Snohomish Co Firefighters Respond to Lynnwood Commercial Fire

Published 1/3/2022 – 2325 PT

LYNNWOOD, Washington – South County Firefighters from Snohomish County responded to a three-story commercial building fire located in the 16600 block of 6th Avenue West, Suite 204B, in Lynnwood, Washington.

Units dispatched originally but have since been cleared are Air15, B11, B21, B71, E11, E15, E22, E7, L72, M11, M76, and MSO 21.

Aid 15 and Engine 21 remain on-scene.

First-due units reported a light smoke haze in the area. Engine 21 stretched a hose line but it was not needed due to the fire found to be burning in a pit in one of the building’s rear patios and put out.

The fire building was described as a three-story building with no basement present. A 360* of the building was completed.

The incident is named “6th Avenue Command” and it is a Level 1 fire response.

An FIU Investigator from Snohomish County was requested through Dispatch.

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog

Breaking | AMR Units Flips on I-90

Washington State – An AMR unit was involved in a single-car incident in which it flipped on its side on the night of Monday, January 3, 2022, as road conditions worsened in the area due to snow and ice.

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Credit: Eastside Fire & Rescue

The accident occurred at milepost 23 on I-90, which is in the Preston-Issaquah area.

Eastside Fire and Rescue responded to the accident scene and reported this as a non-injury accident.

It is unknown what exactly caused the crash, but we are thankful they are okay!

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog – Published 1/3/2022 2145 PT

Plane Crashes in Lakeside California

Updated 12/29/2021, Wednesday, 2200 hours PT

EL CAJON, California — Four souls, as part of the Aeromedevac flight crew N88OZ were returning when home when their lear jet clipped some power lines about 1.4 miles away from the airport after transporting a patient from Arizona to the John Wayne airport.

The crash killed four souls on board, two nurses, and both pilots.

Credit: Unknown

We send our sincere prayers, thoughts, and sincere sympathies to their families, loved ones, colleagues, and to the communities where they served. We thank you for your service and dedication. We are sorry for your loss.

This story was originally published on the day the crash occurred on December 27, 2021.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, California — A lear jet has been reported to have clipped some powerlines as it descended, which caused a large fireball after it crashed in the intersection of Pepper Drive and North Mollison Avenue in Lakeside, California.

Originally dispatched as a plane into a house was updated to show it crashed behind a house.

Multiple powerlines were brought down and the area has been hit by a power outage.

The Fire Command is PEPPER IC.

Units dispatched were Lakeside Fire District’s E4101, 4601, 4103, B2, CM49, E19, E8, E9, M5, OE418, and T4. San Diego City HAZMAT unit, along with mutual fire aid from San Miguel E19 (Fire Attack), Santee, Heartland-El Cajon and San Diego FD.

The Sheriff’s released a statement on their Social Media channels stating, “It will take time to process the scene, but the FAA and NTSB have been notified and will handle the investigation of a plane crash.” They are asking for any photos and videos of the plane crash, for those who may have media inquiries to send them to witness@ntsb.gov.

A request to the general public and to citizens who live in the areas near the Cities of El Cajon, Lakeside, and Santee to avoid the area due to a developing situation, which they were investigating and handling traffic control.

Incident Cooperators include law enforcement from the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, SDSO Lakeside, CHP of El Cajon and El Cajon PD, as well as Lakeside FD.

A fire buff tweeted out saying how close this crash was to the Lakeside Fire Department’s Station 1, is only 2,400 feet from their building. Firefighters had a challenging time accessing the fire ground due to downed powerlines.

About Airplane Crashes in California of 2021

Auburn | A plane crashed into a home while the homeowners were inside the building. They were uninjured. | 12/23/2021

Santee | A small twin-engine plane crashed into several homes, a UPS truck and caused a fire causing severe damage to homes. Two were killed. | 10/11/2021.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

KY Toranadoes | Sit Rep 3

UPDATE 3 – 12/12/2021 2200 PT -SUNDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY – A high number of tornadoes ripped through U.S. States AR, IL, KY, MO, TN and IL. The City of Mayfield in KY was the hardest hit. Due to the sheer volume of damage in all six states, we are reporting by each State as time allows.

