CA’s Glass Fire | Sit Rep 5

GLASS FIRE | NAPA COUNTY, CA

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Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

SIT REP 5 | OCTOBER 3, 2020 | SATURDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire-turned firestorm ignited on Sunday, September 28th  in the Deer Park community near the 3400 block of St. Helena Hwy.  It is burning about 13 miles northwest of Napa in both Napa and Sonoma Counties in California.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels are timber, brush and tall grass.

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Riley the Therapy Dog making his rounds. | Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

CURRENT STATUS

 Fire Behavior | Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, short-range spotting, flanking and wind-driven and has burned across both counties.  it is also fueled by low moisture, very warm and dry weather.

Response | There are a total of 2,773 personnel along with 27 crews,  23 helicopters, 408 engines, 66 dozers and 49 water tenders.

Operations | Firefighters are aggressively working to mop-up in some areas, while operating to construct and reinforce existing control lines.

Size Up | Fire has burned 63,450 acres and there is a 15% containment status.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Damage Assessment | 163 structures damaged. 826 destroyed. Total Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $19,600,000.

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Heroes Feeding Heroes | Photo Credit | World Central Kitchen

NAPA COUNTY INFO

Evacuations | https://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/ 

Animal Shelter |  www.napacart.org

Shelter | Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

EOC Info | https://www.countyofnapa.org/2994/Glass-Fire

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E558 saving a flag. | Photo Credit | Fremont FD

PETALUMA

Shelters

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (Room for parked cars and RV’s) 175 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building(Shelter and TEP) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South
  • Petaluma Community Center (Limited Space Available) : 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University (Congregate shelter and non-congregate dorms with non-congregate dorm priority given to COVID-vulnerable residents) Parking Lot G, Gymnasium, 1801 East Cotati Avenue

CITY OF CALISTOGA

Evacuations |  https://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/

SONOMA COUNTY

Evacuations – Sonoma County | https://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l

Animal Shelter | http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/animal-evacuation.php

Shelters  | Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Drive.

EOC Info | https://www.countyofnapa.org/2994/Glass-Fire

SANTA ROSA

Evacuations – Santa Rosa | https://local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department/

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Photo Credit | Sonoma County SO

Shelters

  • A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street
  • Finley Community Center (Must pre-screen at a TEP prior to admitting) 2060 W College Avenue
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (Shelter and TEP) 1351 Maple Avenue

EOC Info | https://www.countyofnapa.org/2994/Glass-Fire

PUBLIC SAFETY RESOURCES

Command | Unified Command: CAL FIRE Sonoma Lake Napa, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa Fire Department and Santa Rosa Police Department.

Incident Cooperators | County of Sonoma, Napa Co OES, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE, City of Santa Rosa, Red Cross Northern California Coastal, San Francisco PD, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Fire Department, San Marin Fire District, BLM, Sonoma Valley Fire Authority, AMR, OES, PG&E, CDCR, CHP, CAL TRANS, CA State Parks and World Central Kitchen; Joseph Elfelt (fire mapping).

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EVACUEES

Facebook – Mark Yourself Safe – Crisis Response Page | Let your loved ones know that you are safe by visiting Facebook’s Safety Check, The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, USA 

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/341468923832604/friends/?alias=341468923832604&source=notif_friend_safe&notif_id=1601342631082331&notif_t=crisis_status&ref=notif

Find a Red Cross Shelter | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Disaster Recovery | https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/2020-wildfires/california-wildfire-assistance.html

Children-Public Health | State of California

outdoor kids playground

Post0Fire Resources | UCCE Sonoma County

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/3/2020 2110 PT

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | 4

GLASS FIRE | NAPA COUNTY, CA

SIT REP 4 | SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY |   A fast-moving brush fire-turned firestorm ignited on Sunday, September 28th  in the Deer Park community near the 3400 block of St. Helena Hwy., in Napa County, California.  It is burning about 13 miles northwest of Napa.   Fire fuels are timber, brush and tall grass.

CURRENT STATUS |  Fire behavior is extreme that is wind-driven with group torching and short-range spotting.  Crews have reached a 2% containment status, but 44,600 acres have been destroyed.

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom declared Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties a State of Emergency.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | County of Sonoma, Napa Co OES, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE, City of Santa Rosa, Red Cross Northern California Coastal, San Francisco PD, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Fire Department, San Marin Fire District, BLM, Sonoma Valley Fire Authority, AMR, OES, PG&E, CDCR, CHP, CAL TRANS, CA State Parks and World Central Kitchen; Joseph Elfelt (fire mapping).

CAL FIRE | PG&E and CAL FIRE crews work to clear a burned out  tree that has fallen down on to the roadway.

