BFD Responds to Newcastle Fire

BELLEVUE, Washington State — Bellevue Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire just before 1800 hours PT on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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Credit: Bellevue Fire Department

The fire incident named “135th Command” is located in the 4200 block of 135th Place Southeast in Newcastle, Washington State.

Officials say the fire started in the attached garage and extended into the attic. Heavy smoke could be seen and was vented outside of the opened garage doors.

Fire operations included fighting it from an offensive strategy and was quickly brought under control.

It was unknown if occupants were home at the time of the fire or if they were evacuated from the structure.

No injuries to firefighters were reported.

The cause is under investigation at this time.

Firefighters will remain on-scene for an unknown period of time.

Bellevue Fire has Station #9 located in downtown Newcastle and provides fire/EMs coverage throughout this growing City.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1815 PT

2-Alarm Fire Struck in Oakland

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Fire fighters were dispatched to a fully engulfed residential fire in the 1800 block of 57th Avenue in Oakland, California on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2037 hours PT.

Incident Name: 57th Command

First due units were met with two units ablaze and Command quickly escalated the incident to a two-alarm fire about 20 minutes afterwards (2100 PT).

Heavy damage was suffered to two units, one shed and multiple vehicles.

No cause has been determined as of yet and is under investigation.

About 40 firefighters fought this blaze. There were no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters released by the Public Information Officer.

Quick egress efforts by firefighters stopped the spread to other nearby exposures and further damage to the single structure.

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South Seattle Fire Prompts Full Response

MAY 5, 2021 2055 PT

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.

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2-ALARM GOLD BAR FIRE INJURES ONE

GOLD BAR, WASHINGTON STATE | APRIL 3, 2021

Snohomish County firefighters responded to a 2-alarm residential fire in the 49000 block of SR 2 in Gold Bar, Washington State. The fire occurred on Saturday, April 3, 2021 around 2153 hours PT.

Units dispatched were T53, KCT195, 1G9, 1K1, A51, A54, AIR54, B31, B53, E31, E51, E53, E54, M32, T51, TN54, KCTN166, E33, KCE195.

All occupants were said to have escaped the structure. However, firefighters were being challenged with no water supply and utilities had not been secured at one point during the incident.

About 30 minutes after the water supply issues, fire crews were able to find success in knocking down the fire

One person was said to have suffered burns but it is unknown the severity of their injuries.

SR-2 in Gold Bar was blocked due to the fire incident. Officials were asking that drivers use another route to bypass the area for their safety and due to emergency vehicles in the area.

No preliminary cause of the fire was released.

A damage assessment to the property and contents was also unknown and too early to determine.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2245 PT

Howard County Fire Guts Local Home

HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

Firefighters from Howard County Fire and EMS were dispatched to a house fire on Saturday night around 2041 hours EST on March 13, 2021.

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Photo Credit | HCFR

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.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 3/13/2021 @ 1840 hours PT

Tacoma Fire Fighting Sunday Shed Fire

TACOMA, WASHINGTON STATE

Firefighters are currently on-scene of a detached shed and hot tub fire in the 8000 block of East C Street in Tacoma, Washington State at 1550 hours PT.

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Photo Credit: Tacoma FD (Not from this fire)

First due units reported smoke and flames visible and are in the middle of fire attack operations.

A fire investigator was requested at 1559 hours PT.

PAR was completed by Command at 1603 hours PT.

This is a developing story and you can follow along on our Live Coverage on our Twitter page @nwfireblog or you can revisit us here for more future updates.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/7/2021 1557 PT

RFA Firefighters Respond to Valentines Fire

RENTON, WASHINGTON | February 14, 2021 2 1240 PT

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Firefighters from the Renton Regional Fire Authority were dispatched to a single-family residential structure fire on Sunday, February 14th, 2021 around 0750 this morning. The fire was located in the 10000 block of Southeast 166th.

While snow fell from the skies and temps were in the 30’s, firefighters quickly egressed on this fire, stopping from further damage to home.

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One person was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

No injuries to additional civilians or firefighters was reported.

There was no known cause at the time of this post.

Photo Credits | Renton RFA

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Evansville Firefighters Respond to Fire

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA

Firefighters from the Evansville Fire Department were called out to a residential structure fire on Lincoln Avenue, which they were able to tap quickly.

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Credit | Evansville FD

Lincoln Avenue will be closed a little bit longer.

No cause of the fire was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/5/2021 1210 PT

Edmonds Chimney Fire Quickly Contained

EDMONDS, WASHINGTON STATE | 1-30-2021 1752 PT

Firefighters were dispatched to the 5600 block of 145th Street Southwest to a chimney reported extending inside the home just after 1730 hours PT.

Units A15, B21, E15, E23, E25, M15, MSO21, TR21, B15, L14 were dispatched from Snohomish County Fire Districts.

Dispatch relayed heavy black smoke was seen from the home but due to quick egress efforts, firefighters successfully stopped the fire within ten minutes from the original dispatched time. The timer was stopped after the fire was out.

A Fire Investigator was en route to the fire ground.

Cause of the fire and dollar amount for property loss was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Sno Co Firefighters Respond to Home Fire

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Snohomish County Firefighters are currently en route to a residential structure fire in the 5400 block of 101st Place NW in Marysville, Washington State. It is said that the fan in the home’s bathroom caught fire.

Units dispatched are A62, B61, E61, E63, E68, L62, M61.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1810 PT