Not Just Seattle Rain in Washington

Published 1/8/2022 1630 hours PT

WASHINGTON STATE — Us locals would hear all the time how about how much is rains in Seattle and not to go there because of too much rain. We would respond, we don’t melt, we rust.

Never drive around barricades. A picture shows a road closed sign and "high water" next to it.
Credit: NOAA

Unfortunately, it has all come to light as the truth but not just in Seattle, but everywhere in Washington. First, it was the snow and now the rain. It is way too much of a good thing for our roadways, ground, and other areas where flooding is now the new trend.

Here is a recap of what has been happening and what areas, hillsides, and roadways are currently impacted. Tips by local agencies are also included in this post.

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A portion of I-5 was closed on Friday at the exit of 77 near Chehalis due to the Chehalis River overflowing its banks and reaching the freeway.

Credit: WSDOT

As you can see in the image (left) most of the lanes on the right side of the image are blocked and this is very dangerous, so WSDOT officials had no choice but to close the roadway to protect motorists.

The National Guard and US Army Corps of Engineers put together free sandbags for residents in Chehalis and Centralia on January 7th.

Would you be able to recognize a hillside, which may be ready to slide at any minute? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and evacuation plan? How about recognizing the risks to your home, property, or valued assets? Here are some tips on what can help you with recognizing if you, your family, and your home are in the danger zone and how to mitigate the risks.

If you suspect active landslide movement, evacuate and contact your local fire, police, emergency manager, or public works department.

Landslide Public Service Announcement presented by the King County Emergency Operations Center can be found here –>

A hillside shows dips. Look for tilting of trees, foundation issues, doors that can’t close, sagging utility lines.
Credit: WA DNR

The Yard Birds Mall located in Chehalis was closed on January 7th, due to store owners could not get into the parking lot safely due to area flooding.


City of Cosmopolis

One resident in this small town is said to have been inside his vehicle, about 100 yards from his driveway was swept away by strong moving floodwaters and quickly submerged into deep water, according to the Sheriff’s Department. When waters receded, his vehicle was pulled from the water and the driver was pronounced as deceased. Firefighters from Grays Harbor Fire District 15 and the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident on Saturday, January 8th at 0900 hours.

Note: Firefighters with the Cosmopolis VFD are no longer providing fire suppression, EMS, and HAZMAT services due to a dispute with their current city mayor, resulting in the last 12 volunteer firefighters resigning their positions on December 31, 2021. The City Mayor declared an emergency proclamation and is currently contracting with outside agencies for services to its residents.

Ocean Shores

On Saturday, just before 0800 hours PT, SR109 was closed due to standing water north of Ocean Shores in Grays Harbor County.


Credit: KCFD2


King County Fire District #2 were on the scene on Friday of a landslide at SW 175th and in the 2100 block of Sylvester Road SW, which blocked both directions of the roadway on Friday, January 7th.

South Park

Flooding occurred in the South Park area on January 7th, prompting multiple streets to be closed.

Credit: WSDOT


Near Rochester

Just after 1420 hours on Saturday, WSDOT Tacoma Maintenance workers and local fire agencies in the area were reporting vehicles and semis on I-5 NB at the Lewis County Line and I-5 SB at Maytown instead of using US 12 near Rochester as getting stuck and unable to turnaround. US 12 is closed at Moon Road and WSP requests you use alternate routes. They are urging drivers not to go around road closures and barricade signage.


Reiter Foothills State Park

WA DNR closed the popular Reiter Foothills State Park in the County of all rec park users due to snow and ice. Officials said the parking areas were inaccessible and the county road is impassable at this time.

The park was closed on Friday, January 7, 2022.

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Reiter Foothills State Forest

Capitol State Forest

WA DNR also closed the A-line entrance to Capitol State Forest at the Straddleline ORV Park Entrance/A just off of SR8 due to road damage caused by flooding. The area is accessible via the Rock Candy Trailhead entrance.