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Photo Credit | Sonoma Co SO

San Francisco FD | 5 strike teams are working on the Glass and Zogg wildfires

World Central Kitchen | Relief Team at the Sonoma Fairgrounds delivering lunches to evacuees in the Santa Rosa and Petaluma areas. They will be taking volunteers. (Source WCK 9/28/2020)

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Photo Credit | WCK

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Photo Credit | WCK

Eagle Field FD | Crews bring out their restored 1942 Fire engine to hit hot spots in St. Helena. (HEROIC!)

Staffing | There are 2,099 total personnel along with 25 crews, 16 helos, 261 engines, 71 bulldozers and 31 water tenders.

Incident Command |  Currently,  in Unified Command with CAL FIRE SLU, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa PD and FD.

ALERTS

The previously issued evacuation warning for all areas west of SR29/128 (Foothill Blvd) to the county line, between Diamond Mountain Road and Petrified Forest Road has been upgraded to an evacuation order.

In addition to this evacuation order, there is a new evacuation warning in effect for:

  • West of Highway 128 (Foothill Blvd) to the county line
  • North of Petrified Forest Road to the county line

Evacuation centers are open at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street in Napa, CA as well as Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa.

Individuals who are seeking shelter are reminded to bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits, and adhere to physical distancing. The centers will be open only to individuals who are impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be in place.

Evacuation map: https://arcg.is/05WKKK

Individuals who are seeking shelter are reminded to bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits, and adhere to physical distancing. The centers will be open only to individuals who are impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be in place.

Address/Location
Napa County OES
1195 3rd St
Napa, CA 94559

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-299-1892

(Source:  NIXEL – https://local.nixle.com/alert/8272022/)

EVACUATIONS

Napa County Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/

City of Calistoga Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/

Sonoma County Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l

Santa Rosa Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department/

SHELTERS

Napa County Evacuation Center

  • Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

Sonoma County Current Evacuation Center Information:

Petaluma

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (at capacity) 175 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Petaluma Veteran’s Building(at capacity) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South
  • Petaluma Community Center (Limited Space Available) : 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University (Congregate shelter and non-congregate dorms with non-congregate dorm priority given to COVID-vulnerable residents) Parking Lot G, Gymnasium, 1801 East Cotati Avenue

Santa Rosa

  • A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street
  • Finley Community Center (Must pre-screen at a TEP prior to admitting) 2060 W College Avenue
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (Shelter and TEP) 1351 Maple Avenue

Sonoma

  • Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Dr

ROAD CLOSURES

Sonoma County

Local Emergency Operations Center Information:

(Source:   CAL FIRE)

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EVACUEES

Facebook – Mark Yourself Safe – Crisis Response Page

Let your loved ones know that you are safe by visiting Facebook’s Safety Check, The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, USA 

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/341468923832604/friends/?alias=341468923832604&source=notif_friend_safe&notif_id=1601342631082331&notif_t=crisis_status&ref=notif

Find a Red Cross Shelter

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Disaster Recovery

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/2020-wildfires/california-wildfire-assistance.html

Children-Public Health | State of California

outdoor kids playground

Post0Fire Resources | UCCE Sonoma County

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Napa County | There have been 52 homes and 2 businesses destroyed with 17 minor structures damaged.

Sonoma County | 28 homes and 15 other minor structures have been destroyed.

Cost-to-Date | CTD fire suppression and containment status are at a low $1,500,000 but we believe it may be even higher amount. It may take awhile to assess all damage that has occurred in both Counties.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/29/2020 2040 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 3 (PM REPORT)

GLASS FIRE | DEER PARK, CA

Photo Credit | Southern Marin Fire District FC Chris Tubbs

The faces behind some of the crews fighting this wildfire proudly rep SMFD’s  Engine 9 and Battalion 1 units.

SIT REP 3 | SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY:  A fast-moving brush fire-turned firestorm ignited on Sunday, September 28th  in the Deer Park community near the 3400 block of St. Helena Hwy., in Napa County, California.  The cause is unknown and under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS:  36,236 acres. 0% contained. 1,466 personnel with 26 crews,  5 helicopters, 200 engines, 57 dozers and 22 water tenders.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | Napa Co Sheriff’s Office, County of Sonoma, Napa Co OES, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE, City of Santa Rosa, Red Cross Northern California Coastal, San Francisco PD, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Fire Department

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ALERTS

City of Calistoga – Entire City under Mandatory

The City of Calistoga in coordination with the County of Napa has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the entire City. Stay tuned to City and County Nixle alerts for additional information. Current open evacuation routes include Route 29 South and North, and 128 North.

