RENTON HOUSE SUFFERS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE

UPDATE | Renton Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 2000 block of SE 18th Street on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2020.

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First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued while some units were tasked with structure protection of homes in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

Fire due E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

The fire is now out and the structure has suffered extensive fire and smoke damage to the garage and to rest of the home.

Resources that responded to this fire represented the Renton Fire Department, Medics and Zone 3 Fire Rehab.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1815 PT

FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT GARAGE FIRE IN RENTON

RENTON, WASH. | Firefighters are currently fighting a garage fire attached to a two-story residence in the 2000 block of SE 18th Court in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

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Fire can be seen from those traveling on I-405 near the SR167 interchange and across Boeing airfield.  Battalion 13 reported seeing a thermal column visible from Station 13 at which time requested Dispatch to upgrade the call to a working fire.

First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued with additional incoming engine companies implementing structure protection of nearby homes.

E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

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Responding include from Renton RFA, King County Medics and the Zone 3 Fire Rehab units.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1652 PT

AZ WILDFIRE SIT REP | WINTERS FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

WINTERS FIRE 

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • 10 North / NE of Globe, Arizona
  • Tonto National Forest
  • Start 8/8/2020 1450 PT

CURRENT STATUS

  • VLAT, 2 LAT, 2 Type 1 or 2IA on order

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1630 PT

CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | COLTRANE FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

COLTRANE INCIDENT

Update 1 | Saturday (8/8/2020)

Photo Credit | Greg Doyle, LACoFD Volunteer Photographer (written ok received)

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INCIDENT SUMMARY – CURRENT STATUS

  • Start 8/8/2020 appears around 1430 PT
  • Mulch fire
  • Newhall Pass, California
  • No extension to nearby brush
  • Appears units on-scene are on top of it
  • Limited details

We will provide another update if more information is received. We did reach out to the Los Angeles County Fire Department PIO for call details, status, size, etc.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2020 1440 PT

 

Sit Reps | United States | July 22, 2020

This is a Sit Rep for all wildfires happening in the United States of America and broken down by each State.  Snippets of information is listed for each wildfire..

ARIZONA

Bighorn Fire | USFS-Coronado NF.  5 miles northweast of Tucson. Hardwood litter, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  Creeping and smoldering. Area/road/trail closures in effect — 119,978 acres.  90% contained. 70 personnel. 1 crew, 2 engines and 1 helicopter. 1 structure lost.  $44.5 Million CTD.

Bringham Fire | USFS-Apache-Sitgreaves NF.  22 miles north of Morenci. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering.  Structures threatened. Closures in effect. — 23,142 acres. 85% contained.  Unstaffed. 2 structures lost. $9.4 Million CTD.

Blue River 2 Fire | BIA-San Carlos Agency.  15 miles northeast of San Carlos.  Timber, brush and tall grass. — 28,051 acres. 67% contained. 154 personnel. 2 crews, 2 engines, 4 helicopters.  $3.2 Million CTD.

Lake Pleasant Fire | AZ State Forestry. 74/N Lake Pleasant PW. Dispatched 1439 PT. 17 acres. AZ Dispatch Center. Resources include AZ State Forestry. Peoria FD. BLM AZ Fire. Forward progression has been stopped. Full containment is expected today by 1530 MT.

Mangum Fire | USFS-Kaibiab NF.  24 miles southeast of Fredonia.  Timber, brush and short grass. — 71,450 acres. 95% contained. 12 personnel. 3 engines. 4 structures lost. $21 Million CTD.

Molino Fire | Hwy 79, milepost 146. Dispatched 1451 MDT. Incident #A38-1450. Unknown acreage. AZ Dispatch Center.

Pine Fire | USFS-Prescott NF.  16 miles east of Cordes Lakes. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, flanking and backing. Trail closures in effect.  — 1,730 acres.  0% contained. 5 personnel.  0 additional resources. $26K CTD.

Thumb Fire | Start 7/16/2020.  Lightning caused. Truxton Canyon Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs.  33 miles northwest of Tusayan. Fire behavior is active with short runs and single tree torching. — 8,354 acres.  Grass, brush and pinyon/juniper.  120 personnel.

CALIFORNIA

Badger Fire | CAL FIRE-Siskiyou Unit.  4 miles north of Yreka. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.  Homes threatened. Road closure in effect. — 557 acres. 50% contained.  189 personnel. 8 crews, 25 engines. $2.4 Million CTD.

Feather Fire | CAL FIRE.  Off Feather Avenue x 18th Street. Oroville. Butte County. 30 acres. 100% contained.

Gold Fire | CAL FIRE-Lassen-Modoc Unit. IMT 1/CAL FIRE Team 4. 5 miles south of Adin. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting and running.  Homes threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect. — 14,000 acres. 5% contained. 223 personnel. 7 crews, 30 engines. $750K CTD.