STATEWIDE

Animals – Support The Kentucky Humane Society here –> https://www.humanesociety.org/animal-rescue-team or to the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter. Website –> https://www.mayfieldshelter.com/?fbclid=IwAR23FgITdqZCknm42w5ET6bNZTF4Q2nmy2gL-W4A6TavpBj2IZS7iu2scUg or call #270-251-0130. They are both in desperate need of many items. Please visit their websites.

Damage Surveys – How are those damage surveys conducted? “This tornado event has been particularly difficult to survey due to communication outages. Additionally, we do not want to interfere with active search and rescue operations. Please bear with us over the next few days.” – NWS

Donations to help Victims – A list of helping others and ways you can make a difference upon a LIfe or community. https://wfpl.org/heres-how-you-can-help-tornado-victims/ (Source: 89.3 WFPL)

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Emergency Housing – Housing links. Please visit for housing options and resources. https://www.hud.gov/states/Kentucky/library/disasterrelief (Source: US Dept. of HUD)

Humanitarian Efforts – World Central Kitchen is helping provide meals and identifying food needs with the assistance of local partners, such as LEE Initiative, Ramiro’s, Biscuit Love, and Big Al’s Deli. They will be on the scene in the days and weeks to come. (Source: Jose’ Andres)

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Credit | World Central Kitchen

Infrastructure (Utilities) – Utilities are working to restore power and repair damaged equipment in counties impacted by the tornadoes. Here is a graphic to learn more about the restoration process. (Source: KYEM)

KY State Update (video) – TeamWKYReliefFund.ky.gov

KY Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman – The destruction seen across Western Kentucky is unimaginable, but the strength and compassion of our people outweigh any challenge we face. I saw that first-hand today in Muhlenberg. We are Team Kentucky and we will get through this together. (Source: Lt Gov. Office)

KY National Guard – Both the Air and Army National Guard have been deployed. KY Guard states: “Our Soldiers with the CERFP and the 223rd MP’s finished up another long day here in Mayfield assisting in search and rescue and traffic control. We’re refueling for another long day tomorrow!”(Source: KY Guard)

Price Gouging –  In response to the tornadoes and severe weather in Western and Central Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron today activated the price gouging hotline.  Kentuckians can report price gouging by calling 888-432-9257 or by visiting ag.ky.gov/pricegouging.  Due to service issues from the storms, if Kentuckians have trouble connecting to the hotline, they can also report price gouging by calling 502-696-5300. (KY Government)

BENTON COUNTY

FEMA – Earlier this morning, FEMA was briefed on the SAR efforts as well as clearing debris status. (Source: FEMA)

GRAVES COUNTY

MAYFIELD

Federal Officials – Federal Officials from FEMA, HLS and KY EMA survey the damage in Mayfield. (Photo Credit/Source: HLS)

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Credit | HLS

Candle Factory SAR Operations – Indiana USAR TF1 – conducting SAR operations this morning at the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory in Mayfield

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Credit | IN-USAR TF1

WARREN COUNTY

TRANSPORTATION

Road Closures – https://www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict3/posts/232749492331911?notif_id=1639358314389270&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif (Source: KYTC District 3; 1914 CST)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Utilities (Power) – As of 1915 CST, there were only 2,831 customers without power. Tri-County Electric is working to restore additional homes.

