Mall Shooting Suspect Being Sought | 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A shots fired call prompted Torrance (CA) Police Officers to be dispatched on Monday, June 3, 2019, around 1456 hours PDT to the Del Amo Fashion Center (Shopping Mall).  The Mall is located in the 3500 block of Carson Street inside the City limits.

POLICE ACTIVITY

Police are still in the area investigating and the Del Amo Fashion Center (also called by Citizens as the Del Amo Mall) and have the Mall in lockdown.  Police are warning people away from this active incident as they are working to locate the shooting suspect.

A perimeter has been set up around Plaza del Amo between Madrona Avenue to Maple Avenue and Carson Street between Madrona Avenue.  All streets have been shutdown.

HOW TO REPORT

If you see this person, DO NOT APPROACH. Call 9-1-1 or the Torrance PD at 310-328-3456 and get to a safe place. You can also visit the Station at 3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

ABOUT DEL AMO FASHION CENTER

The Del Amo Fashion Center is also known as Simon Malls located at 3525 Carson Street in Torrance, California.  It is listed as the third largest mall in America and the venue known as the South Bay’s premier retail destination. It is also said to be a favorite among those who visit/play/live and work in Southern California as this is an unique mall full of natural lighting, beautiful architecture, living green walls, majestic palm trees and so much more.

There approximately 200 stores and located easily off of the 405 freeway at Hawthorne Boulevard exit.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/3/2019 @ 1945 hours PDT

 

 

Mall Shooting Prompts Large PD Response | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A shots fired call prompted Torrance (CA) Police Officers to be dispatched on Monday, June 3, 2019, around 1456 hours PDT to the Del Almo Fashion Center (Shopping Mall).  The Mall is located in the 3500 block of Carson Street inside the City limits.

POLICE ACTIVITY

The first arriving Officers found one person with a gunshot wound inside the location and was treated by the Torrance FD and transported to a nearby hospital.  Around 1844 hours, Engines 91 and 96 were dispatched to the same location for a person with a GSW. This appears to be a possible second victim.

Officers  and SWAT  were busy investigating, searching and clearing the structure(s).  Additionally, they were tasked with evacuating shoppers and personnel from the building(s).  Detectives have and will continue to do follow-up interviews and investigation to ID the suspect and help locate him.

An article search was being conducted (1855 hours PDT) with one of their K9s to see if they could pick up a trail of the suspect.  Turned out to be negative. (1901 hours PDT)

PRESSER RELEASED

Torrance Police released a presser stating the shooter may be a male Hispanic adult approximately 20-25 years of age, has a shaved head wearing a black shirt and checkered shorts.  Was said to have a long gun.  Shooter still at large.

HOW TO REPORT

If you see this person, DO NOT APPROACH. Call 9-1-1 or the Torrance PD at 310-328-3456 and get to a safe place. You can also visit the Station at 3300 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/3/2019 @ 1910 PDT

 

 

NW Fire CAD Activity | Noon Update

Summary | As time allows, we are starting to grab some dispatched calls for wildland resources all across Washington and Oregon.  Hold on to your seat because there are a lot of them. This post is for all wildfires within the last

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL REGION

BRISTOL FIRE – Klickita County, Bristol, WA. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1304 hours. Contained @ 1605 hours. DNR response. 2.69 acres. Grass, brush, timber and duff. In patrol status.

MILE POST 89 FIRE – Chelan County, Skinny Creek. WA.  8/19/2017. Dispatched 1230 hours. Contained 1830 hours. Controlled 1830 hours. Timber, logs and duff. IC @ 1550 hours. 0.1 acres.

WYMER FIRE – Kittitas County. Lumas Creek. Single RR tie fire. Hardwood fire fuels. 8/19/2017. Dispatched at 0700 hours. Contained @ 0855 hours. Controlled @ 0856 hours. 0.1 acres.

NORTHEAST REGION

PINKNEY CITY FIRE – Stevens County, Pinkney City. WA . 8/20/2017. Dispatched @ 1133. (NC 326, NC 61). Resources on-scene @ 1140 hours.

STARVATION FIRE – Stevens County, Starvation Lake. WA.  8/20/2017 @ 1058 hours. (E11, E561, NC 62). Resources on-scene @ 1124 hours.