Grand Fire | Ventura County FD. West of Fillmore by Old Telegraph and Grand Avenue. Less than .25 acre. VCFD E27, 28. USFD R5 E352.

Photo Credit  | VCFD

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Hog Fire | CAL FIRE-Lassen-Modoc Unit. IMT 1/CAL FIRE Team 3.  10 miles west of Susanville. Timber and brush.  Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting and uphill runs.  Community of Lake Forest and structures threatened.  Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.  Rain fell over the fireline on Tuesday. — 9,420 acres. 9% contained. 1,237 personnel. 21 crews, 147 engines. $3.5 Million CTD.

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Meadow Fire | CAL FIRE-SLO. Meadowbrook Lane x See Canyon Raod. Originally reported at 1242 PT as .25 acre. Moderate rate of spread, potential for 200 acres.  AT 1745 It is 5 acres and 50% contained. Steep terrain.

Photo Credit  | SLO City FD

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Mineral Fire | CAL FIRE-Fresno-Kings Unit.  IMT1/Team 2.  9 miles west of Coalinga.  Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and smoldering.  — 29,667 acres. 75% contained. — 1,277 personnel. 16 crews, 106 engines and 4 helos.  7 structures lost.  $22.5 Million CTD.

Platina Fire | CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit.  20 miles southwest of Redding.  Chaparral, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Structures threatened. — 340 acres. 65% contained. 358 personnel. 10 crews, 39 engines. $1.3 Million CTD.

COLORADO

Fawn Creek Fire | BLM-White River Field Office. 26 miles southwest of Meeker. Brush and tall grass.  Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Infrastructure and structures threatened. — 3,226 acres. 95% contained.  34 personnel with 1 crews and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

Goose Creek Fire | USFS-Rio Grande NF.  14 miles southeast of Creede. Timber.  Minimal fire behavior. — 171 acres. 75% contained. 3 personnel. 1 engines. $1.6 Million CTD.

Grassy Fire | BLM-White River Field Office. 9 miles west of Meeker. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. — 868 acres. 90% contained. 6 personnel.

GEORGIA

8 Mile Still Road Fire | GA Forestry Commission.  3 miles west of Homerville. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. — 121 acres.  95% contained. 3 personnel.  1 engine. $34K CTD.

MONTANA

Clear Creek Fire | Start 7/21/2020. BIA-Flathead Agency. 15 miles east of Plains. Timber, brush, tall grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. — 3,564 acres. 60% contained. 48 personnel. 1 crew, 6 engines, 1 helicopter. $40K CTD.

NEVADA

Big Summit Fire |  BLM-Ely District. IMT2 (GB Team 5). 17 miles northeast of Panaca. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. — 8,461 acres. 91% contained. 473 personnel. 12 crews, 16 engines and 5 helicopters. 1 structure lost. $6.4 Million CTD.

Cedar Fire | Elko County. 15 miles south of Elko. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching and short crown runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. — 6,000 acres. 30% contained.  258 personnel, 8 crews, 10 engines, 2 helicopters. $750,000 CTD.

Cottonwood Fire | Start 7/21/2020. UsFS – Humboldt-Toiyable NF. IMT 2 (GB Team 6). 35 miles east of Pahrum. Short grass. Moderate fire behavior with short runs, creeping and smoldering. Communication infrastructure and structures under immediate threats.  Area/road and trail closures in effect — 2,700 acres. 0% contained.  173 personnel. 2 crews, 11 engines, 5 helicopters. $500K CTD.

Stewart Canyon Fire | BLM-Ely District. 14 miles east of Alamo.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with isolated torching and creeping. — 12,710 acres. 25% contained.  219 personnel. 5 crews, 12 engines and 5 helicopters. $750K CTD.

NEW MEXICO

Cub Fire | USFS-Gila NF.  15 miles southeast of Mogollon.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. — 23,216 acres. 85% contained. 8 personnel. 1 helicopter. $423K CTD.

Trementina Canyon Fire | NM State Forestry Division-Las Vegas District. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering and creeping. — 825 acres. 72% contained. 35 personnel. 1 crew, 2 engines. $610K CTD.

OREGON

Ben Young Fire | OR DOF-Lake Unit. 13 miles south of Paisley. Timber, brush and short grass. Active fire behavior with running and short-range spotting. Infrastructure and homes under direct threat. Area/trail closures in effect. — 700 acres. 0% contained. Unknown cause.  Evacuations in order. 70 personnel, 2 crews, 6 engines and 3 helicopters. $110K CTD.

Rosland Road 0429 NE Fire | USFS-Deschutes NF. 4 miles northeast of La Pine. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Closures in effect. — 393 acres. 90% contained. 7 crews, 3 engines. $550K CTD.

UTAH

Big Hollow Fire | UT DOF-NE Area. 3 miles south of Heber.  Chaparral, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closure in effect. — 438 acres. 95% contained. 5 personnel and 1 engine. $325K CTD.

Cottonwood Trail Fire | UT DOF-SW Area. 5 miles northeast of St. George. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Numerous residences threatened. Area/road/trail closures in effect — 1,631 acreas. 90% containment. 73 personnel. 1 crew and 9 engines. $455K CTD.

Dennis Hill Fire | UT DOF-Bear River Area.  Started on BLM land. 15 miles southwest of Park Valley. Timber and short grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, single tree torching and backing. Structures and sage-grouse habit are threatened. — 2,608 acres. 30% contained.  100 personnel.  2 crews, 10 engines and 2 helicopters. $200K CTD.

Howell Peak Fire | BLM-Richfield Office.  41 miles west of Delta. Brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. — 1,880 acres. 75% contained. 67 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines and 1 helicopter. $200K CTD.

Turkey Farm Road Fire | UT DOF-SW Area. 4 miles north of St. George. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. — 11,993 acres. 85% contained.  148 personnel. 7 crews, 6 engines. 1 structure lost. $1.7 Million CTD.

Veyo West Fire | BLM-Cedar City Field Office.  Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Numerous structures threatened. — 2,618 acres. 95% containment.  11 personnel. 4 helicopters. 7 structures lost. $1.2 Million CTD.

WASHINGTON STATE

Bertschi Road Fire | WA DNR-SE Region.  IMT 2/NWTeam 10. 2 miles south of Glenwood. Timber, heavy slash and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering.  — 250 acres. 80% contained.  312 personnel. 4 crews, 26 engines and 1 helicopter. $2.3 Million CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 7/22/2020 1750 PT

Wildfire | Bertschi Road Fire | Klickitat County, Washington | 2

UPDATE 2

A wildfire started on Thurday, July 16, 2020 prompted WA DNR resources and equipment at 1316 hours PT is burning about 70 miles ENE of Portland, Oregon that brooke out this afternoon.

This is located on Bertschi Road, south of Glenwood in Klickitat County, Washington.

The fire is named the BERTSCHI ROAD FIRE.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

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Fire has scorched 350 acres of brush, slash and timber.  No increase in acreage has been reported since Day 1’s report on Thursday.

Resources included the AHTANUM DOZER-KLIC E-4104 E-4206 E-4302 E-4401 E-4407 E-4408 E-4409 SE-COMBELI SE-DOBSON SE-JAMES SE-LAWSON SE-LENNON SE-MILLER SE-STONE.

Around 1515 hours PT this afternoon, fire officials reported firefighters had successfully reached a 90% containment status – however, there was still active fire activity in the northeastern portion inside the containment lines.

Dispatch Center is via the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center.

This is still an active wildfire incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 7/17/2020 2025 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

CA Wildfire | Three Points Fire | Angeles National Forest | New!

A NEW START on the Angeles National Forest on Sunday, July 5th just before 6:00 p.m. PT, prompted a full response from USFS firefighters to the area of Pine Canyon and Three Points in the State of California.

RESOURCES include BC-21 DIV-1 ENG-311 ENG-315 ENG-511 PAT-13 PAT-35 whom were dispatched at 1739 hours PT.

TIMELINE OF THIS INCIDENT is broken down from the first initial call to current fire status.

1753 | P78 reports the fire to be 50 x 50 in siz spot fire.  There is a slow rate of spread. No structures are being threatened.  It is moving in some heavy brush fire fuels.

1752 | New fire start. Smoke showing from 10 miles out.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/5/2020 1755 PT

Firefighters Fighting Fire While Ammunition Engaging

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Firefighters from multiple Townships in Armstrong County, PA are working on containing a fire inside a structure that contains ammunition, putting their lives literally “on the line”.

RESOURCES

Command is requesting additional Tankers to respond to the fire.

Resources f rom Kittanning Township FD, Burrell Township Volunteer FD, Dayton District VFD and Elderton Distriction VFD have been dispatched.

OPERATIONS

The fire is burning  in Cowashannock Township, just off of Route 85.  Fire personnel and equipment are focusing on their efforts in the Margaret Road area.

Tankers are being mostly used to get water on the fire.

Roof was starting to go and Command told all firefighters to stay out of the collapse zone.

UPDATES

We wil provide an update when more information is known. For now, limited information is being released by the fire / police departments or news media.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/22/2020 1600 PST

Omaha Firefighters Respond to Field Fire | 1

Firefighters from Irvington Fire Department responded to a large field fire located in the 11600 block of North 60th Street in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, February 22, 2020, around 1600 hours CST.

The field fire was reported threatening one structure where one disabled resident resides.

Mutual from Pnca Hills Fire and Bennington Fire Departments respond.  Additional brush trucks and manpower were requested and/or en route at the time of this post.

Fire lines were established and crews hit hot spots.  Reports of lots of smoldering downed trees in the area.

We will provide an update when more information is known.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2-22-2020 1450 PST / 1650 CST