Firefighters Fight Fires Simultaneously

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON | January 24, 2021 0016 hours PT

42ND COMMAND

Firefighters were dispatched to the first “Fire in Building” call on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 2026 hours PT to the 700 block of NE 42nd Street in Seattle.

This is another vacant building inside the City, that appears to be in great disrepair. Firefighters had difficulty accessing different areas during interior fire operations. Dispatch stated there was a report of a dweller being on the main floor but after a primary and secondary search, there was nothing found in the entire building.

Credit | MSLS

According to Zillow records, this building has been on the market for 151 days with 429 views. It is currently in pre-foreclosure since 2020, and to be auctioned off. It is valued at an estimated value of over 1.8 Million Dollars.

Fire units and assets were dispatched at 2222 hours PT includes A5 AIR10 B2 B6 DEP1 E16 E17 E22 E31 E38 L10 L8 L9 M17 M44 MAR5 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10 E5 E21 E10.

The fire was knocked down at 2243 hours PT. The Discovery of a large hole on the main floor was reported by interior operations and Command broadcasted the message for all those on the fire ground to be cautious while operating.

Division 2 was established for those working on the second floor of the residence. The fire appeared to be extended to the roof’s eaves but firefighters were able to quickly put it out at 2327 hours PT.

At 2255 hours, crews were forced to dig out hotspots on the second floor in the ceiling.

Firefighters were still picking up hose lines at 0012 on Sunday morning.

As Seattle Fire crews were working this fire, another “Fire in Building” call came in at 2305 hours PT.

AURORA COMMAND

While some units were returning back in service, a few others were re-dispatched to this incident and original resources continued operating.

This second fire incident is located in the 13700 block of Aurora Avenue North.

Units dispatched to this second fire were A25, AIR 240-260, B4, B5, E18, E20, E25, E39, E9, L5, L6, M31, R1. E30, Safety 2, Deputy 1, Staff 10, A14, M44 and L10.

First-due units arrived at 2316 hours PT and reported visible flames from the rear of the 30 x 50 wood-frame structure. A hose line was immediately laid. With what Seattle Fire does best on their egress tactics, the fire crews successfully produced a tap fire at 2328 hours PT.

A primary and secondary search of the whole building produced no results.

According to Realtor.com, this is listed as a 0.3-acre lot with a single-family residence that was built in 1947. It is currently off the market and valued between $975,000 (Redfin) and $1 Million-plus (Zillow). The business this is showing occupying this property is the All Season Window Tint (Facebook, Web), a well-loved and iconic Seattle business.

The cause of both fires are unknown and are being investigated by the Seattle FIU team of Investigators.

Both fires about 6.1 miles by car from each other and taking approximately less than 10 minutes of reaching each destination of one another.

No injuries to firefighters or civilians reported.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

U.S. Active Wildfires by #Hashtag | Saturday, July 16, 2016

Here are all active wildfires by #Hashtag that we are aware of happening in the United States:

#AlatnaComplex (AK)  Tanana Zone. 15 miles SE of Alatna.  Timber, brush and short grass.  Active fire behavior with crowning, wind-driven runs and spotting. Structures threatened.  (2 Fires) 75,371 acres. 66% contained.  10 personnel. 0 Personnel & 0 resources.  $2,200,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#BacaFire (AZ) Northwest District.  AZ State Forestry. 52 miles NW of Prescott.  Brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with running, flanking and backing.  3,947 acres. 10% contained.  12 personnel.  1 helicopter.  $60,000 CTD. State Lands.

Fire effects in grass and ponderosa pine stands FR 4060 - 07/10/2016

Black Range Complex Fires on July 10, 2016 (Credit: Alejando Rodriguez)

#BeaverCreekFire (CO) Routt NF. 24 mi NW of Walden. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, single tree torching and short-range spotting.  Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.  21,878 acres.  %5 contained.  314 personnel.  5 crews, 25 engines, 3 helicopters.  4 structures lost.  $10,200,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#BigLightFire (TX) Texas A & M Forest Service. Started on private land 13 miles NE of Matador. Brush and grass.  2,692 acres. 70% contained. 32 personnel. 5 engines, 1 helicopter. $ N/A. Private lands.