Utility Payments – Warren RECC’s internet is currently down. We are unable to process any credit card payments (online, phone, SmartHub app). We apologize for the inconvenience. (Source: Warren RECC: 1655 CST)

BOWLING GREEN

Internet Service – Fiber Customers: We don’t anticipate that internet or phone services will be back up until Tues. pm. We are working hard to rebuild infrastructure. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to update as we know more. (Source: BG Municipal; 1824 CST)

Sheriff’s Office, Justice Center – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (429 East 10th Street) and the Warren County Justice Center (1001 Center Street) will be operating during normal business hours this week. Unless we are notified otherwise, all court proceedings will take place as scheduled. (Warren Co. SO)

Blood Drive – Two locations for blood donations tomorrow! Donors are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment at http://bloodassurance.org/schedule

Monthly USDA Commodity Food Distribution – We have extended the time of our Warren County Distribution, 12/13/21, so that we can help those that have suffered from the recent storms. Please share!

  • 12/13/2021. 0900-1200 CST. Ephram White Park, 885 Mt. Olivet Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101.
  • 12/22/2021. 0830-1130 CST. Lampkin Park/Fairgrounds, 980 Morgantown Rd,, Bowling Green, KY 4201.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS, OPERATIONS

Governor Andy Beshear – Federal Assistance Approved. “We’ve just received some good news, Kentucky. @POTUS has approved an emergency declaration for the commonwealth, ordering federal assistance to help with local response efforts. Thank you @POTUS Biden for your commitment to helping our people recover.” – Gov. Beshear.

FEMA – FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, “Earlier today getting briefed on ongoing SAR efforts on the ground here in Mayfield by the IN USAR TF1. Thank you to our first responders who are working diligently to save lives.”

Homeland Security – Secretary of HLS Alejandro Mayorkas surveyed the damage around Kentucky.

National Weather Service Paducah, KY

Indiana USAR Task Force 1

Resources deployed – 8 INTF1 Civilian Specialist team members with (4) Sodrel drivers, (2) mechanics, (3) INTF1 SAR dogs, Jake, Eddie and Virgil who are highly trained and specialize in Live finds and human remains detection.

Sworn Fire personnel Members with the TF1 are from various FDs that make up this team and other teams just like them. Here are the departments that make up this overall SAR team.

Kentucky State Police

(American) Kentucky Red CrossSafe and Well (safeandwell.org) – Go to this site and choose “Kentucky Tornadoes, December 2021”. Report that you are “safe and well” so your loved ones can find you. If you cannot connect, the Red Cross gives Tips for Finding People After Disasters.

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE TORNADO RELIEF RESPONSE, RECOVERY OPERATIONS

Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fundhttp://TeamWKYReliefFund.ky.gov – This is a single fund connected with the state that will help fund the ground efforts taking place right now and the relief efforts our families will need to rebuild. (Gov. Beshear)

Red Cross Blood Donation – https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Tacoma Mall Shooting Leaves One Hurt | 3

TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | 2140 PT

According to the Tacoma Police Department during their 2047 hours media presser, there was a shooting at the mall with one victim located by Officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Law Enforcement members are still busy working to clear this large mall area. All unaccompanied juveniles are being brought to the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, located in the 2100 block of South 48th Street to be picked up.

The mall has been shut down and is considered to be CLOSED.

AVOID THIS AREA.


Update 2 | 2111 PT

Calls are starting to flood in with one caller reporting 4 gunshots heard (2105) in the Pacific Avenue area and another 4-6 shots fired in the same around only five minutes later (2110). Lots of suspicious person calls are also being heard over the Scanner feed.

PLEASE AVOID the location of the mall and surrounding areas. The Tacoma Mall is located at 4502 South Steele Street.


Update 1 | November 26, 2021 | 2045 PT

Police are on the scene of a shooting incident at 2010 PT tonight in the Food Court area at the Tacoma Mall. Several gunshots were heard by shoppers, prompting them to run and hide in nearby retail stores.

The Tacoma Mall is in lockdown.

Tacoma Police have started to set up traffic barricades around the mall. AVOID THE AREA

Media reporting one person has been injured. Their condition currently is unknown at the time of this post.

Tacoma Police posted this on their Facebook page this early this morning:

“A great number of visitors annually to the Tacoma Mall visit during late November and December each year. We currently have an emphasis plan in place, in conjunction with Tacoma Mall Security, to help create a safe and secure experience for shoppers and employees. We’re using a combination of on-duty, off-duty, vehicle crimes task force and community partnership assignments to prevent and deter crime.”

