Product Recall | High Risk | Samsung Galaxy 7 Phones

Updated 2230 Hours PDT

RECALL DESCRIPTION

On September 15, 2016, U.S.-based Samsung Electronics of Ridgefield, NJ issued a recall through the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission of 1 Million of its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15th.

Courtesy: CPSC

These phones were manufactured in South Korea and China.

COUNTRIES AFFECTED

This affects products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

HAZARD

The  lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

REMEDY

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016.

Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device.  Go to www.samsung.com for more details.

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Courtesy: CPSC

If traveling, it is recommended that you shut off your completely.  Do not store in luggage or overhead compartments.

–> The Commission is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product by visiting this link:  http://www.saferproducts.gov/ <–

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Fire Storm 2016 | Arizona Wildfires | June 9, 2016

Updated  Hours 2200 PDT

ARIZONA STATE FORESTRY

38E Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#38EFire – 8 miles NE of Wellton

Incident Summary

The wildfire started 6/7/2016 @ 1414 Hours.  The cause is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.

Fire Status

The fire has scorched 923 acres  of salt cedar in the river bottom.  Fire crews have successfully stopped forward moved and reached a 50% containment status.

38E Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Evacuations

5 homes were evacuated as precautions.

Personnel

There are 75 fire and support including Command personnel to this incident.

Resources

The types and actual resources are the following:  2 type 2 crews, 1 engine, 1 air attack, 1 single engine air tanker, and 1 type 3 helicopter assigned.

Incident Cooperators

Agencies working together are the BLM, Tacna FD, Welton FD.

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Jack Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#JackFire – About 14 m N of Clints Well on the E side of Lk Mary Road, along FS Roads 294 and 294C.

Incident Summary

The date this wildfire started is 5/29/2016. The time is unknown at the time of this posting.  The fire is still active.

Cause

The cause has been deemed to be Lightning caused.  Is being allowed to burn naturally.

Acreage

There is no change to yesterday’s 10,821 acres consumed.

Jack Fire consuming dead grass, pine needles, and old logs, returning nutrients to the soil. June 6, 2016 (Nuttall/USFS)

Jack Fire consuming fire fuels. (Credit: Nuttall, USFS)

Personnel

There are  currently 148 fire personnel assigned to this incident.

Resources

4 Type 1 Crews, 7-engines, 1-Dozer, and various specialists.

Road Closures

Highway:  Coconino Highway 3

  • Forest Service Roads:  FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82, FR 211.  (The closure applies only to National Forest System lands within the closure area.)
  • Open Forest Service Roads:  FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82, FR 211 are open for public travel, although public travel is discouraged given the presence of fire traffic
Jack Wildfire burns around Bergeman tank at night. (2016 Adams/USFS)

Jack Fire burns around the Bergeman tank. (Credit: Adams, USFS)

Burnout operations near Parker Creek. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

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Tenderfoot Fire. (Credit: BLM – Phoenix District)

PHOENIX DISTRICT

#Tenderfoot – in Yarnell, Arizona. (East side is the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire Location)

Incident Summary

The wildfire started on  6/8/2016 @ 1515 hours.  The cause is unknown and under investigation.  Fire fuels include chaparral and grass.  There are currently 1237 acres charred due to more accurate fire mapping.

Current Fire Status

Firefighters were able to successfully utilize existing fuel breaks in combination with aviation resources, fire engines and crews creating handline and black line/burn outs to make some significant progress protecting homes.

Command & Personnel

Command is IC, Rob Roy Williams.   Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered.  There are 240 fire and support support attached to this incident.

Resources 

(1) Air Attack, (2) Helicopters, (4) Type-1 Hot Shot crews, (2) Type-2 Hand crews, and (20) Engines.

Infrared Mapping. (Credit: NOAA)

Evacuations

Approximately 250-300 residences have been evacuated.

Mandatory evacuations by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office being conducted.  Previous Level 2 (prepare and expect to evacuate).

This is the Peeples Valley community and the East side of Hwy 89.  The IC expanded to the West side of the Highway as a Precautionary.

Media reports  indicate 200 evacuees in Prescott’s American Red Cross’ shelter.

This is the 2nd time residents have had to evacuate since 2013 Yarnell evacuations. This is not by all new to them but still unnerving, says Social Media activity.

Shelter

The Red Cross shelter is at the Yavapai College.

Infrastructure

Power is restored to almost all residences except 25 homes, says local utility company.

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TONTO NATIONAL FOREST

#JuniperFire – 10 mi S of Young, Arizona. Pleasant Valley Ranger District.

