PT