Forecasted King Tides along with wind, melting snow and continued heavy rain arrived higher than expectations and caused area flooding. Roads were closed while others had “water over roadways” signage alerting drivers were seen in impacted areas. on Friday.

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Credit: Whatcom County


North Fork Stillaguamish River, Snohomish County.

March 2014: SR530, OSO. 262 acres of landslide and debris at the North Fork Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County. 43 deaths, partially dammed river, destroyed 49 homes. Cut off access for nearly two months. Estimated property loss and damage at over $80,000,000.

2006: Hazel Landslide. OSO. 1,000 feet long and 1,000 feet wide with approximately 2 million yards of volume which would partially dam the river. No fatalities. The same thing occurred but was less significant and with the same name for the landslide but this occurred in 1988.

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Fire Resources Respond to Seatac House Fire

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.

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Bringing a Chief Home | 10

UPDATE 10 | November 19, 2021


It was a somber day as SFD Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost’s body was brought home today. First responders and many firefighters lined the procession route to offer their condolences and respect for their Chief.

Credit | KCSO

Firefighters and first responders stood in silence as they mourned his passing from a recent fall near Cliffdell, when he went out alone to scout for elk. He had called his wife that morning to say he parked his vehicle and would call back that night to let his family know he made it safely back to his rented cabin in Naches. After his family was unable to locate him, he was reported missing on November 2, 2021.

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office released this Official Statement about his cause of death and further details:

“The body of Deputy Fire Chief Jay Schreckengost was transported home to Seattle today by members of the Seattle Fire Department in Fire Department vehicles.

A forensic examination of the Chief ordered by the Kittitas County Coroner revealed numerous injuries including a broken wrist and broken spine. The autopsy concluded the cause of the Chief’s death was multiple blunt force trauma. Further investigation in the field led investigators to believe Chief Schreckengost fell down a steep hillside or cliff faces more than once before coming to rest where he was found last Sunday.

It’s known that there was snow on the ground when Chief Schreckengost went scouting for Elk on the morning of Tuesday, 11/2—creating slick conditions in that already rugged and dangerous terrain. The location where he was found was near the bottom of a sharp, broken slope about 700 feet in elevation, north-northeast from the end of Spur Rd 553 off Forest Service Rd 1703 in the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest near Cliffdell.

It’s believed the Chief slipped or fell down a part of that slope into the terrain where he could neither climb back up nor safely descend. Another fall brought him near the bottom of the slope and caused a fatal spinal fracture.

The area where the Chief came to rest was covered in thick brush and could not be safely navigated by searchers without technical climbing equipment and expertise.

The team that located him on the afternoon of Sunday, 11/14, included members of Mountain Rescue Teams from Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, and the Olympic and Central Mountain Rescue Teams. These teams are skilled and trained volunteers who searched miles of cliff bands in the mountainous area near the Chief’s last known location before finally locating him.

The Mountain Rescue Teams and all the Search and Rescue volunteers who participated were part of a monumental effort including and spurred by the passion of Chief Schreckengost’s fellow Seattle Firefighters.

The coordination and commitment of everyone who assisted in the search was a fitting tribute to the Chief, and we hope that his final voyage home provides some comfort to all who loved him.”

If you are a first responder, Fire/Police, EMS, Dispatcher, or a family of one and find it difficult with this news, please reach out for free, confidential 24/7/365 assistance to Safe Call Now by calling 206-459-3020.

More information will be updated if a Celebration of Life will be open to the public or to his close families (immediate and Fire), friends and family. – We hope you will say a prayer or two or thought for those impacted by this tragic loss. – Ed.

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Missing Chief Found | Update 9

UPDATE 9 | November 14, 2021

The almost two-week search for missing experienced hunter and Seattle Fire Deputy Chief, Jay Schreckengost has come to a close this evening after he was located deceased about one-half mile from where his previously discovered truck had been located. Released by the Sheriff’s Office, there was no suspicious activity of nature or foul play but the exact cause of his death is under investigation. No preliminary cause was released.