Incident Summary

The Juniper Fire started on  5/17/2016 @ midnight by lightning passing over the area and igniting ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and oak shrub.  Currently the fire is at a 20% containment status but not before burning 29,592 acres.

Command Staff and Personnel

There are 558 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with the following resources:  11 Crews, 7 Helicopters, 23 Engines, 3 Dozers, 8 Water Tenders and 1 Masticator.

Helicopter aids in burnout operations

Juniper Fire. Helicopter aids in burnout operations. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

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Fire Storm 2016 | Arizona Wildfires | June 8, 2016

Updated  Hours 2030 PDT

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ARIZONA STATE FORESTRY

#38EFire – Tacna, AZ.  New!

Start Day & Time:  6/7/2016 @ 1414 Hours.

Cause: Unknown and under investigation.

Fire Fuels:  Salt cedar in river bottom.

Acres:   812 acres.

Evacuations: 5 homes.

Personnel:  50.

Resources:    2 type 2 crews, 1 engine, 1 air attack, 1 single engine air tanker, and 1 type 3 helicopter assigned.

38E Fire. Photo taken from Air Attack.

38E Fire. Photo taken from Air Attack. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#JackFire – About 14 m N of Clints Well on the E side of Lk Mary Road, along FS Roads 294 and 294C.

Start Date & Time:  5/29/2016.

Cause:  Lightning caused.  Is being allowed to burn naturally.

Acreage: 10,821.

Fire Conditions:  Fire behavior is still active.

Personnel: 148.

Resources:  4 Type 1 Crews, 7-engines, 1-Dozer, and various specialists.

Road Closures:

  • Highway:  Coconino Highway 3
  • Forest Service Roads:  FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82, FR 211.  (The closure applies only to National Forest System lands within the closure area.)
  • Open Forest Service Roads:  FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82, FR 211 are open for public travel, although public travel is discouraged given the presence of fire traffic

Map of the Jack Fire, near Happy Jack, 14 miles north of Clints Well. Map produced end of day June 7, 2016

Jack Fire (Credit: CoNF)

 

BLUE RIDGE RESERVOIR

#ReservoirFire 

Date and Time Started:  6/6/2016 @ 0805 Hours.

Cause:  Abandoned camp fire.

Acreage: 138.

Containment Status: 50%.

Fire Fuels:  Ponderosa pine and grass.

Command:  Beale Monday, ICT3.

Personnel:  120.

Resources:  4 engines, 3 water tenders, 1 bulldozer, 2 hotshot crews, 1 type 2 IA crew, 1 type 2 crew, 1 fuels crew, 2 helicopters and 1 air attack on scene.

Closures:  Blue Ridge Reservoir closed for firefighting operations.

Weather:  Winds are decreasing and conditions are favorable for fire crews.

Reservoir Fire on 6/6/2016. (Credit: Wes Hall, CoNF)

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

#TenderfootFire – near Yarnell.  New!

Start Date & Time:   6/8/2016 @ 1815 hours.

Cause:  Unknown.

Acreage:  1820.

Fire Fuels:  Grass and brush.

Evacuations:  Human and animal evacuation in  progress on West side of Yarnell.  Earlier evacuations of the eastern side of the town.

Shelter:  Red Cross has opened an Shelter at the Yavapai College in Prescott.  Power is out to the school.

Command:  is being managed by BLM.   Media Staging is at the Peeples Valley School.

Assigned Resources:  is 100 personnel and support members.   Air and ground resources still being deployed and some are on the fire ground.

Road Closures:  SR 89 closed in both directions at MP 275 to MP 282. No ETA on reopen time and date per AZ DOT (released 3 hours ago).

KABIB NATIONAL FOREST

#BertFire – Near junction of FR 144 and Highway 180 10 miles SE of Valle Az (Kaibib NF)

Start Date & Time:   5/28/2016 @ 1600 Hours.

Cause: Lightning.

Acreage:  2471.

Fire Fuels:  Pinyon and juniper.

Containment status: 1%.

Command:  ICs Tyler Knight ICT4- Zach Boness ICT4T.

Resources:  38 Fire personnel.

06/05/16

Ebert Mountain. (Credit. B. Blasi, USFS)

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST

#JuniperFire – 10 mi S of Young, Arizona. Pleasant Valley Ranger District.

Start Date & Time:  5/17/2016 @ midnight.

Cause:  Lightning

Fire Fuels:   Burning Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and oak shrub.

Acreage:  29,592.

Containment status:  20%.

Personnel:  558.

Resources:    11 Crews, 7 Helicopters, 23 Engines, 3 Dozers, 8 Water Tenders and 1 Masticator.