#BlacksCanyonFire (CA) Near Simi Valley off the 118 in Blacks Canyon @ 1340 Hours PDT on 7/16/2016. Ventura County FD responding to new Brush Fire. Header showing.

#BlackRangeComplex (NM) Gila National Forest.  45 miles North of Silver City. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping.  3,700 acres.  5% contained.  110 personnel. 6 crews, 7 engines. $253,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#BlairFire (CO)  White River Field Office. BLM.  30 miles W of Meeker.  Brush and short grass.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, crowning and flanking.  1000 acres. 0% contained.  108 personnel.  4 crews, 5 engines, 1 helicopter.  0 structures lost.  $250,000 CTD.

#BrannonFire (NM) Gila National Forest.  26 miles NE of Silver City. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. 380 acres. 0% contained.  26 personnel. 1 crew, 1 engine. $20,000 CTD.  Forest Service lands.

#CalienteFire (CA) 17301 Caliente Bodfish Road, Kern County.  Air Attack requesting additional tankers. Structures threatened.  Rapid rate of spread. 1.5 acres.

#ClavelFire (NM) Las Vegas District.  New Mexico State Forestry.  20 miles NE of Roy.  Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior.  4,000 acres.  95% contained.  7 personnel.  3 engines.  $28,000 CTD. State lands.

#CoveFire (UT). 23 miles East of Salina and 11 miles SW of Emery

#FamosoFire (CA) Kern County Fire Department. Vegetation fire.  Near Poso and Granite Road. Cause from a MVA. Forward movement stopped. 100% contained. 138 acres.

#FullerFire (AZ) Grand Canyon National Park.  IMT 2.  4 miles NE of North Rim.  Timber and medium logging slash.  Extreme fire behavior with wind-drive runs and long-range spotting.  Road, area and trail closures in effect.  3,702 acres.  0% contained.  437 personnel.  12 crews, 14 engines, 4 helicopters. 0 structures lost.  $1,000,000 CTD. National Park Service lands.

Fuller Fire Map. (Courtesy Inciweb)

#GeorgeRiverFire (AK) Southwest Area Forestry.  Started on BLM land 18 miles NE of Georgetown. Timber. Active fire behavior with running, creeping and backing. 200 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources.  $Unknown. BLM lands.

#GreenFire (CA).  Fresno County. CAL Fire. Off Auberry Rd & White Thorne Rd, near Prather.  Forward progress stopped. Evacuations are in effect for residents on White Thorne, Dry Pond, Hokes Corner Ln. and Wellbarn Road. Evacuation shelter opened at:   Foothill Middle School located at 29147 Auberry Rd, Prather, CA 93651.  A large animal evacuation center has been established at: Sierra High School, 33326 Lodge Rd, Tollhouse, CA 93667. 123 acres. 60% contained.

#GweekRiverFire (AK) Southwest Area Forestry.  Started on BLM land 17 miles NE of Akiachak. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, running and creeping. 500 acres.  0% contained.  0 personnel or resources.  $36,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#HairyFire (CO) Fort Carson Army Base.  21 miles SW of Colorado Springs.  Hardwood Slash, brush and tall grass.  Minimal fire behavior.  Area closures in effect.  720 acres.  95% contained. 9 personnel. 3 engines.  $350,000 CTD.

#HarrisFire (MT) Miles City Filed Office. STarted on private land 26 miles South of Ashland. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. 3,400 acres. 80% contained. 98 personnel. 3 crews. 5 engines. 1 helicopter. $180,000 CTD. Private lands.

#HaydenPassFire (CO) – Fort Carson Army Base. 21 mi SW of Colorado Springs. Hardwood slash, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Areas closures in effect. 15,759 acres. 5% contained. 768. personnel. 16 crews, 49 engines, 7 helicopters. 1 structures lost. $2,900,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

Hayden Pass Fire Edge - July 12

Hayden Pass Fire on July 12, 2016 (Source: Inciweb)

#HubbellCanyonFire (NM) Lincoln National Forest. Sacramento Ranger District. S Forest Service firefighters and two engines are assigned to the fire. Lightning caused. 25 acres. 0% contained. Full suppression tactics are being utilized. Fire is smoldering and spread potential is low. Started 7/16/2016 @ 1300 hours.