If seeking shelter at a County Evacuation facility please proceed to Crosswalk Church at 2590 First Street, Napa or Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa. This shelter practices all Covid-19 mitigation measures so please bring/wear your mask and other appropriate materials (I.e. hand sanitizer)

At this time there has been no damage or loss within the City limits but significant damage has occurred in the surrounding area. CalFire, Napa County Fire, and the Calistoga Fire Department are working the fire situation closely. We will continue to update residents via Nixle on a regular basis.

This will continue to serve as the official communication tool for residents. Do not rely on nor forward any unverified social media posts for information. Stay safe and stay alert.

Evacuation map: https://arcg.is/05WKKK

This is now a Mandatory Evacuation Order for the entire City of Calistoga until further notice.

Evacuation Orders –> https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=83d73b75423c4201aecd08e15fa8e6e7&extent=-13659550.3695%2C4639276.2578%2C-13602069.7242%2C4670156.8172%2C102100 (Source: City of Calistoga/NIXLE)

RESOURCES FOR EVACUEES

Facebook – Mark Yourself Safe – Crisis Response Page

Let your loved ones know that you are safe by visiting Facebook’s Safety Check, The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, USA 

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/341468923832604/friends/?alias=341468923832604&source=notif_friend_safe&notif_id=1601342631082331&notif_t=crisis_status&ref=notif

Find a Red Cross Shelter

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Disaster Recovery

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/2020-wildfires/california-wildfire-assistance.html

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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

3 Fires-in-1 | The SHADY FIRE and BOYSEN FIRE merged into the GLASS FIRE/INCIDENT creating one big firestorm.

Iconic – Historic Structures | 143 wineries are in the evacuation zone. Losses of the Calistoga Ranch, Meadowood Resort, Blackrock Inn, Chateau Boswell, Fairwinds Estate, Newton Vineyard, Castello di Amorosa (Castle survived) and Hourglass.

North of San Francisco | 68,420 homes have been evacuated. 13, 169 homes in the evacuation zone.

City of Calistoga | The whole City is under mandatory evacuations.  This City has about

Location of Calistoga in Napa County, California.5,247 residents as of the 2019 Census. The Calistoga economy is mostly made up of the Solage Resort, Calistoga Joint Unified School District, Indian Springs and the Calistoga Spa Hot Springs. Neighboring large vineyards are the Sterling Vineyards. Calistoga is said to be at the most northern portion of the Napa Valley.  It ‘s history is known for being California’s Wine Country.  There are many wineries a short distance from one another, making it easy for tourists to visit. (Wikipedia)

Infrastructure | PG&E shuts down some power grids.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/28/2020 2100 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 2 (AM Report)

GLASS FIRE | DEER PARK, CA

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Photo Credit | Napa County Sheriff Office

SIT REP 2 | SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY:   A brush fire started on Sunday, September 27th just before 0500 hours PT in the 200 block of North Fork Crystal Spring Road in Deer Park (Napa County), California.  The cause is unknown and under investigation by local Fire and Law Enforcement authorities.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:  While the GLASS FIRE/INCIDENT was burning, two additional fires ignited and merged in with this one, making it for a super Firestorm. The fire has quadrupled in size overnight.

FIRE RESPONSE:   There are 1,070 total personnel with 26 crews, with 5 helicopters, 133 engines, 35 dozers and 22 water tenders.  CAL FIRE IMT2 has been activated.

CURRENT STATUS:  Fire has destroyed 11,000 acres. 0% contained. PG&E cut power to 65,000 homes as a precaution.

ST.  HELENA HOSPITAL:  55 patients were evacuated last night from the hospital. They are said to be safe.

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EVACUATIONS – SHELTERS

  • Evacuations –> Napa County OES –>  https://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/
  • Evacuations –> City of Calistoga –>  https://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/
  • Evacuations –> Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office –> https://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l
  • Shelter –> Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA
  • Evacuation Point –> A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street, Santa Rosa
  • Shelter –> Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (accepting sheltering in cars and RVs. Not ready for congregant sheltering at this point.) 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Sonoma.
  • Shelter –> Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma.
  • Evacuation Point, Shelter –> Petaluma Veteran’s Building (Temporary Evacuation Point and shelter) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma.

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA | EYEWITNES ACCOUNTS

“Lots of ash, some of it quite large is falling in Santa Rosa.” – News Media

Foothills Elementary, Dorcas, Community Hall and surrounding homes have been destroyed.” – Fire News Media.

Fire approaches the outskirts of Santa Rosa.” – Media

REPORTED LOSSES (UNCONFIRMED) VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Deer Park

Foothills Elementary – Fire Reporter

Dorcas – Fire Reporter

Community Hall – Fire Reporter

St. Helena

Glass Mountain Inn – upscale bed and breakfast – Media

Calistoga

Calistoga Ranch- Media

Structures adjacent to Highway 29 between Calistoga and St. Helena. – Media

Chateau Boswell Winery

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/28/2020 1200 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

GLASS FIRE | EAST OF CALISTOGA, CA

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SIT REP | SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 | SUNDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

0444 | Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit firefighters on-scene at 20 acre vegetation fire with dangerous rate-of-spread near 200 block of North Fork Crystal Springs Road in Deer Park. (CAL FIRE)

The cause is unknown and under investigation by CAL FIRE.