Helicopter aids in burnout operations

Juniper Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

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Fire Storm 2016 | June 7, 2016 – PM Updates

Updated  2130 Hours PDT

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ALASKA

Department of Forestry – AK State Forestry  NEW!

#Aropuk Lake – 36 mi E of Newtok.

Unknown Fire start or resources.  Currently, 1,769 acres burning. 0% containment.

Galena Zone  NEW!

#Kuyukutuk River – 12 mi NW of Kako.

Unknown fire start date or cause.  3200 acres.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering timber.  0% containment.

Resources:  23 Personnel.  1 Crew. 2 Helicopters.

Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

ARIZONA

AZ State Forestry (AzSF)

#LongviewFire – Elgin. 

Started 6/6/2016 @ midnight.  Started on Longview Loop in Elgin.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.  1,010 acres. 90% contained.  Burning grass.

Fire is under command of Sonoita-Elgin Fire District (in their district). 25 personnel assigned to this incident.   Resource types:  2 type 1 crews, multiple engines (structural and wildland), 1 VLAT, 1 heavy airtanker, misc. overhead.

#ReservoirFire – Blue Ridge Reservoir.

Started on 6/6/2016 @ 0805 Hours.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.  Fire fuels include grass and ponderosa pine. 138 acres. 30% contained.  Earlier today there was (80) acres private land and (20) USFS land consumed.

Planned Activities: Hold fire line (constructed and natural barriers) through next operational period.

Resources include:  (4) engines, (3) water tankers, (1) bulldozer, (2 Hot Shot crews, (1) Air Attack operations.

Reservoir Fire 6/6/2016 Photo courtesy of Wes Hall, Coconino National Forest

Reservoir Fire 6/6/2016 Photo courtesy of Wes Hall, Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest (CNF)

#JackFire – About 14 mi N of Clints Well on the E side of Lake Mary Road, along FS Rds 294 and 294C.

Start 5/21/2016.  Lightning caused.  8,358 acres.   Fire behavior is still active.  This lightning-caused wildfire is being managed for multiple benefits and objectives.

148 Personnel including:  (3) Type 1 Crews, (7) engines, (1) Dozer, and various specialists.

#MormonFire –  6 mi E of Munds Park near Mormon Mountain.

Started 5/15/2016.  Lightning caused. 7892 acres. 75% contained.

Resources assigned:  1-Type 3 Helicopter, 2-Type 1 crews (Plumas and Sacramento), 1-Type 2 crew (Coconino Fuels), 1-Type 3 engine, 3-Type 6 engines, 1-dozer, 1-water tender, and 35 other personnel.

Kabib National Forest (KNF)

#BertFire – Near junction of FR 144 and Hi-way 180 10 miles SE of Valle Az 

Started 5/28/2016 @ 1600 Hours. Lightning caused. 2416 acres.  IC: Type 3’s Quentin Johnson.  Burning Pinyon and Juniper.  1% containment status.

Resources:  (1) Type 1 crew, (1) Type 2 crew, (1) 11 person Fuels crew, (2) Type 3 engines, (1) Type 6 engine, (1) bulldozer and (1)  Resource Advisor.  58 Personnel.

06/05/16

Bert Fire by B Blasi, USFS

Tonto National Forest (Tonto NF)

#JuniperFire – 10 mi S of Young, Arizona.

Started 5/17/2016 @ midnight. Lightning caused. Pleasant Valley Ranger District. Tonto NF.  Burning Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and oak shrub.  28,504 acres.  20% containment status.

516 Personnel incl:  6 Hotshot crews, 6  Type 3 and 11 Type 6 engines, 2 Type 2 crews, 1 regular Fire crew.  Heavy equipment incl: Helicopters (2)  Type 2, (2) Type 3 ,  (2) small fixed-wing aircraft, a masticator, and (3) bulldozers.

Public Meeting:  Wednesday, June 8th @ 1900 Hours at the Young Community Center, Young, AZ.  To provide the public with updated fire information. 

Cost-to-Date:  $6.3 Million.

Juniper Fire burning on Baker Mtn

Juniper Fire burning on Baker Mtn. Courtesy by Inciweb

CALIFORNIA

CAL FIRE – Riverside County FD  NEW!

#WatsonFire – Watson Rd / Juniper Flats Rd, Homeland.

Fire reported as a rubbish fire on 6/7/2016 around 1430 hours that extended into the vegetation and became a brush fire.  Conditions listed as rocky and light brush with zero wind.  Forward movement stopped.  Currently contained to 3 acres but has a potential of upward to 30 acres.