We send our sincere sympathies and thoughts to his immediate and fire families, loved ones, friends and, to the communities he served in. DC Schreckengost will be greatly missed by many and out of respect to his family – we are asking those to please allow them to grieve his passing.

Hunter and DC Schreckengost was last seen on November 2nd, around 0700 PT in Naches (Yakima County), Washington when he texted his wife to say that he had parked his truck and going out to scout for an area for elk hunting. He was due to call his family that night to let them know he had returned safely to his rented cabin at the Squak Rock Resort and RV park but they never received the call. He was reported as missing after not being able to locate him, to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office immediately but it would be deemed by the County, that the Chief was actually missing in nearby Kittitas County. This County Sheriff’s Office would take the lead as both the primary SAR agency and as PIO. Yakima County and Kittitas County worked together as Unified Command, as well as combining their resources together. Over the course of the search to this day, there have been more than 60 agencies and 150-plus off-duty Seattle Fire personnel, as well as other FD personnel joining in the search.

From past experience, this is out-of-the-norm for searches to have this number of resources completely focusing on this type of search. Glad to hear that so many were looking for him.

THANK YOU to those who spent countless time, energy, money and worked together to find him. – Ed.

Kittitas County released this Official presser this evening:

If you are a first responder, Fire/Police, EMS, Dispatcher, or a family of one and find it difficult with this news, please reach out for free, confidential 24/7/365 assistance to Safe Call Now by calling 206-459-3020.

Please check back for updates. We will be posting as new information is received.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

White Center Businesses Lost


Several businesses went up in flames early this morning (just before 0200 PT), as fire ravaged a strip mall located in the 9700 block of 16th Avenue SW in the White Center business community.

Credit: KCFD20/Skyway FD

Multiple fire departments arrived on-scene to heavy flames of businesses in a strip mall, which was escalated to a 2nd alarm fire incident. They worked in perfect collaboration with the focus of gaining full suppression of the fire.

However, no matter how much training and experience they have, this fire proved to be difficult to fight as these commercial structures are very old buildings, making conditions very dangerous and challenging for these first responders to gain entry to the interior.

They were faced with no choice but battle it from a defensive strategy until they could get this fire under control and contained.

Incident Cooperators: King County Fire District 2, King County Medic One Paramedics, Seattle FD, Tukwila FD, Puget Sound Fire, Skyway FD, Renton RFA, Zone 3 PIOs and Zone 3 Fire Rehab.

Incident control was originally under Unified Command with Seattle Fire as they had responded to a call within local area but would later be flagged down by a citizen. Seattle Fire, among other fire agencies helped with suppression until it was turned back over to Zone 3 resources, Tukwila FD and King County Fire District #2 (Burien/Normandy Park/North Highline areas).

The cause of the fire is unknown.

No injuries to firefighters or citizens was reported.

Property and contents damage loss are unknown.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

WA | 4th of July Fires | 1

STATE OF WASHINGTON — The night is young as they say and we are here to share what’s been happening in the State of Washington with fires today from fireworks related causes to the unknown kind, that are being investigated as we speak. (In our case, type).

Here is a list of some of the fires that have taken place or current happening.

49 SPOT FIRE – 49 Degrees North/Stevens County

Less than an acre of timber understory and litter was burned during the 49 SPOT FIRE located 49 degrees north in Stevens County. Units were dispatched to the area around just before noon at 1144 hours PT. Crews reached a success in containing, bringing under control and putting out the fire at 1300 hours. ## Final ##

Courtesy — NWS Spokane / Credit: GCFD13 — July 15, 2019

BALCOM FIRE – Fertile Valley/Pend Orielle County

It was a busy day for Pend Oreille County fire crews, as they battled the BALCOM FIRE in Fertile Valley in their area at 1217 hours, when the day was not even half over yet. However, they achieved their objective of holding the fire to less than one acre, at 0.1 of grass and shrubs. It was contained at 1340 hours and under control at 1410 hours. ## Final ##

BATTERMAN ROAD FIRE E Wenatchee/Douglas County

The BATTERMAN ROAD FIRE is located on Batterman Road in Douglas County, Washington. Units AA-4TS BATT-6104 BLM-13 CHELAN-25 CREW-52 DIV-6101 E-4101 E-4107 E-6695 E-6696 E-672 FUELS-41 H-0CB H-338 H-339 H-340 PATROL-604 YAK-10 were dispatched at 1231 hours PT. The fire is said to be burning east Wenatchee in Douglas County. Some media outlets are reporting the fire is out but we are waiting for an official word from verified sources. ##

CAMANO DRIVE FIRE – Sunny Shore Drive (Camano Island)/island County

Firefighters responded at 1722 hours PT to the area on Sunny Shore Drive to extinguish a small fire (0.1 acre) and placed the fire in a patrol status at 1912 hours PT. ## Final ##

CAYUSE MTN RD FIRE – Cayuse Mtn Rd/Okanogan County

Fire broke out on Cayuse Mountain Road this afternoon prompting fire crews to be dispatched to the area at 1542 hours PT but they were able to quickly stop the forward progression and hold the spread to 0.1 acre. It was contained and brought under control at 1715 hours PT. ## Final ##

CHEROKEE DAY FIRE – Newman Lake/Spokane County

Newman Lake became the host to an unwanted wildfire that broke out in its community at 1821 hours. The fire was quickly addressed. There is no note of how big or small the fire is but it is now in a Patrol Status, according to WA DNR’s ## Final ##

COLUMBIA FIRELyle/Klickitat County

Units E-4404 E-4406 KLICK-27 were dispatched at 1257 PT this afternoon to Lyle in Klickitat county. About 14 acres of grass, brush and timber have been destroyed. The IC is Miller/Klickitat 27. ##

DISCOVERY FIRE — 2400 block of N Discovery Place (Spokane Valley)/Spokane County

A medium response has been dispatched, sending VE5 and VL8 to the 2400 block of north Discovery Place in the Spokane Valley area. ##

DOUBLE BLUFF FIRE – Double Bluff (Whidbey Island)/Island County

The DOUBLE BLUFF FIRE was one of several that broke out in their County with resources dispatched at 0830 hours to a small fire that crews were able to get out once they arrived on-scene. It was said to be holding at 0.1 acre or less than one acre. ## Final ##

FOSS ROAD FIRE – Foss Road (Skykomish)/King County

King County residents were slightly impacted by a small wildfire that was sparked in t heir community late in the morning, just before noon at 1154 hours. IC was Schmitz at 1351 hours and crews were able to keep the fire from moving forward and holding it to 0.1 acre of grass and timber understory. The fire was put out at 1522 hours. ## Final ##

GEM HEIGHTS FIRE – Graham / Pierce County

Credit — Graham FD

GINNET 2 FIRE – Ginnet Road (Anacortes)/Skagit County

The GINNET 2 FIRE was located in beautiful Anacortes in Skagit County, where a small wildfire broke out and caused 0.1 acre of shrub and timber understory to be destroyed. IC is Way as of 1623 hours PT. It was placed in a Patrol status at 1702 hours PT. ## Final ##

GUNDERSON FIRE – Big Lake-Big Rock/Skagit County

Units E5104 E5105 E5302 SAL31 SAL40 STILLY30 were dispatched this evening at 1934 hours PT to the area in Skagit County for a small wildfire (0.1 acre so far) of grass, shrubs and timber litter burned. The current IC for the night is McMillen as of 1956 hours PT. ##

HAWTHORNE FIRE – Hastings Rd/Spokane County

Spokane County felt another fire in their County in the late afternoon and dispatched several resources at 1705 hours. They quickly arrived on-scene and the remaining at 1718 hours and brought full containment around 1715 hours. Fire was brought under control at 1850 hours PT. ## Final ##

HERALD FIRE – 2300 block of South Herald Road (Spokane Valley)/Spokane County

A brush fire incident has caused Dispatchers to send VE9 as a single engine response to this location. ##