9-1-1 calls were beginning to pour into their Communications Center with suspicious subjects in the area, where they may have a connection to the mall Shooting tonight. Patrol units are en route to these various locations.

In 2005, there was a mass murder attempt that occurred on November 20th, when 20-year old gunman, Dominick Maldonado entered the mall with a semi-automatic rifle and a pistol. He would injure six people before taking four via armed kidnappings. He had just recently separated from his girlfriend and was high on meth and sleep-deprived for a week at the time of his bad choices. He would be sentenced to 163 years in prison. He tried to escape prison taking another hostage.

NOTE: We will never post the locations of Officers or other areas to protect their identities and due to Officer Safety.

Incident Cooperators: Tacoma PD, Tacoma FD, Dispatch.

ABOUT TACOMA MALL

On its website, the Tacoma Mall is the premier shopping and dining destination in Pierce County that is home to Nordstrom, Apple, Sepora and more than 150 specialty stores, as well as restaurants The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Brewhouse, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. It is located parallel to I-5 on the west side between 38th and 56th Street exits.

Hashtags being used: #tacomamall #tacomamallshooting #seesomethingsaysomething

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Waukesha Hit By More Grave News | 3

11/23/2021 – Update 3 – 2310 PT | Tuesday

FUTURE UPDATES –> We will be providing further updates via the Fire and EMS side of things and only touching briefly on the Law Enforcement via their updates.

VIGIL HELD –> A Vigil was held at Cutler Park on Monday night at 5:00 pm (1700 hours) for those who were killed and injured in the Waukesha Parade MCI. Roadways were closed and a hard closure with several plow trucks could be seen by those in attendance.

PATIENT STATUS –> A total of 18 kids were brought in to the Children’s Wisconsin Hospital’s ER ranging in ages of 3 to 16 years of age.

  • Injuries ranged from facial abrasions, broken bones and to serious head injuries.
  • Six of the patients were in surgery last night and two additional underset surgery today.
  • Two patients were discharged last night.
  • The remaining 16 admitted patients had 10 in the Pediatric ICU unit – six are in critical, three in serious and one is in fair condition.
  • Six were in other areas of the hospital

DEATH TOLL –> A sixth person has succumbed to their injuries (a child).

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Credit | City of Waukesha

MENTAL HEALTH –> The Hospital has established a Mental and Behavioral Helpline for families looking for support. Their phone number is 414-266-6500.

FAMILY RESOURCES –> Friends and Family Resource Center opened on Tuesday at the Carroll Univerity, 100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI. The Campus Center Ballroom will be open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday.

LOST/FOUND –> Many personal items were left at the scene. The Waukesha Police Department is working to match the personal items to their owners, such as keys, wallets, etc. If the items don’t have ID (chairs, etc.), they will be located at the Park, Rec, and Forestry Department, 1900 Aviation Drive from Tuesday through Wednesday. Their normal business hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET.

DONATIONS –> United Way for Waukesha Community Fund. The fund support the needs of the families impacted. http://www.waukeshafoundation.org/parade and Donate Blood to Versiti by visiting their website: https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/zip or to the Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblodd.org/give.html/find-drive

GOFUND ME PAGES –> Friends of WI Gov. Scott Walker’s neices. https://www.facebook.com/scottkwalker/posts/437131084449819

POLICE UPDATE –> The suspect has a long rap sheet well into the 1990’s and has been released on a $1,000 bail just days ago after being arrested for running over his baby momma. Today, his bail was set at $5,000,000.

OTHER EVENTS –> The City of West Allis, WI are continuing on with hosting their Christmas Parade this year but with heightened security measures in place for the event on December 4, 2021.


11/21/2021 – Update 2 – 2240 PT | Sunday

DEATH TOLL / INJURIES RISE–> Information has come to light that there has been a total death toll of five, according to the City of Waukesha Officials. Total injuries have increased to 40.