Resources still on-scene:  75 Firefighters, 8 Engines, 1 Helicopter, 2 Air Tankers, 2 Fire crews, 2 Bulldozers.  1 Air Attack.

Henry Coe State Park  NEW!

#CoeFire – 20 miles W of Gustine.  Located in Stanislaus and Santa Clara Counties, Morgan Hill.  Located in Del Porto Canyon, East of Coe State Park.

Started 6/7/2016 @ 1630 hours.  A fire is reportedly burning near the Eastern side of Henry Coe State Park and raging at 100 acres.  Its forward spread is moving quickly and an increase in scorched acres is to continue due to a “dangerous” rate of spread.  CAL FIRE fire personnel are on scene.

Resources were en route to the Park.

Klamath National Forest (KNF)  NEW!

10 fires started on 6/7/2016  from lightning passing over the area on 6/5 and 6/6/2016 and are part of the #KlamathNFlightningFires.

The following fires were small and have  been contained:

#HappyCamp  #LowerElk  #LittleGrider  #Jackson  #Peak  #Horse

The following are listed as still active fires:

#ChinaFire – on Marble Mountain

0.1 acre

#AultFire – 5 miles SE of Cecilville

0.1 acre

#DillonFire – Near Dillon Creek

1/2 acre.

#PonyFire – Near Dillon Creek

125 acres.

Los Padres National Forest (LPNF)

#ColemanFire – N of Fort Hunter Liggett, W of King City on Boundary. Monterey Ranger Dist.

Fire started 6/4/2016 @ 1430 Hours. Unknown cause. 2340 acres due to more accurate fire mapping.   Burning tall grass and chaparral.   Fire grew very little  15% contained.

1 structure destroyed and 1 damaged.

850 Personnel.   Command is in Unified Command between Fort Hunter Liggett, CAL FIRE and the Los Padres National Forest.

Cost-to-Date:  $810,000.

Photograph taken by Paul Gibbs

Coleman Fire. Courtesy of Inciweb

Shasta-Trinity National Forest (SNF)  NEW!

Started 6/6/2016.  5 small fires were started by lightning that passed over the area.  All fires have been contained.

#ZotFire  #Snag  #Glover  #Rainbow  

All 4 fires are .1 acre each and have been controlled.  They are currently in patrol status.

#SpringFire

This fire is at .25 acres and is currently contained.

photo image of lightning caused fire at the base of a single tree

Glover Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

Sierra National Forest (SNF)  NEW!

#DoveFire – Near the Jersey Dale Work Center.

Started 6/7/2016 @ 1224 Hours.  70 acres.  50% contained.

All available resources in the area that were working to reduce the mortality tree operations have been reassigned to this fire.  Burning in heavy and dead fire fuels and now, getting into timber.

100 Personnel assigned.   Resources: 12 engines, water tender, 2, type one hotshot Crews, 2 air tankers, 2 helicopters, SNF Air attack and 3 dozers.  More are en route.

Dove Fire at 1:30pm

Dove Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

FLORIDA

Florida Forest Service  NEW!

#TideSwampFire – 4 mi NW of Steinhatchee.

Unknown start date or resources.  State land.  1032 acres. 80% contained.

IDAHO

BLM Boise District  NEW!

#MapRockFire – 6 mi SE of Marsing.

Unknown start date or cause.  900 Acres.  Active fire behavior with running.  30% contained.

44 Fire personnel.  1 Crew.  4 Engines.

Cost-to-Date:  $44,000.

#WeesFire – 4 mi N of Oreana.

Unknown start date or causes; resources unknown.  450 acres.  50% contained.

 NEW MEXICO

Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

#NorthFire – 25 miles SW of Magdalena, NM.

Started 5/21/2016 @ 1645 Hours.  Lightning caused.  Moderate ROS. Minimum fire growth but may increase due to firing operations.  Fire fuels include:  Ponderosa Pine w/grass and litter understory.  20% contained.

78 Personnel.

Park Well Looking North

Park Well looking North by Jonathan Dunbar.

OREGON

Fremont-Winema National Forest (FWNF)

#DrawFire – 20 mi NE of Chiloquin.  Near Telephone Draw area.  6 1/2 mi SW of Rocky Ford Campground and 6 mi NW of Head of the River Campground.

This lightning ignited fire started on 6/5/2016 @ 1920 Hours.  It is currently at 537 acres.  Fire is burning in ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine and Ceanothus.

Winds on 6/6/2016, pushed fire to the SW then picked up again moving them to the South.  Some spot fires occurred 200-300 yards due to high winds. Winds were clocked at 55 mph at some point during yesterday’s operations.   Fire is wind-driven.