CURRENT FIRE OPERATIONS, STATUS

0742 | Fire is 800 acres. 0% containment. Winds are expected throughout the day as forcasted. Evacuations are in effect. (CAL FIRE)

1011 | Fire jumped Silverado Trail and Calistoga. Police called it in to Dispatch. (Twitter)

1027 | Another fire is sparked near SR 12 near the Deerfield Ranch winery in Kenwood. (CHP)

1035 | Retardant drops above the Davis Winery are being made. (Twitter)

1056 | Fire crews are on the eastside Napa Valley, east of Silverado Trail cross of Bale Lane.  Burnout operations are being conduct

1132 | Active fire in area near Bell Canyon. Burning back on itself as it backs down into the canyon. Resources trying to hold it from coming up the ridge to Deer Park Road. Winds are gusty but not strong. (Media)

1150 | Fire is at 1,000 acres. 0% contained. Public information 707-967-4207.

1159 | Smoky haze covering the Cameros in the southern Napa Valley. (Media)

1201 | Fire grows to 1,000 acres. 0% contained. (Media)

1204 | Fire above the Winery. Retardant being laid down above it. (Twitter)

 

1210 | Air quality declining in Sonoma County.  (Twitter)

1234 | Division Alpha –> Right Flank.  Has Deer Park and Silverado Trail.  Fire running downhill from Alpha to Whiskey Division. (IC)

1238 | Tankers working retardant down towards Bell Canyon Reservoir. (Twitter)

1249 | 1000 acres. 0% contained. (CAL FIRE)

1253 | 1200 acres. 0% contained. (CAL FIRE)

RESOURCES

0643 | Strike Team is deployed. (CAL FIRE CZU)

1027 | All stations are fully staffed, including E22 – a wildland engine.  They are also committed to this incident.  (Santa Rosa FD)

1141 | VLATs are on the fire and working steadily. (Twitter)

1205 | Resources are still arriving on-scene (Twitter)

1210 | Tanker 227 ETA 1257 PT (Scanner Feed)

1215 | 2 additional Strike Team Type 3 requested (Scanner Feed)

1222 | Task Force 2399 from Sonoma County is en route to incident. (IC)

1243 | CA National Guard members deployed. H-60 Black Hawk, GUARD 847 landed at Ukiah for fuel then 30 ETA. (Eight One ECHO)

EVACUATIONS

0450 |  Deer Park Rd to Crystal Springs Road. (CAL FIRE)

0453 | St. Helena Hospital to shelter-in-place. (Twitter)

Photo Credit | Napa County Sheriff’s Office

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0604 | Silverado Trail cross to Larkmead Lane through to Deer Park Road. Community of Deer Park. (CAL FIRE)

0618 | All of Crystal Springs Road and North Fork Crystal Springs Road. (CAL FIRE)

0646 | Eastside of Silverado Trail from Larkmead Road to Deer Park Road. Both sides of Deer Park Road up to Crestmont including Sanitarium Road. (CAL FIRE)

0706 | College Avenue at Howell Mtn Road to White Cottage Rd; all of Freisen Drive. All roads west of College Avenue and Freisen Driven. All of Lommel Road. (CAL FIRE)

Photo Credit | Napa County Sheriff’s Office

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0908 | SHELTER –> Crosswalk Community Church –> 2590 First Street, Napa. (CAL FIRE)

0911 | Ambulance strike team, fire units called to evacuate Adventist Health St. Helena Hospital to evacuate. (Media)

0940 | San Francisco FD puts out a call out on Social Media for an immediate need for Medic Mutual Aid. 4 of their own Medic units and a Rescue Captain is dispatched to St. Helena Hospital to help with evacuation of the hospital. (SFFD)

0941 | Adventist Health Hospital in St. Helena being fully evacuated. (Media)

1052 | Napa CART (Napa Community Animal Rescue Team) has been activated.  Call 707-732-1555 with animal evacuation. (Napa CART)

1107 | St. Helena Hospital calling for all EMS, Medics to help evacuate the hospital. (Twitter)

1245 | East side of Silverado Trail from Lommel Road north to Picket Road to include all addresses on Picket Road. (CAL FIRE)

 

Photo  Credit | San Francisco FD Image

HORSE EVACUATIONS  –> Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association. 1200 Foster Road, Napa. Call Ahead –> 707-732-1555 before you arrive. (Napa Valley Horsemen’s Assoc)

PET SHELTER –> Napa County Animal Services. 942 Hartle Ct. Call ahead 707-253-4382. Write your # on belly with sharpie Heart. (Napa County Animal Services)

PET RESCUE –> Animal Evacuations. Call 707-732-1555. (Napa Community Animal Rescue Team)

HUMAN EVACUATIONS –> Call 9-1-1 or Napa Dispatch. 707-253-4517 for assistance.

PET CARRIERS –> Don’t have a carrier? You can use a pillow case. (Halter Project – @halterproject) https://www.halterproject.org/blog/panchos-pillowcase-evacuation-practice

1400 | Adventist Health Hospital in St. Helena suspends on a temporary basis all patient care services and surgeries due to fire in nearby area.

WEATHER

1201 | Wind howling periodically in Boyes Hot Springs. Smoke increasing. (Twitter)

1325 | RED FLAG WARNING for mountains and valleys in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. 0500 – 1700 tomorrow. (NWS)

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INFRASTRUCTURE

POWER SHUTDOWNS –> PG&E Conducts Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Response to High-Wind Event, Scope of Event Reduced to 65k. First Wave of 11k Public Safety Power Shutoffs Completed Sunday Morning; Second Wave of 54k Customers in Central Sierra Begins Sunday Afternoon

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CLOSURES

ROAD CLOSURES –>  Multiple local roadway closures. Visit 511.org (511 SF Bay)

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/27/2020 1440 PT

NW Wildfires Rage On | Sit Rep 1

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We are currently tracking 25 wildfires and will be adding/deleting as information is received. Wishing you all safety, prayers and thoughts. 

WASHINGTON STATE

1. WAWAWAI CANYON FIRE – WA NDR

SW of Pullman off of Wawawai Road, Whitman County. Last known acreage 0.1 acre. Brush and grass. Started 9/12/2020 at 0125 PT.  Cause unknown, under investigation.  County Sheriff states they are in mop-up operations for the next few days.

PC:  Whitman Co Sheriff Office

2. INCHELIUM COMPLEX FIRE – BIA. Colville Agency

3 wildfires. 17,086 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching.  17,086 acres. 33% contained. 343 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helo. 13 structures destroyed or damaged. $1.1 Million CTD.

PC:  BIA

Shows the kind of fire behavior described as backing fire.

3. BIG HOLLOW FIRE – USFS. Guilford-Pinchot NF

20 miles of Stevenson. 12,050 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and flanking. 161 personnel.  6 crews, 9 engines. $150k CTD.

PC:  USFS

Big Hollow Fire - September 9

4. WHITNEY FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.

6 miles NW of Davenport.  Managing 3 fires: Whitney, Babb and Manning Road. 123,893 acres. 35%  contained.  150 personnel. 1 crew, 21 engines, 1 helicopter. 50 structures lost.  $915K CTD.

5. BABB MTN FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.

30 miles from Colfax. 15,266 acres. 25% contained. 63 personnel. 11 engines. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 223 structures lost. $401K CTD.

PC:  WA DNR

Malden city flag pole survived the fire.

6. MANNING ROAD FIRE – WA DNR NE Region

5 miles NW from Colfax.  2,685 acres. 65% contained. 51 personnel, 1 crew and 10 engines. Min fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. 4 structures lost. $133K CTD.

7. APPLE ACRES FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region

3 miles NE of Chelan. 5,753 acres. 93% contained. 103 personnel. 4 crews, 10 engines. $782K CTD.

8. PEARL HILL FIRE – WA FMO

13 miles from Okanogan.  219,956 acres. 64% contained. 528 personnel. 13 crews, 60 engines.  55 structures lost.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. $1.3M CTD.

PC:  Cole Massey

High winds on September 8th caused the Pearl Hill Fire to spread rapidly across grass and low shrub lands, closing many local highways.

9. EVANS CANYON FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region

8 miles from Naches.  75,817 acres. 90% contained.  89 personnel. 2 crews and 8 engines. 12 structures lost. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping. $10.1M CTD.

PC:  Spokane Valley FD

Fire engine and patches of flame in scrubland at night.

10. COLD SPRINGS FIRE – WA DNR

4 miles SE of Omak. 187,689 acres. 40% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews, 38 engines and 1 helicopter. 25 structures lost. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.

PC:  BIA

Cold Springs 9-6-20

11. CUSTOMS RD FIRE – WA DNR – NE Region

1 mile NW of Curlew. 2,208 acres. 30% contained. 94 personnel. 2 crews and 12 engines. 55 structures lost. Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. $800K CTD.

12. SUMNER GRADE – WA FMO

4 miles W of Sumner (Pierce County). 800 acres. 50% contained. 4 structures lost. 68 personnel. 21 engines. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering and single tree torching. $150K CTD.

OREGON

13. TWO FOUR TWO FIRE – USFS -Fremont-Winema NF

6 miles from Chiloquin. 14,450 acres. 7% contained. 340 personnel. 3 crews, 34 engines and 4 helicopters. 35 structures destroyed. $2.1M CTD.

Evacuations/Road Closures –> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7159/

PC: Chiloquin FD

A Chiloquin Fire & Rescue truck is framed by the glow of fire in the near distance. A firefighter is also visible, walking alongside the truck.

14. ECHO MTN COMPLEX

4 miles East of Lincoln City. 2,435 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, isolated torching and backing. 305 personnel including 10 crews and 26 engines. 100 structures destroyed. $327K CTD.

15. BRATTAIN FIRE – USFS – Fremont-Winema NF

8 miles from Paisley. 8,000 acres. 0% contained. 90 personnel with 15 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Active fire with short crown runs, group torching and spotting. $1.5M CTD.

PC:  USFS

16. STAR MTN LANE FIRE – ODF – Central Unit

3 miles NW of Glide.  48,000 acres. 9% contained. 86 personnel. 3 crews, 15 engines and 5 helos. $750K CTD.

17. RIVERSIDE FIRE – USFS – Mt Hood NF

8 miles SE of Estacada. 132,545 acres. 0% contained. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, single tree torching and isolate torching. 246 personnel. 7 crews, 8 engines and 3 helicopters. 53 structures lost. $500K CTD.

PC: USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats

18. BEACHIE CREEK FIRE – USFS – WILLAMETTE NF

6 miles N of Detroit. 186,988 acres. 0% contained. 532 personnel. 11 crews 39 engines and 7 helos. Moderate fire behavior with spotting and backing.

PC: USFS

Beachie Creek smoke plume with Opal Lake in the forground

19. S OBENCHIAN FIRE – BLM

5 miles E of Eagle Point. 29,432 acres. 20% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, grass and torching. 486 personnel. 15 crews, 22 engines, 12 helicopters. 19 structures lost. $2.3M CTD.

PC : BLM

A bull dozer and helicpter work in tandem on a control line.

20. HOLIDAY FARM FIRE – ODF

35 miles E of Eugene.  156,708 acres. 0% contained. 538 personnel. 11 crews, 61 engines, 4 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.

PC:  ODF

Holiday Farm Fire 9/8/2020

21. LIONSHEAD FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS

25 miles W of Warm  Springs. 136,346 acres. 5% contained. active fire with flanking, torching and short-range spotting. 1193 personnel.  45 crews, 51 engines and 11 helicopters. $14.3M CTD.

PC:  BLM

22. WHITE RIVER FIRE – USFS – MT HOOD NF

25 miles W of Wamic. 17,383 acres. 70% contained.  714 personnel. 18 crews, 26 engines. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  $20.9M CTD.

PC:  USFS

Paved road boardered by fores with heavy smoke coming from one side of the road

23. P515 FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS

17 miles W of Warming Springs. 4,609 acres. 95% contained. 279 personnel. 6 crews, 15 engines. Minimal fire behavior. $7.8M CTD.

PC:  Erica Wisner

Tree torching at night Photo credit: Erica Wisner

24. ALAMEDA DRIVE FIRE – ODF

1 mile N of Ashland.  3,200 acres. 33% contained. 107 personnel. 2 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. Active fire behavior with backing and creeping. 700 structures lost. $501K CTD.

25. ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

20 miles from Glide. 115,857 acres. 0% contained. 369 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helicopter. 52 structures lost. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting, group torching and short crow runs. $359K CTD.

PC:  BLM

red plume visible from behind a mountain

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/12/2020 1815 PT

 

 

 

YAKIMA, WASHINGTON | MULTIPLE FIRES | 1

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY | Multiple wildfires are burning in Union Gap, Yakima and on the Yakima Fire Training Center.  There are multitudes of other incidents happening including MVAs, rescues, evacuations, etc.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | Yakima Valley Emergency Management, BIA, BLM, Yakima County Fire District 5, West Valley RFD, Yakima City FD, Yakima County OEM.

UNITS ASSIGNED | Engines 53, 61, 51, 293, 71, 94, 96.

REHAB | (Rehab 50) was established in Staging in a church parking lot, west of 44th and S Ahtanum Ridge.

SHELTER | Red Cross Shelter is located at 2403 South 18th Avenue, Union Gap, WA 98903

ALERTS |  To find out more about emergency alerts, go to the Yakima County website and sign up at https://www.yakimacounty.us/222/Alert-Yakima

MCCULLOUGH COMMAND

DIVISION | McCullough Division consists of Captain 50, Engines 51, 52, 94, 96 and 251;  Brush Truck 51.  As of 2320 PT, Engine 94 turned over command to Brush Truck 51 Officer. Captain 50 was due to return back to this Command.

McCullough Road

Evacuations | 3600 Block | Residents on S 79th are refusing to evacuate.  FD having a hard time getting people to flee their home.

Evacuations | 3800 Block | Fire reported in this block.

Evacuations | 40th Avenue |  One adult male refused to evacuate, saying he will take full responsibility for his actions if he does not come back out again.

Evacuations | 4000 – 4200 Blocks | This would get extended to 42nd and Emma.

Brush Fires | 4200 Block | 4207, 4211, 4219 addresses were reported as fully engulfed or fire in their yards.  6 resources were applied to 4207 and 4211. A unit is working on a full containment line around these homes.

Threatened | 4200 Block |  Fire moving west, threatening a structure and 1 manufactured home.  Fire were responding to more fire at 4215. They were going to provide structure protection.

SOUTH OF AHTANUM  COMMAND

South Ahtanum

Evacuations | 6200 Block | Notifications made to residents south of 62nd to close to Ahtanum, to Red Sky to 20th will be their boundary.

Hazard ID | 6400 Block | Power pole has been burned at the base and has tipped over. Utilities has been notified.

Evacuations | 7400 – 7900 Blocks | Residents notified.

Evacuation | 7621 Block | Residents were being evacuated from this address.

Evacuation | 7900 Block |  Notifications are being made to those of East of 79th to South Ahtanum.

Hazards | 7900 Block | Power pole is leaning 45-degrees at an angle.  South of 6206 Ahtanum Road.

Evacuations | 8300 Block | x Summit Avenue. Were given to those north of this area due to flames.

TULE ROAD FIRE COMMAND

Tule Road, South of Granger

Point-of-Origin | 2000 Block | FD determined appears that this area may be the point-of-origin and wants to meet up with Tribal Police.

Hazards | 2000 Block | Several damaged power poles with some of them burned 50% all the way thru making them hazards. Yakima Power has been notified via FD Dispatch.

Resorces | 2000 Block |  Command is located at 2000 x Tule Road. A dozer is inbound and to access via Plank and Pioneer then to the south side of the fire.

Brush Fire | South of Granger | Resources from Yakima County FD5 responded to this area.

Photo Credit | Yakima Co FD 5

As of 2340 PT, some fire units were slowly being released. This was definitely an intense and scary brush fire incidents and will continue throughout the night as they work put out hot spots and continue with extensive mop up operations.

We will post an update on Monday with any new information and if preliminary causes have been released.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 2330 PT

 

House Goes Up in Flames in Pacific, Washington State

Pacific | Just after 1300 hours PT on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Firefighters from VRFA, Valley Fire Department, South King Fire and Rescue and Puget Sound Fire were dispatched to a house fire.

The incident took place in the 100 block of 4th Avenue S.W. in King County, Washington State.

FIRE OPERATIONS

First due units reported  heavy fire showing from the Bravo, Charlie and Delta sides. Water supply was immediately established, while a 360* was in effect and completed showing no basement was found to be present. Offensive then Defensive and back to Offensive fire attack took place.  1st alarm.  (1333 PT)

Due to a large amount of debris, firefighters could only search the front half of the house.  Good knock down on the fire was achieved within 20 minutes on the incident clock.(1340 PT)

Firefighters could not access the structure from the Charlie side, so they had to enter through the Alpha side. Heavy smoke would pour out from the Bravo gable side where firefighters reported a hot spot above the kitchen.  (1346 PT)

Photo Credit | King County M1 (stock photo)

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Fire crews were sent up to the roof to vent the roof and try to reach the seat of the fire. (1350 PT)

Light smoke was reported at (1402 PT) from the attic. No visible fire was seen.  Firefighters were continuing to mop up on the Alpha side.

Fire was tapped at 1349 hours PT.

A preliminary cause of the fire is unknown at the time of this fire.  A Fire Investigation was requested and was in the process of responding to the scene.

SEARCH AND RESCUE

A primary and secondary search of the structure were completed. Nothing was found. (1345 PT)

MEDICAL GROUP

The Medical group was established with MSO, Medic 6 and REHAB units 303 and 302 as assigned units within this Division. (1340 PT)

RESOURCES

Resources included firefighters from VRFA_members, Valley Fire Department, South King Fire & Rescue and Puget Sound Fire.  Zone 3’s REHAB 302 and 303 also responded to the incident.

ABOUT PACIFIC, WASHINGTON

Pacific is a City in Washington State that is located in both southern King and  northern Pierce Counties. It is often confused with the City of Auburn.  The city is approximately 2.44 square miles with 2.42 of it as land and 0.02 is water inside its borders.

In 2018, it was estimated their total population was listed at 7,219 residents.

The City was built in the mid-1800’s with hops becoming a major crop but soon being lost due to a disastrous epidemic of hop lice, followed by the depression of the 1890’s and the American Panic of 1803. Farmers would turn to dairies, berries, vegetables and bulbs.

The Railroad entered the picture in 1902.

A major disaster in 1906, a major flood in Puyallup and Sumner would soon become a news headliner among other things.

Pacific City was originally platted and advertised as “an addition to Seattle”. The name was picked by its founder, a California land developer for its meaning of being “peaceful”.

The City contracts their 9-1-1, Police and Fire Services through the Valley Regional Fire Authority, which provides contract services to nearby neighbor Algona and Auburn, Washington.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 7/18/2020 1530 PT

 

 

South End Firefighters Respond to Des Moines Fire

King County, Washington State |  Southend firefighters were dispatched to a commercial structure on Friday, July 17, 2020, around 1930 hours PT, located in the 23600 block of Pacific Highway Avenue South in Des Moines.

Fire personnel and assets representted the Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire, IAFF 2024 adn 2595.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly knocking it down and working to contain multiple hot spots.  At one time during the incident, the IC reported seeing pressurized smoke pouring out of the Charlie side of the building.

Firefighters were able to tap the fire approximately 30 minutes into the incident.  A fire investigator was requested. PSE arrived and secured/shut off the gas.

Personnel accountability report or commonly called PAR was taken by Command for all members involved in firefighting activities.

Primary and secondary searches of the building were conducted.  Nothing was found.

Firefighters are still on-scene and firefighting activites are on-going.

We will provide another update and photos of the incident when information has been received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/17/2020 2013 PT

 

4-Alarm Fire Burns Under Construction Buildings, Fire Apparatus

Everett, Washington State  | Firefighters were dispatched around 1750 hours to a large residential structure under construction in the 1700 block of West Marine Drive in  Snohomish County, where first due crews reported a well-estabished fire was observed.

This took place on Thursday evening, July 16, 2020.

The Fire Department then changed it to the 1300 block of West Marine Drive.

This is listed to the Waterfront Place Apartments, which are under construction.  Fire units went into an immediate defensive strategy.

A PIO was immediately dispatched to respond to the fire ground.

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Photo Credit | Everett FD

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Per Apartments.com, these apartments were scheduled to come online in 2021 with 266 units and a total of four-stories.  These buildings 1300 and 1400 blocks of Marine View Drive in Everett, WA 98201.  These were scheduled to be studio to three bedroom units. They are located in the norwestern portion of the City.

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The structure fire was so intense that it was now wind-driven and spotting.  The wind had picked up some hot burning embers blowing them across West Marine Drive to the east towards Grand Avenue Bluff.

This caused a brush fire and caused minor damage to a home down the street.  Firefighters were able to save the home.

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Additionally, the fire was escalated to a 4-alarm over time throughout the incident prompting the deployment of all available Snohomish County units as mutual aid to respond.

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Fire officials say it is too early to determine the cause but it is under investigation.

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After the fire was brought under control, it was assessed as two 4-story units under construction burned and one burned to the ground. It’s intensity scorched and blew out the windows of a ladder truck and damaged a nearby parked aid unit.

One firefighter suffered minor burns as he was trying to move the aid unit to a more safer distance away. Both of the rigs have burns and melted components.

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A total of 73 fire personnel along with 53 pieces of apparatus were assigned to this incident along with mutual aid from all over Snohomish, North and South King Counties.

Personnel represented the Everett FD, City of Everett, Renton RFA, Renton Firefighters, Tukwila Fire Department, Puget Sound Fire and King County Medic One (Paramedics).

Several Task Forces such as Bothell Fire, Woodinville Fire and Shoreline Fire helped staff Everett Fire Stations.

A Zone 3 Urban Task Force from the  Seattle Fire Department arrived within the City limits as mutual aid and responding to 9-1-1 calls for service.

Most of the units have returned back into service (2145PT).  Some units will remain on-scene for fire watch and addressing leftover spot fires.

Fire Images of the 4-Alarm Everett structure fire this evening:

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Photo Credits | Everett FD

Through The Eyes of Social Media

“Large fire on Everett’s waterfront. Burning debris found as far as 18th and Colby. Ash covering roads, yards and home.” 

“Power out all over North Everett.”

“Some of those who keep their boats at the Everett Marina were close enough to the fire to having to spray down their boat to keep it cool.  The Marina is up river from this fire scene.”

Fire could be seen fro Howarth Park.”

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2300 PT – 7/16/2020