POLICE UPDATE –> Police are still trying to ID the victims who died from this horrific event.

UPDATES –> Check back for more updates.


11/21/2021 – Update 1 – 1915 PT | Sunday

INCIDENT SUMMARY –> A red SUV broke through a Police Traffic Barricade that was blocking the annual Downtown Christmas Parade route. Not stopping for Police, a 16-year veteran Waukesha Police Officer fired one shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Police Chief would not comment at the 2000 hours (CST) Presser if the suspect driver was hit or not. No other people in the area were injured. The incident occurred on Sunday at 1439 hours CST (1239 PT) on Main Street.

MEDIA FRENZY –> Video from various Social Media accounts, including eyewitnesses and news media outlets, published horrific and graphic images of a red SUV driving through a crowd of parade participants. The vehicle never stopped and continued hitting even more people on the parade route.

People could be seen in complete shock standing in the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else looking around and being seen on camera, while others run towards the downed injured victims lying in the street.

FIRE RESPONSE –> The Fire Department responded from all five of their Fire Stations, as well as one of the engines that were in the parade. Members reported 30 patients with unknown injuries and Command requested a Life Safety Box 15-3 be initiated with life-threatening injuries. (1459 CST) It would later be upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, which brings out all on-call firefighters and area Fire Departments as mutual aid. (1507 CST)

FATALITIES –> Two fatalities were reported at 1522 CST but Police were waiting on their identities and details as pending notifications to next-of-kin were in progress. The Media pushed during the Presser to gain more intel but were told out of respect for victims, they were not releasing that information.

EMS RESPONSE –> Ambulances also responded as part of the 2nd alarm level after their MCI was activated for this incident.

MCI STATS –> There were 23 total patients transported to six area hospitals, with 11 of those adults and 12 as pediatric patients. No word on their conditions was released by City, Fire, or Police Officials.

INITIAL REPORT –> Eyewitness accounts stated they thought the suspect vehicle was using a rifle and popping off shots while driving through the crowd, but that was squashed by the Police Department as one of their own had discharged his weapon trying to stop the fleeing red Ford SUV. There were no indications that the suspect shot from his window.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE –> The Police Chief believes that their person-of-interest is the only suspect in this case, but this is still a fluid investigation he states. They stated they are no longer looking for any more suspects and believe that the person they have in custody is it. Additionally, the suspect’s vehicle has been secured.

The Police Chief thanked all LE resources from their own department, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF, FBI, State Patrol, Brookfield PD, DCI, and others that jumped in and responded to the scene to help.

The Police initially stated shelter-in-place alerts were issued to community residents, while they were searching for any further suspects and working to clear the area first. The scene now is clear and secure. Their investigation will surely continue throughout the night and into the following days.

There is no known motive for the suspect’s actions at this time.

RESOURCES –> A Family Reunification Center was set up for members to meet at the Metro Transit Center, located next to Bank Street. Blood donors were being asked to donate to either Versiti or to the Red Cross as Waukesha Memorial Hospital was running short on blood levels.

Waukesha American Red Cross – 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI. 1-800-RED-CROSS. https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/waukesha-american-red-cross.html?fbclid=IwAR2YBfv5Ajt4uRZ2jI-IJXS-JZ-LNfUdOWV5zUdxYv_bDlPYdz26ZR1MLnM Make an appointment on their website.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – Multiple Centers

https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/centers?fbclid=IwAR3Y_jA4u5cAR9YItcEebsrSe1CqM1vlZZvfVt-hFvS1hSMgF_k2jkncvUE

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Credit | Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL RESPONSE –> The Children’s Wisconsin hospital released this statement at 2045 CST:

“Children’s Wisconsin immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement of the incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. As of 8 p.m., Children’s Wisconsin received 15 patients from the incident, with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time. The Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center are fully open to supporting any community need, in addition to responding to this fluid and dynamic situation.”

SCHOOLS IMPACTED –> School is canceled on Mondy and possibly Tuesday for Waukesha students. School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors will be in each school to support staff and if a student needs to come in for support. There are 22 schools in the district and every single one is impacted at some level.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS –> Due to the graphic nature of videos of the suspect vehicle running through the crowd, we will not be reposting these and out of respect for those involved or killed from this tragic event.

We send our sincere sympathies, prayers, and thoughts to those who are injured or have lost or injured loved ones. Waukesha, we will hold you dear and close to our hearts this evening and for, however, you may need us.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Parade Injuries, Deaths Increase | 2

11/21/2021 – Update 2 – 2240 PT

Information has come to light that there has been a total death toll of five, according to the City of Waukesha Officials. Total injuries have increased to 40.

Police are still trying to ID the victims who died from this horrific event.

Check back for more updates.


11/21/2021 – Update 1 – 1915 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A red SUV broke through a Police Traffic Barricade that was blocking the annual Downtown Christmas Parade route. Not stopping for Police, a 16-year veteran Waukesha Police Officer fired one shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Police Chief would not comment at the 2000 hours (CST) Presser if the suspect driver was hit or not.

No other people in the area were injured.

MEDIA FRENZY

Video from various Social Media accounts, including eyewitnesses and news media outlets, published horrific and graphic images of a red SUV driving through a crowd of parade participants. The vehicle never stopped and continued hitting even more people on the parade route.

People could be seen in complete shock standing in the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else looking around and being seen on camera, while others run towards the downed injured victims lying in the street.

The incident occurred on Sunday at 1439 hours CST (1239 PT) on Main Street.

FIRE RESPONSE

The Fire Department responded from all five of their Fire Stations, as well as one of the engines that were in the parade. Members reported 30 patients with unknown injuries and Command requested a Life Safety Box 15-3 be initiated with life-threatening injuries. (1459 CST) It would later be upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, which brings out all on-call firefighters and area Fire Departments as mutual aid. (1507 CST)

Two fatalities were reported at 1522 CST but Police were waiting on their identities and details as pending notifications to next-of-kin were in progress. The Media pushed during the Presser to gain more intel but were told out of respect for victims, they were not releasing that information.

Ambulances also responded as part of the 2nd alarm level after their MCI was activated for this incident.

There were 23 total patients transported to six area hospitals, with 11 of those adults and 12 as pediatric patients. No word on their conditions was released by City, Fire, or Police Officials.

INITIAL REPORTS

Eyewitness accounts stated they thought the suspect vehicle was using a rifle and popping off shots while driving through the crowd, but that was squashed by the Police Department as one of their own had discharged his weapon trying to stop the fleeing red Ford SUV. There were no indications that the suspect shot from his window.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE

The Police Chief believes that their person-of-interest is the only suspect in this case, but this is still a fluid investigation he states. They stated they are no longer looking for any more suspect and believe that the person they have in custody is it. Additionally, the suspect’s vehicle has been secured.

The Police Chief thanked all LE resources from their own department, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF, FBI, State Patrol, Brookfield PD, DCI, and others that jumped in and responded to the scene to help.

The Police initially stated shelter-in-place alerts were issued to community residents, while they were searching for any further suspects and working to clear the area first. The scene now is clear and secure. Their investigation will surely continue throughout the night and into the following days.

There is no known motive for the suspect’s actions at this time.

RESOURCES

A Family Reunification Center was set up for members to meet at the Metro Transit Center, located next to Bank Street.

Blood donors were being asked to donate to either Versiti or to the Red Cross as Waukesha Memorial Hospital was running short on blood levels.

