Due to an impending partial roof collapse, firefighters are in a defensive fire strategy. A collapse zone has been established.
High winds are now making conditions challenging and dangerous, but are starting to make progress. Multiple hose lines were laid to protect exposure buildings on all sides of the fire building.
All occupants have been evacuated from the structure and are all okay.
About the Fire Building
This is a two-story single-family residence, which was built in 1987 as a 1,623-square feet home. It has three bedrooms and 1.5 baths with a two-car attached garage. It is assessed at $567,989 per the Ventura County tax records and valued in today’s market at $719,700.
SEATAC, WASHINGTON — Firefighters and Medics from Puget Sound Fire (Kent), Port of Seattle FD, Tukwila Fire, Zone 3 Fire REHAB, King County Fire District #2 (Burien/Normandy Park/North Highline) and King County Medic One were dispatched to a house fire on the evening of Sunday, December 12, 2021.
The incident is located at 17300 block of 37th Place South in Seatac in King County, Washington.
Limited information was released by Fire Officials. We have reached out to Puget Sound Fire for an update.
Check back for any new updates.
Thank you for reading our post. We would LOVE it, if you would follow us here on our blog and on our Official channels on Twitter/Facebook (@nwfireblog) and Instagram (NW Fire Blog).
BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC. — Around 1956 ET hours, Bald Head Island volunteer firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of Liberty Landing on the island.
“Public Safety personnel and volunteers were quickly on the scene and were later assisted by additional crews and equipment from Boiling Spring Lakes, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Leland, Oak Island, Southport, Sunny Point, Winnabow, and the U.S. Coast Guard. EMS crews from Brunswick County and St. James also responded. The fire was partially contained at approximately 9:45 p.m., fully contained around 1:00 a.m., and a fireguard has remained on the scene through this morning to monitor the area to quickly suppress rekindling.”
Fire behavior was said to be extreme with wind-driven (from the north), running and spotting into the forest and a nearby golf course.
A total of three structures were lost in the Liberty Landing area with one home and a crofter cottage in North Bald Head Wynd. The fire was partially contained at 2145 ET and fully contained at 0100 hours on Sunday morning with Fire Watch on the incident overnight until this morning.
Luckily, there were no injuries or deaths reported during this massive fire incident.
Pending cause has not been released by the Fire Investigator as of yet.
(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | Published 11/21/2021 1600 PT
BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC. — Around 2130 hours (ET), Bald Head Island volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire located in the 100 block of North Bald Head Island at Lighthouse Landing in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
It was reported by fire crews that there was not just one single house fire, but five engulfed and with up to 10 exposure buildings currently being threatened.
Mutual Aid units were being shuttled back and forth from the Southport area to the Island via Coast Guard, Sheriff boats, local ferry service, and other agencies offering up their boats or barges.
Command is in Unified Command with Bald Head Island DPS and Southport FD (HQ).
Bald Head Island, Dept. of Public Safety Volunteer Firefighters
Southport Firefighters (14 members)
Leland Fire & Rescue
Boiling Springs FD
Oak Island FD
Sunny Point FD (Boat? Tankers)
Sunset-Harbor-Zion Hill (Tanker)
St. James Rescue
US Coast Guard (ferried on their own boat personnel to the island)
Bald Head Island Ferry (used for shuttling back and forth from Deep Point Marina)
Brunswick County SO Marine Patrol Unit (their boat)
State Fisheries (using their boats?)
Southport FD’s Chief Drew released a statement, “14 Firefighters have been assisting Bald Head Island with multiple residential structure fires with five that were completely ablaze. Fourteen firefighters from the Southport area had been deployed as mutual aid that arrived on a ferry across the waterside to the island. Per SFD’s Chief Drew states there has been no interruption in fire coverage for Southport or Caswell Beach and has adequate personnel at all of their stations.”
The initial call was said to have local firefighters dispatched at 1958 hours (ET) this evening at the Lighthouse Landing on Bald Head Island. Four structures were said to be fully involved upon arrival with an immediate need for all to respond as mutual aid. They would have to be ferried over to the island.
When the first mutual aid resources arrive, Command stated the fire was spreading to the Golf Course and into the words. Four structures were ablaze with water on three of the exposures. Primary search had been completed and reported as nothing found.
Unconfirmed speculation by Social Media users in this area says it started out as brush fires and due to drought conditions, fire fuels are heavy and making it easy for it to spread.
Primary and secondary searches were carried out with nothing being found.
ABOUT BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC
Bald Head Island is also known (historically) as Smith Island located on the east side of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, North Carolina (USA). It is a small and somewhat remote island that is the southernmost of the State’s cape islands and only accessible by ferry from the nearby town of Southport or by 4WD among the sliver of the beach from Fisher to the north. The Island is considered to be part of the Wilmington metro area.
There are very few cars on this five-square mile of land and the 179 residents get around by driving modified electric golf carts instead. This Island is nationally recognized for its sea turtle nesting activity.
A duplex fire prompted Fire units to be dispatched through the Fire Alarm Center to a structure fire in the in the block of 19th Ave S and S Stevens Street, in Seattle, Washington.
The incident was named the STEVENS COMMAND.
Seattle Fire units dispatched were A14 AIR26 B2 B5 DEP1 E10 E13 E30 E5 E6 L1 L3 M10 M44 MAR5 R1 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10 at 2001 hours PT.
This was originally listed as an interior fire contained to the Charlie/Bravo corner that extended into the attic. The Charlie Division was established and members were cautioned to check in with the Division before going in due to arching and downed power lines.
Fire was brought under control at 2012, about 11 minutes into the call. It was said to be burning in the overhead. On the Charlie side, there was no heat detected and at this moment considered to have the fire under control but a short report from the exterior showed light smoke coming from the Alpha side.
RIT was established at 2016 hours PT.
After overhaul was in operations, there was indication of extension above the kitchen. Active visible fire was see in the Bravo/Charlie side up to the attic. Two engine companies took up lines to the area and immediately put water on the fire.
A Decon line was established (2024 hours).
Utilities were secured: Gas for both structures (2026 hours) and power (2034).
Roof operations had a plan to cut into the roof above the kitchen but decided not to. (2028). Water on the fire (2030) and then a tap fire (2031).
Exactly at 30 minutes, fire crews egressed quickly to make sure this did not extend further or cause it to put other exposures at risk. Nice work, Seattle Fire!
Two adults and two dogs were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
No reports of injuries to the occupants or crews were reported.
Fire Marshal 5 (FIU) was called to the scene. No word on the cause or content damage is known at the time of this post.
Firefighters from Howard County Fire and EMS were dispatched to a house fire on Saturday night around 2041 hours EST on March 13, 2021.
The fire was located in the 3600 block of Hipsley Mill Road in Woodbine (Howard County), Maryland.
First responders were greeted by fire coming out of the second and heavy smoke out of the attic. Fire was brought under control after tireless egress operations within 37 minutes of the initial response. They will be on-scene for extensive overhaul activities.
One occupant was treated and transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation. No other occupants were found inside the residential structure.
No injuries to firefighters were reported.
No cause was known at the time of this post. The cost of property damage is also unknown.