LAKE VALLEY LOOP FIRE – Lincoln County. Fish Trap. WA.  Grass, brush and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1947 hours. Staffed fire. AR 445, AR 62, HT 43 dispatched. 3 acres.

WESTVIEW FIRE – Spokane County. E Westview Court, WA. Grass, slash, light timber.  8/19/2017.  AR 414 dispatched @ 1233 hours. Contained @ 1500 hours. Controlled @ 1700 hours. 1.4 acres.

ANTOINE PEAK FIRE – Spokane County, Antoine Peak. Brush, grass and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 0347 hours. Contained @ 0410 hours. Controlled @ 0415 hours. 0.3 acres.

PACIFIC CASCADE

1500 SPUR FIRE – Clark County, WA.  WA DNR response. smoldering in slash. 8/20/2017. Dispatched @ 1051 hours. IC arrived @ 1103 hours. Resources are North E280. 0.1 acres.

COUGAR CREEK – Unknown location. WA  Brush and timber. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 0809 hours. Contained @ 0830 hours. Controlled @ 0830 hours. 0.1 acres.

SOUTH PUGET SOUND

437 STREET FIRE – Pierce County. Eatonville, WA. Grass, brush fire fuels. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1325 hours. Contained @ 1647 hours. Controlled @ 1740 hours. In patrol status.

COLUMBIA CASCADE

LOST CREEK FIRE – Along 66 Road near 60 Junction, WA. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 1057 hours. 0.1 acres.

OREGON STATE

CENTRAL REGION

0959 CR FIRE – Davis Lake, OR. 8/19/2017. Dispatched @ 2217 hours.

0955 PR FIRE – Hwy. 380 MP 34.5. Dispatched 8/19/2017 @ 1728 hours. 3 acres.

0954 CR FIRE – Hwy 97 @ MP 198. Dispatched @ 1703 hours PDT. 0.1 acres.

0953 NW FIRE – Cultus Lake Resort, Cultus Mtn. OR. Dispatched @ 1648 hours. 0.1 acres.

0951 RN FIRE – Willow Creek Canyon, OR. E420 dispatched @ 1359 hours. 1 acre.

VALE DISPATCH

BLEVINS FIRE – Blevins Reservoir, OR. Dispatched @ 1059 hours. 1,314 acres. Active fire (see our other post under “NW Active Wildfires”)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2017 @ 1215 hours PDT

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Firefighters Fight House Fire

A fire [Box 6-11] broke out at a home in the 1000 block of Biddle Street in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday around 2110 Hours PDT (West Coast time).

Fire crews were working by pulling ceilings and address the active fire seen in the joists on the Charlie/Delta side.

Additionally, they conducted primary and secondary searches finding nothing.

No cause was immediately known.

No injuries were reported.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

 

BREAKING | 2 Alarm Fire in Winston-Salem NC

Updated 2005 PST

Winston-Salem, NC – A fire broke out at the former site of Brown Elementary on the corner of 12th and Highland around 8:26 PM EST.

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The fire was quickly elevated to a 2nd alarm building fire prompting Engines 4, 1, 3, 9, 8, 17 and 6; Trucks 1, 5 and 14. Rescue 1. Battalions 2 and 3. Safety 8. Chief 7. Air 1. 101 and 100. EMS 23 and Bus 1 to respond in force.

Heavy fire was seen from the rooftop and reports of the 2nd floor collapsing.

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The Thomas Water Plant provided an additional pump to assist crews with water supply.  At one time there were four elevated streams and five hydrants in operation.

A primary and secondary search were conducted in the fire building and to the Bravo and Delta exposure sides.  Nothing was found.

No injuries were reported.

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At the same time, additional fire resources were being dispatched to another location for a possible unknown type of fire at 38 Elm Street but turned out to be just alarms sounding.

Fire Investigators were dispatched to the scene.

After fire crews arrived on-scene they reported nothing seen or found.  Units 2X, 4X, 7X, L1X, L2, E2, E5 and B3 were slowly being put back in service.

Cause is unknown at this time.

Photography Credit of The City of Salem-Winston (North Carolina)

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

#GoldBarFire – Rain Helping Containment – SitRep5

Updated 5/14/2016 1715 PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The #ProctorCreekFire was spotted burning in the heavily loaded fire fuels of logging slash and timber on May 13th.

LOCATION – LAND OWNER

The fire is approximately 5 miles East of Gold Bar in Snohomish County, Washington.

At the base of the of the hillside where the fire is burning is private land.  Local Firefighters were first due with additional State and Federal fire personnel arriving quickly.  The top of the mountain was stated it is 99% DNR land.  All local, State, Federal and other jurisdictions were working in a Unified Command system.

FIRE RESPONSE

WA DNR:

DNR personnel were dispatched at 1611 PDT to the scene where they were faced with a brush fire turned large not contained wildfire.

Incident Cooperators:

  • Monroe FD
  • Gold Bar FD
  • US Forest Service
  • WA DNR
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #26
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #7
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #3

Aviation:

  • SNOHawk10 (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) providing water drops, and acting as aerial lookout for ground fire crews.

 

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

Acres:

The fire has burned up to 325 acres from its initial report of being spotted at 15 acres.  Due to high winds and dry fuels, this fire increased quickly.

Cause:

The cause is still under investigation and unknown at this time.

Weather Aids Crews:

Rain had been occurring over the County, hitting the fire ground for both the #HotShotFire located near #Oso and this fire #ProctorCreekFire (DNR’s designator) and #GoldBarFire since the latter part of the morning.

This has helped crews gain control of the fire bringing it to a 20% containment status.

 

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

Resources:

There are still 100 fire personnel assigned to this incident.  No injuries or deaths have been reported.

 

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriffs Office.

SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAGS – PIO

DNR Reporting

  • #GoldBarFire
  • #ProctorCreekFire

Other Media Sources Posting

  • #GoldBarFire

Our Hashtags Using

  • #WAWildifres2016
  • #ProctorCreekFire
  • #GoldBarFire

PIO – Snohomish Co Fire District #7

  • Changed over on 5/14/2016 @ 1530 hours.
  • 360-688-3392

 

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#GoldBarFire Explodes Overnight – SitRep4

Updated 5/14/2016  1320 PDT

Incident Summary

The #ProctorCreekFire was spotted burning in the heavily loaded fire fuels of logging slash and timber, located at the 4200 block in Snohomish County’s Highway 2, just off of Forest Road 62 in Gold Bar, Washington on May 13th.

Location

The fire is approximately 5 miles East of Gold Bar in Snohomish County, Washington.

At the base of the of the hillside where the fire is burning is private land.  Local Firefighters were first due with additional State and Federal fire personnel arriving quickly.  The top of the mountain was stated it is 99% DNR land.  All local, State, Federal and other jurisdictions were working in a Unified Command system.

Fire Response

DNR personnel were dispatched at 1611 PDT to the scene where they were faced with a brush fire turned large not contained wildfire.

Resources on scene include:

  • Monroe FD
  • Gold Bar FD
  • US Forest Service
  • WA DNR
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #26
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #7
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #3

Aviation:

  • SNOHawk10 (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) providing water drops, and acting as aerial lookout for ground fire crews.
Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Historical Timeline

A Historical outline of events taken place on this fire are listed here with the most current first to the last (start of the fire).

May 14, 2016 – Saturday

1015 Hours.

Briefing held this morning by Snohomish County Fire District #7 PIO and they reported it was raining on the fireground.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

0928 Hours.

Aerial view of the fire.  Fire has reached 325 acres burned with the assistance of Snohomish County’s Helicopter via Aerial Mapping.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

0830 Hours.

Firefighters were more than grateful and thanked all of those who donated fluids and goodies to them.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

0530 Hours.

The wind had died down.  A photo shows heavy smoke and flames in the distance, a fire monster itching to start up again.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District #7

May 13, 2016 – Friday

1611 Hours.

The fire was active with a fast forward spread occurring.  Hot spots were starting all around crews and with the aid of Snohomish County’s SnoHAWK10 in the air.  The fire had burned 30 acres quickly.

The wildfire was said to have a 0% containment status and presenting a heavy thermal column.    It was reported as being a wind-driven fire as winds were beginning to pick up.

Access was difficult for firefighters due to the tough terrain.  The Snohomish County Sheriff Office’s SnowHAWK10, a Huey helicopter had been brought in to assist with water drops.

A 2nd Alarm was called.

Snohomish County is providing a staging area for the WA DNR fire crews, equipment and additional resources (see photo below).

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriffs Office.

1930 Hours.

Almost 3 hours later, there were several spot fires with one extinguished (probably more but did not hear it on the Scanner) and a fire on the South side of the drainage.  It was currently South of their current position.  Fire was growing rapidly.

2000 Hours.

Within thirty minutes, a Jurisdiction 1 Engine had arrived on scene.

2036 Hours.

A Level Evacuation Order was given to the residents on the South side of Hwy 2 between 437th Drive SE and FS Rd 62.

2300 Hours.

Concerned neighbor, Jessika Marie has probably seen a lot happening in her neck of the woods as she has lived there 30 years.   Living  near the Gold Bar Fire, she shares photos taken at 2300 last night, when the acreage count was at 120 acres. Update: on 5/14/2016, she stated the count was to 200+ and later that it was raining in the area.

Photo Credit: Jessika Marie

2330 Hours.

The fire was moving towards homes and an elevated Level 2 Evacuation order went into effect for the same area, affecting 26 homes.

2345 Hours.

The current weather was at 59-degrees with 0% of precip, 66% humidity and winds up to 11 mph.  Rain was expected to hit the area on Saturday. 

Photo Credit: Snohomish Fire District 7

Photo Credit: Snohomish Fire District 7

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

  • #goldbarfire
  • #ProctorCreekFire
  • #WAWildifres2016

 

(c) 2016 The  #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

Update 5 | Proctor Creek aka goldbarfire | WA DNR | Washington State

Updated 5/13/16  2345 PDT

 

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date / Time:   Dispatched 5/13/2016 @ 1611 PDT.

Command:   Unified Command – Monroe FD w/USFS and W

Cause:  Unknown..

Location:  4200 block on Hwy 2 off of FS Rd 62 in Gold Bar, Washington.  Burning on private land currently but at the top of the hillside is 100% DNR land. (per DNR Wildcad)   Updated:  5 miles E of Gold Bar.

Fire Fuels:  Logging Slash, Timber.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

 

INCIDENT HISTORY

May 13, 2016 – Friday 

1611 PDT

  • Active
  • Fast forward spread.
  • Hotspots starting, being spotted by Air Support.
  • Originally reported as 15 ac wildfire on slope wtih heavy thermal column
  • 2nd Alarm called.

Acres:

  • 30 acres and growing.
  • Per WA DNR PIO.

Conditions:

  • Tough terrain for crews.
  • Wind-driven

Containment Status:  

  • 0%

Tactics:

  • Buck drops by Snohomish Co Sheriff Office’s

1930 PDT

  • 1 spot fire and extinguished.
  • Fire on the South side of the drainage
  • South of their current position
  • Visible flame length
  • Fire growing rapidly.

2000 PDT

  • Location updated by WA DNR (see the above the update)
  • DNR states:  Jurisdiction 1 Engine, resources on-scene

2036 PDT

  • Level 1 Evacuation Orders given to South side of Hwy 2 between 437th Drive SE & Forest Service Rd 62.

2330 PDT

  • Level 2 Evacuations in progress for 26 affected homes on South side of Forest Rd 62 and 437th Drive SE.  

2345 PDT

  • Current weather:  59-degrees. 0% precip. 66% humidity with winds at 11mph.  Precip expected to hit the area on Saturday.

 

Photo Credit: Snohomish Fire District 7

Photo Credit: Snohomish Fire District 7

RESOURCES

Fire Apparatus:

  • Brush 66
  • Ladder 20
  • Brush 66
  • Brush 71
  • Brush 53
  • Tender

Incident Cooperators:

  • Monroe FD
  • Gold Bar FD
  • US Forest Service
  • WA DNR
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #26
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #7
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #3
  • Getchell Fire

Aviation:

  • SNOHawk10 (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) providing water drops, and acting as aerial lookout for ground fire crews.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

  • #goldbarfire
  • #ProctorCreekFire
  • #WaWildfires2016

 

(c) 2016 The  #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

Update 3 | Proctor Creek aka goldbarfire | WA DNR | Washington State

Updated 5/13/16  2143 PDT

 

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date / Time:   Dispatched 5/13/2016 @ 1611 PDT.

Command:   Unified Command – Monroe FD w/USFS and W

Cause:  Unknown..

Location:  4200 block on Hwy 2 off of FS Rd 62 in Gold Bar, Washington.  Burning on private land currently but at the top of the hillside is 100% DNR land. (per DNR Wildcad)   Updated:  5 miles E of Gold Bar.

Fire Fuels:  Unknown.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

 

INCIDENT HISTORY

May 13, 2016 – Friday  16

1611 PDT

  • Active
  • Fast forward spread.
  • Hotspots starting, being spotted by Air Support.
  • Originally reported as 15 ac wildfire on slope wtih heavy thermal column
  • 2nd Alarm called.

Acres:

  • 30 acres and growing.
  • Per WA DNR PIO.

Conditions:

  • Tough terrain for crews.
  • Wind-driven

Containment Status:  

  • 0%

Tactics:

  • Buck drops by Snohomish Co Sheriff Office’s

1930 PDT

  • 1 spot fire and extinguished.
  • Fire on the South side of the drainage
  • South of their current position
  • Visible flame length
  • Fire growing rapidly.

2000 PDT

  • Location updated by WA DNR (see the above the update)
  • DNR states:  Jurisdiction 1 Engine, resources on-scene

2036 PDT

  • Level 1 Evacuation Orders given to South side of Hwy 2 between 437th Drive SE & Forest Service Rd 62.

 

Photo Credit: Snohomish Fire District 7

Photo Credit: Snohomish Fire District 7

RESOURCES

Fire Apparatus:

  • Brush 66
  • Ladder 20
  • Brush 66
  • Brush 71
  • Brush 53
  • Tender

Incident Cooperators:

  • Monroe FD
  • Gold Bar FD
  • Shoreline FD
  • Woodinville FD
  • US Forest Service
  • WA DNR
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #26
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #7
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #3
  • Getchell Fire

Aviation:

  • SNOHawk10 (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) providing water drops, aerial lookout for ground fire crews.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

  • #goldbarfire
  • #ProctorCreekFire
  • #WaWildfires2016

 

(c) 2016 The  #NWFireBlog

 

 

 

 

New! | Proctor Creek aka goldbarfire | WA DNR | Washington State

Updated 5/13/16  1825 PDT

 

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date / Time:   Dispatched 5/13/2016 @ 1611 PDT.

Command:   Unified Command – Monroe FD w/USFS and W

Cause:  Unknown..

Location:  4200 block on Hwy 2 off of FS Rd 62 in Gold Bar, Washington.  Burning on private land currently but at the top of the hillside is 100% DNR land.

Fire Fuels:  Unknown.

Photo Credit:  Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Photo Credit: Snohomish County Fire District 7.

 

 

INCIDENT HISTORY

May 13, 2016 – Friday  16

1611 PDT

  • Active
  • Fast forward spread.
  • Hotspots starting, being spotted by Air Support.
  • Originally reported as 15 ac wildfire on slope wtih heavy thermal column
  • 2nd Alarm called.

Acres:

  • 30 acres and growing.
  • Per WA DNR PIO.

Conditions:

  • Tough terrain for crews.
  • Wind-driven

Containment Status:  

  • 0%

Tactics:

  • Buck drops by Snohomish Co Sheriff Office’s

1930 PDT

  • 1 spot fire and extinguished.
  • Fire on the South side of the drainage
  • South of their current position
  • Visible flame length
  • Fire growing rapidly.

 

RESOURCES

Fire Apparatus:

  • Brush 66
  • Ladder 20
  • Brush 66
  • Brush 71
  • Brush 53
  • Tender

Incident Cooperators:

  • Monroe FD
  • Gold Bar FD
  • Shoreline FD
  • Woodinville FD
  • US Forest Service
  • WA DNR
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #26
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #7
  • Snohomish County Fire Dist #3
  • Getchell Fire

Aviation:

  • SNOHawk10 (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) providing water drops, aerial lookout for ground fire crews.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

  • #goldbarfire
  • #ProctorCreekFire
  • #WaWildfires2016

 

(c) 2016 The  #NWFireBlog