Waukesha American Red Cross – 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI. 1-800-RED-CROSS. https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/waukesha-american-red-cross.html?fbclid=IwAR2YBfv5Ajt4uRZ2jI-IJXS-JZ-LNfUdOWV5zUdxYv_bDlPYdz26ZR1MLnM Make an appointment on their website.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – Multiple Centers

https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/centers?fbclid=IwAR3Y_jA4u5cAR9YItcEebsrSe1CqM1vlZZvfVt-hFvS1hSMgF_k2jkncvUE

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Credit | Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL RESPONSE

The Children’s Wisconsin hospital released this statement at 2045 CST:

Children’s Wisconsin immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement of the incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. As of 8 p.m., Children’s Wisconsin received 15 patients from the incident, with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time. The Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center are fully open to supporting any community need, in addition to responding to this fluid and dynamic situation.

AREA IMPACTS

School is canceled on Mondy and possibly Tuesday for Waukesha students. School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors will be in each school to support staff and if a student needs to come in for support. There are 22 schools in the district and every single one is impacted at some level.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

Due to the graphic nature of videos of the suspect vehicle running through the crowd, we will not be reposting these and out of respect for those involved or killed from this tragic event.

We send our sincere sympathies, prayers, and thoughts to those who are injured or have lost or injured loved ones. Waukesha, we will hold you dear and close to our hearts this evening and for, however, you may need us.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Waukesha, WI | MCI | 1

UPDATE 1 | November 21, 2021 | 1915 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A red SUV broke through a Police Traffic Barricade that was blocking the annual Downtown Christmas Parade route. Not stopping for Police, a 16-year veteran Waukesha Police Officer fired one shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Police Chief would not comment at the 2000 hours (CST) Presser if the suspect driver was hit or not.

No other people in the area were injured.

MEDIA FRENZY

Video from various Social Media accounts, including eyewitnesses and news media outlets, published horrific and graphic images of a red SUV driving through a crowd of parade participants. The vehicle never stopped and continued hitting even more people on the parade route.

People could be seen in complete shock standing in the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else looking around and being seen on camera, while others run towards the downed injured victims lying in the street.

The incident occurred on Sunday at 1439 hours CST (1239 PT) on Main Street.

FIRE RESPONSE

The Fire Department responded from all five of their Fire Stations, as well as one of the engines that were in the parade. Members reported 30 patients with unknown injuries and Command requested a Life Safety Box 15-3 be initiated with life-threatening injuries. (1459 CST) It would later be upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, which brings out all on-call firefighters and area Fire Departments as mutual aid. (1507 CST)

Two fatalities were reported at 1522 CST but Police were waiting on their identities and details as pending notifications to next-of-kin were in progress. The Media pushed during the Presser to gain more intel but were told out of respect for victims, they were not releasing that information.

Ambulances also responded as part of the 2nd alarm level after their MCI was activated for this incident.

There were 23 total patients transported to six area hospitals, with 11 of those adults and 12 as pediatric patients. No word on their conditions was released by City, Fire, or Police Officials.

INITIAL REPORTS

Eyewitness accounts stated they thought the suspect vehicle was using a rifle and popping off shots while driving through the crowd, but that was squashed by the Police Department as one of their own had discharged his weapon trying to stop the fleeing red Ford SUV. There were no indications that the suspect shot from his window.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE

The Police Chief believes that their person-of-interest is the only suspect in this case, but this is still a fluid investigation he states. They stated they are no longer looking for any more suspect and believe that the person they have in custody is it. Additionally, the suspect’s vehicle has been secured.

The Police Chief thanked all LE resources from their own department, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF, FBI, State Patrol, Brookfield PD, DCI, and others that jumped in and responded to the scene to help.

The Police initially stated shelter-in-place alerts were issued to community residents, while they were searching for any further suspects and working to clear the area first. The scene now is clear and secure. Their investigation will surely continue throughout the night and into the following days.

There is no known motive for the suspect’s actions at this time.

RESOURCES

A Family Reunification Center was set up for members to meet at the Metro Transit Center, located next to Bank Street.

Blood donors were being asked to donate to either Versiti or to the Red Cross as Waukesha Memorial Hospital was running short on blood levels.

Waukesha American Red Cross – 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI. 1-800-RED-CROSS. https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/waukesha-american-red-cross.html?fbclid=IwAR2YBfv5Ajt4uRZ2jI-IJXS-JZ-LNfUdOWV5zUdxYv_bDlPYdz26ZR1MLnM Make an appointment on their website.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – Multiple Centers

https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/centers?fbclid=IwAR3Y_jA4u5cAR9YItcEebsrSe1CqM1vlZZvfVt-hFvS1hSMgF_k2jkncvUE

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Credit | Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL RESPONSE

The Children’s Wisconsin hospital released this statement at 2045 CST:

Children’s Wisconsin immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement of the incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. As of 8 p.m., Children’s Wisconsin received 15 patients from the incident, with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time. The Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center are fully open to supporting any community need, in addition to responding to this fluid and dynamic situation.

AREA IMPACTS

School is canceled on Mondy and possibly Tuesday for Waukesha students. School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors will be in each school to support staff and if a student needs to come in for support. There are 22 schools in the district and every single one is impacted at some level.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

Due to the graphic nature of videos of the suspect vehicle running through the crowd, we will not be reposting these and out of respect for those involved or killed from this tragic event.

We send our sincere sympathies, prayers, and thoughts to those who are injured or have lost or injured loved ones. Waukesha, we will hold you dear and close to our hearts this evening and for, however, you may need us.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

New! | WA | Monument Hill Fire

Update 1 | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 2349 PT

Incident Summary – A wildfire ignited in the evening of Tuesday prompting resources BATT-6101 (IC as of 8/31/2021 @ 2349), DIV-6101, E-6695 and E-6696 to be dispatched around 2116 hours PT.

The Wildcad.net system is showing the name as the BEEZLEY FIRE while the Grant County Sheriff’s Office is naming it the MONUMENT HILL FIRE. They state the name is due to this area burns almost every year.

Location – The fire is said to be in the Monument Hill area in Grant County, Washington.

Size Up – There has been a total of 150 acres of grass and shrubs consumed. There is an unknown containment status, if it even applies.

Evacuations are in effect as of 8/31/2021 @ 2333 hours PT for:

LEVEL 3 Evacuations have been issued by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for the following areas: Road 13 from Adams Road north to J.8 Northwest and to the east end of Road 13-Northwest (Source: nixle.com)

We are going to use both Command and Wildfire designator names as it appears to be the same fire incident. We are also waiting for updates from local fire districts that may be responding to this new fire. For now, we are going out of service and provide an update on Wednesday morning. – Ed.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Walker Creek Fire | Tonasket, WA

UPDATE 1 – NEW FIRE – AUGUST 4, 2021

A new wildfire is burning about 22 miles east of Tonasket and 1.5 miles southeast of Bonaparte Lake in Washington State, which ignited on August 3, 2021, around 1522 hours PT.

The cause is unknown but it is a known fact that many lightning storms have impacted several key areas around the State. More of the same kind of weather is being forecasted and there are serious concerns.

Credit | NE WA Fire Info – FB page

The WALKER CREEK FIRE has burned 75 acres of heavy multistoried timber and has a zero-percent contained.

Extreme fire behavior with single and group torching, as well as spotting has been reported by Fire Officials.

There are 139 total personnel on the fire ground with one (20) person hand crew, three (10) person hand crews, six wildland fire engines and three dozers. The Incident Commander or IC is Tom Merritt.

So far, firefighters have been able to successfully protect all structures with none been reported as damaged or destroyed.

Evacuation Orders (Level 2 and 1) have been issued for

  • Level 2 for Summer Road, including Bonaparte Run and Bun Road.
  • Level 1 for Diamond Bell Road.

After an assessment from last night’s fire behavior, determined there were 200-300 hot spots that had ignited on the northern area of the fire traveling up to a 300 yards in distance, which more or less is the size of three, you heard right, three football fields! In the evening it was said that spotting had increased up to one-half-of-a-mile.

Several fire bosses along with a copter, dozers and crews are working to put a line around the new spots. Tonight, there will be patrolling the fire perimeter for any new starts or rekindles.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog