#DidionMillingFire Burns Down Plant | 2

CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN

INCIDENT SUMMARY

History Repeats Itself

The Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wisconsin is on fire. Again.  This is not the second fire for the plant but the third!  Cambria Fire Department has fought multiple fires at this facility on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and already into Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Major fires occurred on December 28, 2014 and on January 16, 2010.

Explosion and Fire

An explosion rocked the Didion Milling plant located in the 500 block of Williams in Cambria, Wisconsin occurred around 2322 hours CDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that erupted in fire.  This now a 4th Alarm and Major MCI.

Reports across several scanning channels reported that the first due in lay witness to fire burning in the center of the building.

Fire Contained

The Sheriff’s Office said over 37 #Fire #EMS #MedicalFlight Agencies worked together in combination as they responded to the 4th Alarm fire and explosion at the plant.

It has been said that the plant building has collapsed within itself and is literally gone as one source reported.

Firefighters will remain on scene until the fire is completely tapped.  For the time-being, the scene is very active and may be for days until a cause can be determined by Fire investigators.

FIRE TACTICS COMPLETED

Utilities

Since the explosion, the Village of Cambria was completely in the dark with major power lines down along with power poles down, trapping people beneath them.  Command requested when the power company could shut off power so they could reach the multiple people under them.

Heavy rescue units were requested to work to save them.

Ruptured Gas Line

Last night, a gas line located on the East side of the fire building near the silos was burning but the Fire Department reported it being shutdown.  Employees had said they heard someone screaming awhile back but no details were known at the known.  Resources were being requested.

Communications

Because of a busy night in Cambria, all non-emergency traffic was eventually moved off the County Comm Center’s TAC1 channel on to others, unless it was emergency traffic.

RESOURCES

Mutual Aid

Over 37 Agencies (Fire, Police, EMS, Medical) responded to the scene.

 

Incident Cooperators

Red Cross, Salvation Army, Alliant Energy, Cambria PD, Cambria FD.

INJURIES

Confirmed Death/Injuries

There was one confirmed person who was killed and an unknown number of injuries.

Medical Air Transports

Four medivac helicopters transported several burn patients to area hospitals.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this incident:  #DidionMillingFire #WIFire #CambriaFire

Thank You

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

UPDATED:  0907 CDT / 0707 PDT 6/1/2017 – Thursday

 

 

 

 

#DidionMillingFire Rocks Cambria, WI | 1

CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN

INCIDENT SUMMARY

History Repeats Itself

The Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wisconsin is on fire. Again.  This is not the second fire for the plant but the third!  Cambria Fire Department has fought multiple fires at this facility on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and already into Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Major fires occurred on December 28, 2014 and on January 16, 2010.

Explosion and Fire

An explosion rocked the Didion Milling plant located in the 500 block of Williams in Cambria, Wisconsin occurred around 2322 hours CDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that erupted in fire.  This now a 4th Alarm and Major MCI.

Reports across several scanning channels reported that the first due in lay witness to fire burning in the center of the building.

Major Power Outage

The entire City of Cambria was said to be completely dark from a City-wide power outage.  Multiple requests for power company to respond to the Command Post were made to their Dispatch Center.

FIRE TACTICS COMPLETED

Utilities

Command requested an ETA from a Power Rep to the fire scene because they needed to have utilities shut off. due to large and major power lines were down.  Power poles were also said to be down and Command relayed to their Comm Center with multiple people being entrapped underneath them.

Ruptured Gas Line

A gas line located on the East side of the fire building near the silos was burning but the Fire Department reported it being shutdown.  Employees had said they heard someone screaming awhile back but no details were known at the known.  Resources were being requested.

Communications

All non-emergency traffic was moved off of the Cambria incident Tac1 channel on to others.

RESOURCES

Fire Departments

The Cambria Fire Department and all its apparatus/personnel were at the fire scene.  Additional resources were being paged out.

Riley FD arrived with one engine on-scene.

A Heavy Rescue team from nearby Madison was requested.

Police Department

Cambria Police Department mobile Command Post was en route to the fire scene at the time of this post was published.

Incident Cooperators

The Salvation Army was paged out to respond to the fire scene.

Red Cross was requested to take care of the families at the Highway Shop and provide refreshments.  Nutrition was said to be at the local Fire Department.  Coordination was in progress at the time of this post.

Alliant Energy released this presser:  “Crews working in Cambria after explosion. Power is back for 600 customers, 1,000 still out. We’re working with Columbia County officials.”

INJURIES

Unconfirmed Reports

A report of seven (7) injuries have been released but their conditions and identities have not officially disclosed to the public yet.

Medical Air Transports

There have been three (3) Medical Life Flights that have landed and transporting burn victims from the fire scene.  A fourth helicopter was ordered and is due to land at 0058 Hours CDT.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow Us!

If you like what you are reading, please tell your friends, fellow Public Safety members, family and everyone you value!  We are all about reporting #Fire #EMS #LawEnforcement #Disaster #EmergencyManagement #SAR news.

We can found on Twitter (@nwfireblog) and Facebook (The NW Fire Blog).

Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this incident:  #DidionMillingFire #WIFire #CambriaFire

Thank You

Thank you for reading our post.  We hope you will follow us on our Social Media Channels.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

UPDATED:  0052 CDT / 2252 PDT on 5/31/2017

 

 

 

 

#SprombergFire | WA | New!

NEAR LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary

A fire broke out an old log yard located on Chumstick Highway at Spromberg Canyon, about 4 miles North of Leavenworth, Washington.

It was said to be contained in the log yard at about 5 acres but then the winds kicked up.

You can imagine what happened after that.

Incident Cooperators

WSDOT, WSP, WA DNR, Chelan Co (also Sheriff Office) Emergency Management, Chelan PUD,  Chelan County Fire District #3.

Resources

Resources include 3 helicopters, 5 engines and 2 crews from DNR.  Additionally, there are fire crews from Chelan County Fire District #3 assigned.

Fire Mob was approved @ 1645 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  A Type 3 IMT has been assigned.

Fire Conditions

The wildfire has exploded from the initial 5 acres to over 40 acres with a 0% containment status.  The 3-alarm wildfire is both spotting and wind-driven.

Evacuations

Evacuations are approximately 150 homes at this time.

Level 3 (LEAVE NOW) evacuations were conducted by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office 1 mile North and 1 mile South (on both sides of roadway) on Chumstick Highway of Spromberg Road.

Level 1 (FIRE IS IN YOUR AREA) evacuations were conducted by the CCSO’s office from 1 miles South of Spromberg Canyon to Leavenworth.  Update | 1840 Hours | Eagle Creek Road just updated to  Level 1.

Closures

Eagle Creek and South Sunitsch Canyon Road.   Caution:  Troopers, Deputies will be manning the road block along with flaggers on the roadway.

Fire Weather

Current weather is clear and sunny with 84* temps and 12% RH.  Winds are West-SW at 16 m.p.h. with gusts up to 22 m.p.h.  The dew point is at 27.   Tonight’s winds are expected to increase from the West at 20-24 m.p.h. with gusts up to 39 m.p.h.

Update | 1848 Hours | DNR reports excessive winds, low fire activity and retardant ordered from Canada.  No information on if/when they would ever use the Hawaii Martin Mars tanker.  We would imagine this is way too small of a wildfire.  Would need to be used on something like the #GateFire that has burned over 150,000 of acres.

Utilities 

Spromberg Canyon – Power is out in the area.

Mission Creek – An unrelated power outage has occurred in this area as well.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

HOT JOBS! | March 27 | Emergency Management

DISASTER SPECIALIST

American Red Cross.  San Francisco, California.  https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=63998&CurrentPage=16&sid=106

EOC SPECIALIST

San Antonio Water System. Texas.  $30,221 – $45,992 / year. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/saws/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1389467  ** Closes 4/3/2016.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICER

State of Oklahoma.  http://www.jobaps.com/OK/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=160323&R2=UNCJ&R3=02&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed ** Closes 4/8/2016.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Dept of the Army.  Huntington, West Virginia.   $71,021 – $92,316 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433625500/ ** Closes 4/6/2016.

Dept of Commerce.   Boulder, Colorado.  $90,779 – $139,457 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433358900/ ** Closes 3/28/2016.

Dept of Environment Protection.  New York, New York.  $90,000 / year.  https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/psc/nycjobs/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=234667&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1  ** No Closing Date listed.

Dept of Veteran Affairs (VA).  Martinez, California.  http://www.vacareers.va.gov/vacareers/job-search/job-detail.asp?job=1b591a-emergency-management-specialist-martinez-ca  ** Closes 4/11/2016.

FEMA.  Oakland, California.  $84,302 – $130,325 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433427200?PostingChannelID=RESTAPI ** Closes 3/28/2016.

FACILITY OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

FEMA.  Boston, Massachusetts.   $64,650 – $84,044 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433846800?PostingChannelID=RESTAPI ** Closes 3/31/2016.

 (c) The #NWFireBlog

NW EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JOBS: Friday, November 20, 2015

CITY OF SHORELINE

Emergency Management Coordinator. Shoreline (WA)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shorelinewa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1272541 Continuous Opening.

FEMA

Emergency Management Specialist – PA.   Bothell (WA).  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/421298500 Closes 11/26/15. 

Emergency Management Specialist – Preparedness. Bothell (WA).  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/421298400 Closes 11/26/15. 

Emergency Management – Supervisory.  Bothell (WA). https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/421702500?PostingChannelID=RESTAPI  Closes 11/26/15. 

HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER

 Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. Bremerton (WA). http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HARRISONMEDICAL&cws=1&rid=3849&source=indeed.com  No Closing Date listed

KITSAP COUNTY

Emergency Management Educator.  Bremerton (WA).  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292311 Closes 11/26/15.

WA STATE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION

Emergency Management Program Specialist 3 – In Training.  Olympia (WA)  https://agency.governmentjobs.com/wdot/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274812 Closes 11/23/15. 

(C) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

NW PUBLIC SAFETY JOBS | October 11, 2015

WASHINGTON STATE

American Red Cross

City of Bellevue

City of Bellingham

City of Everett

City of Kent

City of Longview

City of Redmond

City of Renton

City of Shelton

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

King County Sheriff’s Office

 Snohomish County Planning and Development

Spokane County Sheriffs Office

US Dept of VA

US Federal Government

WA DNR

Fire Unit Forester – NRS2. Chelan County. $39,708.00 – $52,080.00 Annually. No Closing Date. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1257365

WA Military Division [State EOC]

WA State Patrol

Woodinville Fire & Life Safety

OREGON

American Red Cross

City of Albany

City of Ashland

City of Forest Grove

City of Gresham

City of Salem

Cottage Grove PD

Dept of the Interior, Indians Affairs

Lincoln County Sheriffs Office

Washington County Sheriffs Office

IDAHO

City of Boise

City of Nampa

City of Pocatello

Dept of Lands

Dept of the Interior

ID State

[c] 2015 The #NWFireBlog

NW PUBLIC SAFETY JOBS | October 9, 2015

WASHINGTON STATE

AMERICAN RED CROSS

CITY OF BELLEVUE

CITY OF BELLINGHAM

CITY OF EVERETT

CITY OF KENT

CITY OF LONGVIEW

CITY OF OAK HARBOR

CITY OF RENTON

CITY OF SHELTON

CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE CHEHALIS RESERVATION

INTERREGIONAL MED-EXEC GROUP INC

KING COUNTY – Public Health – EMS Services

KING COUNTY – Sheriff’s Office

SNOHOMISH COUNTY – Planning and Development

SPOKANE COUNTY – Sheriffs Office

U.S. DEPT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS

U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

WA DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES [DNR]

WASHINGTON MILITARY DEPARTMENT [WMD] – EOC

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

WOODINVILLE FIRE & LIFE SAFETY

OREGON

CITY OF ALBANY

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CITY OF GRESHAM

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COTTAGE GROVE PD

DEPT OF THE INTERIOR – Indians Affairs

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IDAHO

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CITY OF BOISE

CITY OF NAMPA

CITY OF POCATELLO

[c] 2015 The #NWFireBlog

DEPT OF LANDS

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IDAHO STATE