HOLLY FIRE (Command) – 3100 block of South Holly St (Seattle)/King County

E28 dispatched at 2154 hours to this Brush Fire incident. ##

INTERLAKE FIRE (Command) – 10700 block of Interlake Ave North (Seattle)/King County

E21 was dispatched at 2200 hours PT. ##

LOWER RIVER FIRE – Vancouver/Clark County

The LOWER RIVER FIRE has been contained and brought under control at 1635 hours this afternoon, about less than one hour after they were dispatched at 1556 hours. The 0.2 acre fire was stopped in its tracks. ## Final ##

LYONS FIRE – Sprindale Huntes Road/Stevens County

A wildfire sparked from an unknown cause in the Springdale Huntes Road area of Stevens County, causing fire assets to be deployed to the area around 1339 hours PT. About 0.1 acre of slash and blowdown was burned. The fire was contained at 1459 hours and under control at 1556. ## Final ##

MEADOW LAKE FIRE – Four Lakes/Spokane County

About two hours after the SUNDERLAND FIRE broke out, the MEADOW LAKE FIRE ignited in the Four Lakes area, sending fire resources to respond at 0847 hours. The fire appeared to be last listed at 12 acres and this was found to be a mutual aid call for another agency. ## Final ##

MILE MARKER 29 FIRE – Kalama/Cowlitz County

The MILE MARKER 29 FIRE is located in Kalama, where a small fire – about an acre of grass was scorched. Fire crews responded to the area at 1335 hours PT and were able to contain and bring it under control at 1410 hours PT. It was put out at 1445 hours. ## Final ##

MILEPOST 366 FIRE – Olympia/Thurston County

MILEPOST 366 FIRE broke out from an unknown cause in Olympia which sent firefighters at 1501 hours. Crews contained and brought the small fire under control at 1606 hours. About 0.1 acre of grass, shrub, timber litter understory was burned. It is now in Patrol Status. ## Final ##

MILL FIRE – Wallula Station/Walla Walla County

A small wildfire broke out in the Wallula Station in Walla Walla County at 1939 hours PT this evening. Fire crews successfully stopped the fire from spreading to nearby lands and held it to less than an acre at 0.1 of grass and brush. It was contained at 2000 hours PT ## Final ##

NARCISSE CREEK FIRE – Kitt-Narcisse/Stevens County

The NARCISSE CREEK FIRE sparked this afternoon with Dispatchers sending resources to the area where a small wildfire was said to be burning. Contained to a small area of 0.1 of grass and shrub was stopped. It is not in Patrol Status. ##

NORTH PINE FIRE – Pine Creek/Okanogan County

Another fire broke out in this County today, prompting its Dispatchers to send units HI 27 HI 60 HI 7102 HI 7103 to the area at 1806 hours. They arrived on-scene at 1820 hours. About 0.1 acre has been burned. ##

SR509 FIRE (Command) – SB SR509 to Hwy 2 (Seattle)/King County

Brush Fire incident. E27 dispatched at 1948 hours PT.

SUNDERLAND FIRE – Cimmaron Drive/Spokane County

An early morning fire named the SUNDERLAND FIRE at 0654 hours PT prompted Spokane County fire assets and resources to respond to the Cimmaron Drive area. The fire was held to a 0.1 acre area of grass, brush and timber. Crews successfully contained the fire at 0800 hours and brought it under control at 1030 hours PT. ## Final ##

TAREYTON FIRE – Yelm/Thurston County

Several small fires broke out in the County this afternoon with this one prompting resources to be dispatched to the area at 1650 hours. Firefighters were able to stop the fire from progressing and holding it to 0.3 acre. It has been contained and was brought under control at 1759 hours. It is currently in a Patrol Status. ##

TIGER FIRE – Belfair/Mason County

The Mason County shared a few small fires today with this one being of two this afternoon. Crews were dispatched at 1402 PT to the Belfair area. About 0.1 acre of unknown fuels were destroyed. IC was Phelan. Fire is currently in patrol status and listed as contained and controlled at 1712 hours PT. ## Final ##

WELLESLEY FIRE – 22000 block E Wellesley Ave (Spokane Valley)/Spokane County

Spokane Valley Firefighters (VE3) as a single engine response have been dispatched to a brush fire at this location around 2159 hours. ##

WEKES FIRE – Lummi Shore Drive (Lummi Reservation)/Whatcom County

The Lummi Reservation had a small wildfire that broke out in their community around 1516 hours this afternoon that caused a loss of 0.1 acre of shrubs to be burned. It was brought under a patrol status at 1805 hours PT. ## Final ##

WIEHL RIDGE FIRE Wiehl Ridge/Kittitas County

At about 1322 hours, Units CREW-33 E-331 E-4205 E-4206 KIT-26 KIT-27 were dispatched to another fire, this time on Wiehl Ridge in Kittitas County, where 30 acres of grass, brush and slash have been consumed. IC is Kit27. ##

WILSON CREEK FIRE – Wilson Creek/Kittitas County

The WILSON CREEK FIRE prompted ALPINE-80 ALPINE-81 E-4201 E-4202 E-4203 E-4204 KIT-25 to be dispatched at 1904 hours this evening to Wilson Creek in Kittitas County, where five acres have been burned. IC for the evening is Merth, effective upon arrival. ##

YESLER FIRE (Command) – 600 block of Yesler Way (Seattle)/King County

E10 dispatched at 2105 hours to a brush fire incident. ##

#WAwildfires #WAFireSeason2021

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Day 2 | Green Valley Fire

UPDATE 2 | APRIL 19, 2021 | 1830 PT

Fire operations continue on the GREEN VALLEY FIRE located in Auburn (King County), Washington for Day 2 and during our Update #2.

Incident Summary: A brush fire broke out from an out-of-control burn pile, turned into a 3rd Alarm incident with multiple agencies from across King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties. Fire behavior was active, with wind-driven runs and short-range spotting. Fire would burn uphill towards homes and into deep blackberry bushes. (Day 1).

More agencies have returned for Day 2 Fire operations.

Credit: Zone3 Fire REHAB

Start Date/Time: 4/18/2021. Sunday. 1630 PT.

Location: Off of SE Green Valley Road. Between Auburn and Black Diamond, Washington State. (Unincorporated King County).

Fire Status: 10 acres as of last night. Unknown size, containment status or fire behavior.

Cause: Escaped burn pile got out-of-control spread to area brush into valley.


  • Mountainview Fire
  • Renton RFA
  • WA DNR
  • Port of Seattle FD (IAFF 1257)
  • Enumclaw Fire (IAFF 3931)
  • Valley Firefighters
  • Puget Sound Fire
  • Eastside Fire & Rescue
  • Bellevue FD
  • Woodinville Fire & Rescue
  • Kirkland Fire (IAFF 2545)
  • East Pierce Fire & Rescue (IAFF 3520)
  • Central Pierce
  • Key Peninsula Fire District 16
  • Orting Fire & Rescue (PCFD18)
  • Shoreline Fire

We will provide an update, if more information is received or there is significant fire activity.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Renton Firefighters Battling Early Sunday Morning Fire

King County, Washington

Incident Summary

Firefighters responded to a late night to early morning residential structure fire where first due units observed the first floor was fully engulfed.  Due to poor access issues, they were unable to conduct an immediate primary search of the building.   Later it was discovered to be vacant when the fire started. A preliminary cause is unknown at this time.

Units fought the fire from the exterior as defensive operations throughout the whole incident. There were no injuries or any type of structural integrity issues reported.

Resources were dispatched from Renton Fire (RFA), Puget Sound Fire and King County Medics.

Operations Timeline

2345 | Fire units:  B11, B313, E311, E313, E314, E317, E377, L311, A313, M7, MSO1 dispatched to a fully engulfed fire on floor one of a residential structure in the 18600 block of 108th Ave SE in Renton, Washington.

0008 | E377 established a water supply.  Fire attack is being made from 108th.  They are having to lay a long hose lay.

0013| Firefighters report access is limited.  To set-up master stream from the Bravo to the Charlie side.


PC: Renton FD PIO

0015 | E317 is now Division Bravo. To reposition their apparatus to 108th. Water supply has been established by E377. Fire attack to be made on the Charlie side.  L311 in position for aerial operations, ready for water flow.

0016 | E313 is on the east side and A313 on the south side. Everyone is clear of the Delta side. E377 driver releasing water.

0017 | M7 arrived and stages on 109th Avenue, remaining in their rig.

0018 | E313 Requests utilities to be secured.  There is a long drop on 108th.  They are operating underneath a power line. Dispatch states called them already but will call for an update.

0019 | 450-500 feet hose lay needs to be laid down the street.

0020 | L311 is ready for master stream operations.  E377 holding their lines. Master stream operations to begin shortly. E313 verified there are 3 lines around the structure.

0021 | 3 lines are being managed by E313, E317, E314.

0023 | MSO establishes REHAB with Medic 7 in group. Division Charles to reposition master stream so that it focuses towards the Charlie Division.

0025 | Structure appears to have been vacant.

0026| Good knock down on Charlie side. To continue with exposure lines.

0027| L311 Shutting down their master stream line.

0028 | In Division Charlie – shutting down 2 1/2″ and transitioning over to a 1-3/4″.   E377 also using the same.

0034 | More portable lightning needed around structure. Aerial ladder to remain vertical as light source.  33 minutes on the incident timer. Command advises still in defensive operations. Ok to stop timer.

0045 | Fire under control.  E313 changes over to a flat load 2.5″.

0047 | E377 shuts down their line and picks up hoses.

0056 | Power secured to building on Division Charlie.

0058 | E313 to switch over to foam.

0115 | Fire Investigator on-scene, searching for a determined cause while firefighters are assisting with overhaul operations. The house was vacant at the time when the fire ignited.

0124 | E377 released. E317 still attached to incident.

0127 | MSO1 released from this call. Dispatched to another call.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 0150 PT


Update | WSP Shooter Captured in Redmond

Late Friday night, WSP attempted to stop a driver during a pursuit on southbound I-405 in Kirkland, Washington but instead they fled and drove into the Redmond area.

Photo Credit | WSP


The male suspect shot at Police during the pursuit then fled on foot into a wooded area in an urban area.

Officials began to shutdown the area and asking residents to shelter-in-place in the area of  Avondale from Novelty Hill Rd to 128th and on 116th from 204th to 172nd due to police activity in the area in Redmond, Washington.


Officers from Redmond PD, Bellevue PD, the King County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol were involved in this incident.  SWAT members and WSP’s air unit were also part of this deployment.


The male shooting suspect has been contained, arrested and booked.

The WSP Trooper is said to be alright.  His vehicle sustained damage to the front windshield.


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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/22/2020 -1730 hours PST

#Breaking | Police Search for Redmond Shooting Suspect

Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies are searching for an armed and dangerous male who fired shots at the Washington State Patrol Troopers for an unknown reason or call type just before midnight (2353 PST). He then fled on foot.


SWAT members from the King County Sheriff’s Office and unknown other jurisdictions were deployed into the field, assisting WSP in locating the suspect whom now was being sought out for eluding and shooting at police.

Smokey, WSP’s air support was also on-scene along with K9 units being deployed into the field.

Redmond PD is also providing support with traffic control and other activities.


Police may have the suspect pinned down and they are working on closing in on him. They are going to see if they can make contact, as they shrink down the perimeter around him.  For Officer Safety, we will not post LEOs positions or their other personal information.


News broke at 0155 by local media reporting the roadway from Avondale Road and Novelty Hill Road were shutdown, as police cordoned off a square mile perimeter in looking for the suspect.  He was reportedly in a wooded area and Police were search tirelessly for him.


Officials are asking residents to stay inside their homes and not come out to see what is happening. Additionally, do not call 9-1-1 to see what’s happening either, unless it is a serious or life-threatening emergency.



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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/22/2020 – 0240 PST