#IniakukLakeFire (AK)  Tanana Zone. Started on state land 40 miles NW of Bettles. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, spotting and backing. Structures threatened.  14,107 acres. 0% contained. 28 personnel.  1 crew. 1 helicopter. $1,100,000 CTD. State lands.

#IsrathorakCreekFire (AK)  Southwest Area Forestry.  Started on FWS land 17 miles NW of Tuluksak. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with backing. 500 acres.  0% contained.  0 personnel or resources.  $1,000.  Fish & Wildlife Service lands.

#McBeeCommandFire (WA)  Spokane District, BLM. 6 miles W of Richland. Grass. Minimal fire behavior. 1,800 acres. 0% contained. 26 personnel. 1 crew, 4 engines. $100,000 CTD. BLM lands.

#MidSalchaFire (AK)  Fairbanks Area Forestry.  31 miles SE of North Pole.  Timber, brush and grass.  Moderate fire behavior with win-driven runs, short-range spotting and backing. Homes threatened. 1,500 acres.  0% contained.  88 personnel.  4 crews. 1 helicopter. $300,000 CTD. State Lands.

#OwhatRiver2Fire (AK) Southwest Area Forestry.  7 miles NW of Aniak.  Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with backing.  550 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources. $1,000 CTD. State lands.

#PachecoFire (CA) Tuolumine-Calavaras Unit. CAL Fire. 2 miles SE of Jenny Lind. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. 341 acres. 98% contained. 39 personnel. 1 crews, 4 engines. 2 structures lost. $301,000 CTD. State lands.

#PairODiceFire (AZ) Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  25 miles SW of Alpine.  Timber and grass.  307 acres.  0% contained.  87 personnel. 3 crews, 4 engines, 1 helicopter. $50,000 CTD. BIA lands.

#PineFire (CA) Los Padres NF. 30 miles NE of Santa Barbara. Timber, chaparral and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Road, area and trail closures in effect.  2,304 acres. 93% acres. 100 personnel. 2 crews, 5 helicopters. $15,300,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

Sunset photo of the Pine Fire

Sunset image at the Pine Fire. (Credit: Jonathan McGraw of USFS)

#PonyFire (CA) USFS. 15 miles SW of Happy Camp. Siskiyou County. 2,858 acres. 90% contained.

#Puertecito (NM) Cibola National. 15 miles S of Magdalena. Timber and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. 106 aces. 50% contained. 33 personnel. 1 crew. 1 helicopter. $58,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#ReindeerRiverFire (AK) Southwest Area Forestry.  30 miles SE of Flat. Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with torching, running and backing. 600 acres.  0% contained.  0 personnel or resources.  $1,000 CTD.  State lands.

#SanGabrielComplex (CA) Formerly the Fish and Reservoir Fires. North of Azusa. Los Angeles County. CAL Fire. 1146 acres Reservoir.  4253 Fish. Both 96% contained.

#SchoolFire (NM) Gila National Forest.  2 miles NW of Snow Lake. Timber and tall grass.  Minimal fire behavior. 6,500 acres.  50% contained. 57 personnel.  2 crews, 4 engines, 1 helicopter. $60,000 CTD.  Forest Service lands,

#ScottFire (AZ) Kaibib National Forest.  Coconino rim 11 miles east of Tusayan. Lightning caused. Pinyon Juniper, ponderosa pine, oak.  2,660 acres. 25 personnel. In mop-up operations. ROS is low.

Big Push

Scott Fire on July 15, 2016 that reached an open meadow. (Credit: D Barringer)

#SepulvedaBasin (CA) Los Angeles Fire Department. Burbank and Woodley.  Fire crews dispatched  @ 1308 hours PDT 7/16/2016. Header can be seen. 10 acres @ 1417 PDT. Additional units requested.

#TaylorFire (FL) 700 acres. 10% contained. 33 personnel. 7 engines, 1 helicopter.  Forests in Florida. 9 miles NE of Sanderson. Southern rough. $100,000 CTD. Forest Service lands.

#TimberCreekFire (AK)  Southwest Area Forestry. 27 miles SW of Chuathbaluk. Timber and grass. Moderate fire behavior with torching and creeping. 1,000 acres. 0% contained. 0 personnel or resources. $1,000 CTD.  State lands.

#TimberonFire (NM) Otero County.  40% contained. Containment lines are holding. 267 acres.  44 structures lost.  Some evacuations lifted up to the fire perimeter. Those inside of that are still under an evacuation order due to falling trees and other dangers.

#TokRiverFire (AK) Tok Area Foresty.  IMT 2. 7 miles of Tok.  Timber, light logging slash and grass. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping. Structures threatened.  Rain occurred over the area  on Friday. 728 acres. 0% contained. 64 personnel. 3 crews, 2 helicopters. $209,000 CTD. State lands.

#TomsCreekRd2Fire (GA) Georgia Forestry Commission. 10 miles SW of Fargo. Souther rough. Minimal fire behavior. Homes threatened. Rain occurred over the fire on Friday.  45 acres. 90% contained. 28 personnel. 12 engines. $100,000 CTD.  State lands.

#TrailheadFire (CA) CALCAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit / El Dorado National Forest, along the  Middle Fork of the American River near Todd Valley.  Started 6/28/2016 @ 1355 hours PDT. Cause under investigation. 3 injuries. 5,466 acres. 95% contained. Command: NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire on behalf of CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service. Incident Cooperators: Placer County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, and local fire departments from across the region. 80 personnel. 2 engines. 3 crews. 1 dozers.

Fire engines working the Trailhead Fire.

Engines working at the Trailhead Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#YoknedaLakeFire (AK) Valdez-Copper River area Forestry.  40 miles NE of Glenallen.  Timber and grass. Active fire behavior with running, flanking and backing. 2,000 acres.  0% contained. 0 personnel or resources.  $9,000 CTD. State lands.

 

Sources:  NW Fire Info, CAL Fire, Inciweb, NWICC, Internet, AZ Fire Info, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#MetzFire Burning Thousands of Californian Acres

Updated 5/23/2016 2045 Hours PDT

Photo Credit: 2016 CALFire

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire ignited land on Metz Road and Blue Jay Lane, SE of Soledad on May 22, 2016 around 1527 hours PDT. that exploded into an uncontrolled fire consuming everything in its path.

It is also said to be three (3) miles SW of Pinnacles National Park.

Command is personnel from the CALFire San Benito-Monterey Unit.

Photo Credit: 2016 CALFire

RESOURCES

There are currently 200 Firefighters, 20 Fire Engines, eight (8)  Fire Crews,  two (2) Air Tankers, one (1) Helicopter, two (2) Dozers and (2) Water Tenders assigned to this incident.

Photo Credit: CALFire

FIRE STATUS

Fire suppression units from air to ground have successfully slowed the rate of the fire from moving forward and are making good progress.

The fire is now said to be at 3,876 acres with a 50% containment status.

The cause of this fire has not been determined to be human-caused or by any other means.  It is still under investigation.

Disclaimer:  We do not lie claim to these photos in this post and give 100% Photo Credit to the FD that it belongs to. – Editor.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

Update 2 | Trench Accident Steals 2 Lives, 1 Saved in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho – A trench accident occurred near Hill Road and Parkway in Boise, Idaho approximately 3 hours our time (West Coast) today burying three construction workers.  The call was received by Police/Fire Department around 1735 hours Mountain Time.

Units dispatched to the scene were: 4 Engine Companies, T7, Bat1, Chief5, 3 Aid/Paramedic units, Eagle Rescue and 2 trench rescue trucks.

While on-scene, it was determined two of the three construction workers were deceased and began in recovery mode.  One was conscious and transported to a nearby hospital.

No word on what caused the trench to collapse or if they were in compliant with L&I/OSHA regulations for conducting work in the trench.

Information was received from a source stating they have recovered one victim’s body, while still searching for the second one.  We reached out prior to this post requesting an update on the third victim and a general update on the incident.  We are waiting for a response.

Thanks to  for assisting with this story and helping provide vital details so we could share this story with you.

UPDATE: at 2047 PDT.  All victims have been recovered/rescued from the trench.  We still do not know the condition of the one construction worker who was rescued by firefighters.

If you wish to be like Joel and help us report on stories, please check us out on @nwfireblog (Twitter) or on our Facebook page.  You can also drop us a line at nwfireblog@comcast.net. We love partnering and sharing the credit with you.

We are working on covering more Public Safety related stories and hope you will join us.  Stay tuned y’all and be safe out there.

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Update 1 | Trench Accident Steals 2 Lives, 1 Saved in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho – A trench accident occurred near Hill Road and Parkway in Boise, Idaho approximately 3 hours our time (West Coast) today burying three construction workers.  The call was received by Police/Fire Department around 1735 hours Mountain Time.

Trench Stock Photo (Courtesy by Wikipedia)

Trench Stock Photo (Courtesy by Wikipedia)

(Note: Not photo of the actual incident but that of which could look like Trench construction).

Units dispatched to the scene were: 4 Engine Companies, T7, Bat1, Chief5, 3 Aid/Paramedic units, Eagle Rescue and 2 trench rescue trucks.

While on-scene, it was determined two of the three construction workers were deceased and began in recovery mode.  One was conscious and transported to a nearby hospital.

No word on what caused the trench to collapse or if they were in compliant with L&I/OSHA regulations for conducting work in the trench.

Information was received from a source stating they have recovered one victim’s body, while still searching for the second one.  We reached out prior to this post requesting an update on the third victim and a general update on the incident.  We are waiting for a response.

Thanks to  for assisting with this story and helping provide vital details to share this story with you.

If you wish to be like Joel and help us report on stories, please check us out on @nwfireblog (Twitter) or on our Facebook page.  You can also drop us a line at nwfireblog@comcast.net. We love partnering and sharing the credit with you.

We are working on covering more Public Safety related stories and hope you will join us.  Stay tuned y’all and be safe out there.

(c) 2016 The NWFireBlog

Day 36 | The Best in The NW Fire Blog Images | Garibaldi Fire (OR)

Thank you for reading our post. We started posting the Best of Images we have taken since the beginning of our inception in 2012.  You will recognize Images from past stories, fire chasing trips and some you may have never seen published before.  You can find these stories and images on our other Social Media pages, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thank you for joining us!

‘In July 2014, my hubby and I were heading down to Vegas for a few days to attend a Public Safety Writers Conference.  I had never been to Vegas but he had.  He also had been a long-haul truck driver in a previous life and wanted to show me all the beautiful scenery along the way.’

7.2014 Garibaldi Fire OR 01

‘As we were making our way on our many days of happy and tiring journeys, we saw smoke on the horizon and I begged him to drive us towards the smoke column rising in the distance. As a blogger, your curiousity can get the best of you but we headed over to where the smoke was rising in the background.  I was more than giddy and couldn’t believe we were catching our first fire out of town.’

7.2014 Garibaldi Fire OR rig

‘If you know me personally, you would know how giddy I get.  To explain in a visual perception is like an excited kid in a candy store.  It was my inner fire buff mentality kicking into high gear.’

7.2014 Garibaldi Fire OR 03

‘This is all that was left but at least we see some fire and lots of hose lines laid across the streets. Us arriving “on scene” gave us a clear picture of a Training burn in progress. Fire apparatus was spread across a half block giving us many photo opportunities to capture them in action.’

7.2014 Garibaldi Fire OR 02

‘I wish we had more time to chat them up but getting some great images was a pretty amazing opportunity for any Fire photographer and giving a glimpse into a small part of what they do in the Life of Firefighting.  Maybe next time, since we are neighbors.’

7.2014 Garibaldi Fire OR Engine

‘Though you may not have known we were on scene photographing your amazing work, we’d like to Thank You for allowing us to watch our #HeroesInRed doing what you all love so much and making training a huge priority so that you can help Save Lives in your communities.’

 

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VINTAGE FIRE PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Seattle Fire Station #14

 

 

 

 

 

SFD 14

 

Station #14 on 4th Avenue South, Seattle, Washington.  Doors Closed [above].

 

 

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Station #14’s Doors Open.

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Side view of the Station.

 

 

 

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Firefighters on Fire Apparatus inside Bay.

Photos Courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives.  Circa 1927.

2014 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

Antique Fire Truck Needs to be Adopted

Looking for an old truck to work on as a project or are you a person or organization that loves to restore iconic fire apparatus?

Well, you’re in luck.

A 1949 Chev 3500 is available for sale on http://www.antiquecars.com.  3500 750 gallon tanker with 11,000 miles on it located in Sequim, Washington.

Ad #37614.  Phone #360-681-7606.

Good Luck!

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