Command:  IC SCOFMP IMT 3, Leland Hunter.  No other information on the # of fire personnel or resources available.

Cost-to-Date:  $1 Million.

Vale District  (VD)  NEW!

#OwyheeCanyonFire – 38 mi SW of Jordan Valley.

Fire started 6/5/2016 @ 1815 Hours.  Lightning caused.  20,500 acres. 5 0% contained. More wind and lightning expected today.

Resources:  (25) Engines, (4) Water Tankers, (2) Bulldozers, (4) Snake River Valley (SRV) Hand crews, (1) Hot shot Crew and (1) Air Attack.

Cost-to-Date:  $250,000.

Burned area of the Owyhee Canyon Fire

Owyhee Canyon Fire Scorched area. Courtesy of Inciweb

WASHINGTON STATE

 Highway 231  NEW!

#Hwy231Fire – Near Community of Ford, Stevens County.

Unknown fire start or cause.  News Media states 3 structures burning.  We were unable to find the actual report on this fire but did find this same fire name used in 2014 and 2015.  Appears there have been many fires in this area.

INTERNATIONAL FIRES

ALBERTA CANADA

#FortMacFire – Fort McMurray

Zero Significant Changes. 581,586 hectares or 1.437 Million acres. Fire perimeter is 984 km or 380 square miles. 10 active fires on Alberta Province.  70% contained.

Today 13 new fires making the total to 23 actively burning fires on the Province.

2,794 firefighters and support staff, 147 helicopters, 16 tankers and 233 pieces of heavy equipment battling fires across the province  299 FFs from S Africa and 41 FF from Mexico on scene

Hot spots are being managed in the Fort McMurray area. Anyone with information about new wildfires should call 1-866-394-3473. Reports of structural fires should be made to 911

Fire crews need safe access to air space. Drones or other airborne devices may not be flown without the approval of the Regional Emergency Operations Centre.

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Fort McMurray Fire.

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Fire Storm 2016 | June 6, 2016 – PM Updates

Updated 2045 Hours PDT

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Due to the number of on-going wildfires breaking out everywhere, we felt the need to not overwhelm you all with multiple posts, so we are combining them into one for easy reading.  For new fires, we will highlight them individually and if still burning, will be placed under this one post.

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Bert Fire 3 by Kaitlin Webb USFS

Bert Fire (Credit: Kaitlin Webb, USFS)

ARIZONA

#BertFire – Near junction of FR 144 and Hi-way 180 10 miles SE of Valle Az (Kaibib NF)

Started 5/28/2016 @ 1600 Hours. Lightning caused. 2175 acres.  IC: Type 3’s Quentin Johnson.

Resources:  (1) Type 1 crew, (1) Type 2 crew, (1) 11 person Fuels crew, (2) Type 3 engines, (1) Type 6 engine, (1) bulldozer and (1)  Resource Advisor.  79 Personnel.

#JackFire – About 14 mi N of Clints Well on the E side of Lake Mary Road, along FS Rds 294 and 294C.

Start 5/29/2016.  Lightning caused.  7286 acres.   Fire behavior is still active.

148 Personnel including:  3-Type 1 Crews (Hotshots: Flagstaff, Mormon Lake, and Blue Ridge), 7-engines, 1-Dozer, and various specialists.

This lightning-caused wildfire is being managed for multiple benefits and objectives.

Chimney Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

Chimney Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#JhusFire – Chiricahua Mountains off E Whitetail Canyon.

This fire started on 5/31/2016 around midnight along with (2) other lightning-caused fires.  20 acres.  Fire fuels include: grass, brush and some trees.  90% contained.

40 Personnel are assigned for this small burning fire.   F Tim Ross, Dustin Roper (T) are the ICs.

#JuniperFire – 10 mi S of Young, Arizona.

Started 5/17/2016 @ midnight. Lightning caused. Pleasant Valley Ranger District. Tonto NF.  Burning Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and oak shrub.  22,262 acres.  20% contained.

463 Personnel incl:  6 Hotshot crews, 6  Type 3 and 11 Type 6 engines, 2 Type 2 crews, 1 regular Fire crew.  Heavy equipment incl: Helicopters (2)  Type 2, (2) Type 3 ,  (2) small fixed-wing aircraft, a masticator, and (3) bulldozers.

Weather Forecast:  strong SW’ly winds @ 10-15mph with gusts up to 30mph, which will in turn increase Fire activity.  22,962 acres. 20% contained.

Public Meeting:  Wednesday, June 8th @ 1900 Hours at the Young Community Center, Young, AZ.  To provide the public with updated fire information. 

#LongviewFire – Elgin. AZ State Forestry.

Started 6/6/2016 @ midnight.  Started on Longview Loop in Elgin.  Cause is unknown and under investigation.  600 Acres. 0% contained.  Burning grass.

Fire is under command of Sonoita-Elgin Fire District (in their district). Unknown personnel assigned to this incident.   Resource types:  2 type 1 crews, multiple engines (structural and wildland), 1 VLAT, 1 heavy airtanker, misc. overhead.

#MormonFire –  6 mi E of Munds Park near Mormon Mountain.

Started 5/15/2016.  Lightning caused. Coconino NF. 7892 acres. 75% contained.

Resources assigned:  1-Type 3 Helicopter, 2-Type 1 crews (Plumas and Sacramento), 1-Type 2 crew (Coconino Fuels), 1-Type 3 engine, 3-Type 6 engines, 1-dozer, 1-water tender, and 35 other personnel.

Juniper Fire (Courtesy of Inciweb)

Juniper Fire Courtesy of Inciweb

#MuleRidgeFire – S of Ruby, near Montana Peak, Tumacacori Mtns.

Started 5/31/2016 @ 1700 Hours. Human caused.  Cause under investigation.. 8,522 acres.  85% contained.  Fire fuels are grass, brush and oak trees.

225 Personnel including Type 3 team that took over management on 6/2/2016 @ 0700 Hours.

CALIFORNIA

#ChimneyFire – Chimney Peak Area

Started 6/1/2016 @ 1530 Hours. Human Caused. 1324 acres. 522 Personnel. Burning in brush, pinyon and sage short grass. Minimal fire behavior.  CAL Fire.

#ColemanFire – N of Fort Hunter LIggett, W of King City on Boundary. Los Padres NF. Monterey Ranger Dist.

Coleman Fire (Credit: Los Padres NF)

Coleman Fire by Los Padres NF

Fire started 6/4/2016 @ 1430 Hours. Unknown cause. 2340 acres.   Burning tall grass and chaparral. Extreme fire behavior. Full suppression and structure protection in process. Evacuations due to numerous structures threatened.  Fire is moving NE and NW.  Acreage reduced due to more accurate mapping.  Full suppression and point protection is in progress.  15% contained.

850 Personnel. Unified Command USFS, Fort Hunter Liggett and CALFire.  CIMT1 assumed command at 1800 Hours 6/4/2016. USFS / CAL Fire / Fort Hunter Liggett.

#OldFire – Off of Old Topanga Canyon Rd / Mulholland Hwy / SE of Calababas.

Started 6/4/2016 @ 1609 Hours. Unknown cause. 516 acres. 522 Personnel. Commercial building completely destroyed. 1 Home damaged by retardant.  80% contained. Evacuations lifted. LA Co FD.

Old Fire (Credit: LA Co Fire Ops)

Old Fire (Credit: LA Co Fire Ops)

#PalaFire – 3800 bk / Pala Temecula Road, Temecula (Riverside County).

Started 5/31/2016 @ 1348 Hours. Unknown cause. 70 acres. 95% contained. Evacuations lifted.  70 structures threatened.  7 structures destroyed. (unoccupied outbuildings)

250 Personnel. 3 Injuries. CAL Fire.

#SodaFire – San Luis Obispo County.

This fire started on 6/4/2016 @ 0545 Hours.  The cause is unknown.  2003 acres.  95% acres.  Fire fuels include: grass.

60 personnel are still assigned to this incident.  Unified Command with the following two agencies:  BLM Bakersfield Field Office & CAL Fire.

#TemeculaFire – SB I-5 off of Temecula Parkway, Temecula (San Diego County).

Fire started 6/4/2016 @ 1140 Hours. Unknown cause. 139 acres. 85% contained. CAL Fire.

IC:  CAL Fire – Riverside County.  1 firefighter injury.

North Fire (Photo Credit: Keith Hughes)

North Fire (Photo Credit: Keith Hughes)

NEW MEXICO

#NorthFire – 25 miles SW of Magdalena, NM.

Started 5/21/2016 @ 1645 Hours.  Lightning caused. 7,911 acres. Moderate ROS. Minimum fire growth but may increase due to firing operations.

110 Personnel.  7,878 acres.  Moderate Fire behavior.  20% contained. (No change)

OREGON

#OwyheeCanyonFire – 38 mi SW of Jordan Valley.

Fire started 6/5/2016 @ 1815 Hours.  Lightning caused.  23,000 acres.  0% contained.  High winds to 45 mph and ROS is high.

Resources:  (6) Engines, (1) Water Tanker, (1) Bulldozer, (3) Snake River Valley (SRV) Hand crews, (1) Hot shot and (1) Air Attack.

Owyhee Canyon Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Owyhee Canyon Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

INTERNATIONAL FIRES

ALBERTA CANADA

Courtesy: @BoucherMitch

Residents fleeing Fort McMurray. (Courtesy: @BoucherMitch)

#FortMacFire – Fort McMurray

Zero Significant Changes.  581,695 hectares or 1.437 Million acres. Fire perimeter is 984 km or 380 square miles. 10 active fires on Alberta Province.  70% contained.

10 fires on the Province are currently burning.

299 FFs from S Africa and 41 FF from Mexico on scene.  Wildland firefighters reported on 6/5/2016, that the fire jumped a roadway and some of them were being redeployed where the new fire started.  According to the presser, there are 99 helicopters, 236 heavy equipment piece.

GUATEMALA

Peten – N section of area. 

Unknown start date.  Country is asking for International assistance.  20,000 acres.  500,000 acres being threatened along with the Maya Biosphere Reserve on the border of Mexico and Belize.

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UPDATE 2 |Hurricane #Patricia Downgraded

SUMMARY

Great News!

Hurricane #Patricia is weakening slowly and therefore has been downgraded from a Category 5 to a 4, but sill remains extremely dangerous as a major Hurricane over Mexico with min pressure of 946 mb and max sustained at 130 mph with higher gusts of winds.

The Hurricane is said to have made landfall around 0615 local time.

No injuries or specific damage reports have been received yet.

Hurricane #Patricia as of 0325 UTC or 2025 PDT on 10/23/15 [Courtesy of NOAA GOES East Imagery Sattelite]

Hurricane #Patricia as of 0325 UTC or 2025 PDT on 10/23/15 [Courtesy of NOAA GOES East Imagery satellite]

LOCATION

A Public  Advisory  given by NWS website at 0300 UTC or 2200 CDT state the Hurricane is moving 20 mph NNE.  It is now located 85 miles NNW of Manzanillo and 50 miles SE of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

 

WARNINGS

Hurricane Warning:  San Blas to Punta San Telmo.

Tropical Storm Warning:  East of Punta San Telmo to Lzaro Cardenas and N of San Blas to El Roblito.

ALERTS

The following States are on alert or have been impacted:

  • Aguacalentes
  • Colima
  • Durango
  • Mexico State
  • Guanajuato
  • Guerrero
  • Michogcan
  • Nayarit
  • Zactecas
  • Jalisco*

*  34 Municipalities in Jalisco have declared a state of emergency

FUTURE FORECAST

The Weather Service expect #Patricia will become a tropical storm tomorrow and a tropical depression in the afternoon.

(Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP5+shtml/240242.shtml)

RAINFALL PREDICTED

Rainfall from Hurricane #Patricia is still expected to fall to accumulations of 8-12″ with  a max total of 20″ in isolated areas.  Heavy rainfall is due to impact Mexican States: Nayant, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday.

With this amount of rainfall, this could produce life-threatening flooding and mud slides.

COMMUNICATIONS

They are asking the Amateur Radio communities to keep 14,120 kHz and 21,120 kHz clear for possible emergency traffic. Emergency net has been established on 7060.

(Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-in-mexico-prepare-as-powerful-hurricane-patricia-nears-landfall)

Hurricane #Patricia. [Courtesy of NWS]

Hurricane #Patricia. [Courtesy of NWS]

SOCIAL MEDIA

We will be providing  Updates gleaned from Social Media and on the internet.

If you feel we may have missed something, please let us know.  You can reach us on Twitter @nwfireblog or drop us a line at nwfireblog@comcast.net.

Storm Updates – Facebook Page “Hurricane Patricia”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HurricanePatricia – Moderator:  Peter Corless.  The Page lists updates regarding the weather, Embassy info for UK residents, Preparations and personal commentaries by its members. 26 members to date.

Travel within Mexico

@fema : U.S. citizens traveling in Mexico, you can follow these for more information on Hurricane #Patricia. If you’re a US citizen traveling in Mexico, you can follow  @usembassyMEX, @travelgov @statedept .

Safe and Well Reporting

American Red Cross has a Safe and Well website you can register to let loved ones know you are safe and well or you can search friends and family on this website.  Here is the link –> http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

Message Board for the La Manzanilla Community

http://members5.boardhost.com/lamanzanilla/

UPDATES

We will continue to monitor the weather, status of the Hurricane and all other weather related damage assessment, injuries, etc.

OUR COMMENTARY

The Mexican people are in our thoughts and prayers as this Hurricane is directly impacting them. First Responders, be safe out there. We are thinking of you all.

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

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DISASTER FORECASTED | Hurricane #Patricia Strongest Ever Seen and Recorded

SUMMARY

Why all of a sudden with all the Alerts and sheer panic? Why are we just now hearing about this?

As one writes on Social Media:

The storm nearly literally “came out of nowhere.” It first was issued as an advisory on Tuesday at 10 AM, with the innocuous comment: “TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS SOUTH OF THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC… …EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN…”

By 10 PM Tuesday, it was already “Tropical Storm Patricia.”

By 4:00 AM Thursday, it was “Hurricane Patricia.”

Usually on the Atlantic, you can watch the formation of hurricanes as they begin way out over the Atlantic. This storm just spawned as if it were “a match thrown onto a pool full of gasoline.”

So, there you have the best answer that we could locate – and, it totally makes sense.

IMMEDIATE BROADCASTS

The National Weather Center / Hurricane Center updated Public Safety Advisory #15 (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP5+shtml/231448.shtml) at 1000 Hours CDT (NWS Hurricane Center in Florida),

“Potentially Catastrophic Hurricane Patricia moving Northward toward Landfall in Southwestern Mexico.”

It has been stated by the Weather Service, Hurricane #Patricia is the strongest eastern N Pacific Hurricane to be on record to hit landfall and considered the strongest tropical cyclone on record in terms of sustained speeds at 200mph.  Some sources are reporting that the Hurricane is also reaching gusts of 250mph.

Weather watches and warnings have been issued.  The Mexican Government has also issued their own Tropical Storm Warning and evacuation preparations began yesterday into working diligently overnight.

WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES

Hurricane Warning (Definition: Means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within about 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.)

  • San Blas to Punta San Telmo

Hurricane Watch (Definition:  means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.)

  • East of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas

Tropical Storm Warning (Definition:  means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.)

  • East of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas
  • North of San Blas to El Roblito

Preparation to Protect Life and Safety should be immediately moved to completion.

RAINFALL PREDICTED

Rainfall from Hurricane #Patricia is expected to be 8-12″ accumulations with some at a total of 20″ in isolated areas.  Heavy rainfall is due to impact Mexican States: Nayant, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday.

With this amount of rainfall, this could produce life-threatening flooding and mud slides.

US FLOOD ALERTS

There are Alerts about lower Coastal flooding in the South Central States:  in the New Orleans and Shreveport areas into Houston, TX.  Read this more detailed article here –> http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/flooding-tropical-downpours-patricia-texas-oklahoma-central-us/53098639.

WIND CONDITIONS

Winds are predicted to reach Hurricane conditions in the warning areas in the next several hours. Worst conditions are expected to occur this afternoon / evening.

This Hurricane is predicted to be a Category 5 when it hits landfall is said to continue with sustained winds of 200 mph with higher gusts and is expected to travel North-Northeasterly across Western and Northern Mexico.  The forecast is predicting the Hurricane then will quickly weaken over the mountains.

STORM SURGE

Large to destructive waves are predicted to occur and cause life-threatening coastal flooding.

SURF

Swells are already affecting portions of the Southern Coasts in Mexico.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

The Amateur Radio Operators in the Mexican State of Colima activated the Emergency net from the University of Colima by Omar Alvarez, XE1AO.  The net is operating on 7060 kHz.

They are asking the Amateur Radio communities to keep 14,120 kHz and 21,120 kHz clear for possible emergency traffic.

Reported so far:

  • Water Supply and most major grocery outlets closed in Manzanillo
  • Economic activity has been shut down in Manzanillo and Colima
  • Most tourists evacuated from all Coastal hotels
  • Evacuation of 60,000 residents currently under way
  • Colima still has some businesses open

(Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-in-mexico-prepare-as-powerful-hurricane-patricia-nears-landfall)

Hurricane #Patricia. [Courtesy of NWS]

Hurricane #Patricia. [Courtesy of NWS]

RESOURCES

We will be providing Resource Info in each of our Updates.  If you feel we may have missed something, please let us know.  You can reach us on Twitter @nwfireblog or drop us a line at nwfireblog@comcast.net.

Facebook Page – “Hurricane Patricia”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HurricanePatricia – Moderator:  Peter Corless.  The Page lists updates regarding the weather, Embassy info for UK residents, Preparations and personal commentaries by its members. 26 members to date.

OUR COMMENTARY

We have a lot of faith in Emergency Management and know they are working tirelessly  in evacuating people out of harm’s way.  Those in Mexico, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog