The Wildfire Log | WA Fire Activity | July 8, 2019

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Here is the Wildfire Log for today’s wildfire activity:


Smoke Check | Rose Valley | Call dispatched 2006 hours PDT. WA DNR Communications Center. Open Incident.


Wildfire | Hogan Fire  | Burrows Rd on Intersection of Hogan’s Road. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush and logs. (IC) Ferneyhough. Dispatched at 1000 hours. Contained at 1025 hours. Controlled at 1100 hours PDT.  In Patrol status.

A Resource Order out of the Puget Sound Interagency Comm Center has deployed resources to assist with the SHOVEL CREEK FIRE in Alaska.


Wildfire | Chase Fire  Liberty Lake. 3.8 acres. Grass, brush and timber. Call dispatched @ 1316 hours PDT.  Resources o/s at 1345 hours PDT. (IC) Shcie. Resources:  AR29, 440, 442, C6201 OH.  Open incident.


Wildfire | Garden Spot Fire | Garden Spot Road. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush and light timber. Dispatched call @ 1728 hours PDT. Resources on-scene @ 1728 hours PDT. (IC) AR 414. Resources:  AR108, 414, 441, 450 and 61. Open incident.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2105 hours PDT

MONROE, WA | Apartment Fire Cause Determined | 2

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wa. | Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District #7 were dispatched just after 1900 hours PDT, to an apartment fire located in the 14600 block of 179th Ave SE in Monroe.

The Fire Investigator is on-scene and has determined the fire started in the kitchen.  The cause has not been determined at this time, but the FIU Investigator is currently investigating.

Resources on-scene were from Lake Stevens FD, Everett FD, Woodinville FD, Duvall Fire District #45 and Snohomish FD.  Monroe PD assisted with traffic control duties and the transported the injured kitty to a local vet after Firefighters brought it back to life.

A total of 19 residents have been displaced by the impacted by the fire.  The American Red Cross is currently assisting the families.

#SCFD7Fire #MonroeFire #FireSeason2019

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 4/2/2019 @ 2025 hours PDT

MONROE, WA | Firefighters Revive One Furry Life

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wa. | Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District #7 were dispatched just after 1900 hours PDT, to an apartment fire located in the 14600 block of 179th Ave SE in Monroe.

Quickly egressing upon the fire, firefighters were able to put the fire out within a short amount of time.  After the fire was tapped, they immediately checked for any hot spots or extensions.

Photo Credit | SCFD7

The fire broke out in the evening on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

After conducting primary and secondary searches of the apartment unit, they found no humans home but their four-legged family member was found.  Firefighters extricated the unresponsive feline and began giving it oxygen and ultimately saving its life.

All-in-all, there were a total of eight apartment units affected by the fire.

Resources on-scene and assisting with firefighting and containment efforts are from the Lake Stevens FD, Everett FD, Woodinville FD, Duvall Fire District #45 and Snohomish FD.  Monroe PD was also on-scene for traffic control and one of their Officers transported the injured kitty to a local vet in the area.

Photo Credit | SCFD7

It was a well-coordinated effort by all whom responded to this apartment fire.

#SCFD7Fire #MonroeFire #FireSeason2019

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 4/2/2019 @ 1955 hours PDT


FLORIDA – We are providing an update on the aftermath of the Hurricane Michael incident in Florida and in a separate post of what is happening in other impacted States.   This is your Sit Rep for Saturday, October 13, 2018.


(Note:  There is no cost to anyone who access these services)


Hot meals and Disaster Relief Supplies

Marianna (Jackson County).  Lowes parking lot. Sunday + Monday.  Source:  Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  (See their Facebook page)

Free Meals

Destiny Worship Center. 133000 Panama City Beach Parkway.  Serving meals daily 11 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm. Source:  City of Panama City Beach – Government.

Food and Water Distribution

National Guard personnel at Distribution Centers.   Source:  WTXL TV.

Water, Ice, Groceries and Hygiene Kits

Convoy of Hope at Marianna Walmart. Source:  Hurricane Michael Resources Page.



Reported by a OnStar member:  If you are in a Hurricane affected area and have OnStar in your vehicle. Just press the Blue button and they will provide your vehicle with free wi-fi. Source:  Hurricane Michael Resources Page.


Medical Care

Sacred Heart Primary Care -Apalachicola. They are opens at 1 pm – 4 pm. Source:  CEDR Digital Corps via Franklin EMA.



Charity Giving

Website to search for Charities supporting Hurricane Michael survivors and how to give safely with transparent organization information.  Source:  Charity Navigator.


Page full of resources for survivors on how to request a rescue (call 9-1-1 first for emergencies), request supplies to rebuild a home, how to volunteer, send supplies or donate. This page is full of great information.  Source:  Cajun Navy Hurricane Michael Relief Page.


Bay County

Lists the different phases for re-entry. Credentialed persons are only allowed to access various. Check this site before trying to gain entry in a certain area. #KnowBeforeYouGo  Source:  Bay County Government.



Team Rubicon Disaster Response

Vets of the Team Rubicon organization has been deployed and they are asking for more assistance.  Source:  TEAMRUBICONUSA.ORG

City of Panama City Beach

Utility personnel are on the job and working tirelessly to restore utilities.  Source: City of Panama City Beach – Government.

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Photo Credit | City of Panama City Beach

National Guard

Soldiers are working to set-up tactical satellite terminals to provide county EOCs with internet and phone service to connect to citizens in time of need.

Photo Credit | National Guard @FLGuard

National Guard personnel also were offloading water supplies from a chopper that flew into the area.

Florida Public Utilities

120 personnel (linemen) on the ground, working to restore power. There is an unknown estimated time when all will be restored (as of 10/12/2018 posting).

Jackson County 

Roads and Bridge – 80 crews on the roadway (as of 10/12/2018) due to increase up to 150 by today.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 10/13/2018 – 1445 PDT

Rice County, Kansas Touched by Wildfires | 1


Photo Credit | Hutchinson Fire PIO

Incident Summary |  Three active wildfires are burning in Rice County.  Fire #1 has entered McPherson County from Rice County with other counties beginning to report additional fire starts.

Kansas Division of Emergency Management has activated the KS EOC in Topeka, Kansas to a partial Level 2 due to very high and extreme fire weather conditions across the State.  the State EOC will be staffed with personnel from the KDEM, KS National Guard, Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Kansas Forest Service.

Location | The fire is located on Buhler Road in SE Rice and SW McPherson Counties, about 8-10 miles southeast of Lyons, Kansas.

Cause | Unknown.  There has been a known drought.

Units working south of Ave Q during firing operations. Photo Credit | Hutch Deputy Fire Chief Hanen

Incident Cooperators | Hutchinson FD, Reno County TF, Kansas National Guard,  Kansas Governor Jeff Coyler’s Office, Rice County EMA, Kansas State Police, Rice County Sheriff Office, KS EMA, State Fire Marshal and the KS Forest Service, Sterling Police Department.

Resources | Resources from the Hutchinson Fire Department and the Reno County Task Force.   UPDATE | The Reno County TF has been released from the fire as of 2058 CDT and will return back to the fire at 0800 on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Photo Credit | Hutch Deputy Fire Chief Hanen

UPDATE -1154 CDT | Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer issued an emergency declaration for three fires in Rice County. Kansas National Guard along with several Black Hawks were deployed to the incident.

Air Assets | One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter (KSNG) with one out of Salina.  Three helicopters on standby with one in Salina and two in Topeka, Kansas.

Photo Credit | Hutchinson Municipal Airport (HUT)

Damage Assessment | No injuries reported.  One abandoned home was destroyed.

Social Media | Though there is no known name of these wildfires, we have dubbed them the #RiceCountyFires #KansasFires #KSwildfire2018

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 2215 PDT / 0014 CDT

NEW | Brush Fire | Florida | 1

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1900 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary | Around noon [West Coast time] on Saturday, a large wildfire broke out in the Live Oak Reserve subdivision.  Currently, the fire has burned 165 acres and firefighters have reached a 25% containment status.

Incident Cooperators | Seminole County Fire Department, Oviedo Fire Department, Orlando Fire Department, Maitland Fire Department, Winter Park Fire Department, Orange County Fire Rescue Department. Florida Forest Service.  Oviedo PD, Seminole County Sheriff Office, Seminole County OEM and Department of Forestry.

Evacuations | Mandatory evacuations were completed of those on Woodhurst Court, Live Oak Reserve and South Riverwood Trail.  This also included the Girl Scout camp.

Evacuation Shelter |  300 Lake Mills Avenue has been opened. Food is being provided to evacuees at the shelter.  Currently, 50 residents have evacuated to the shelter. Evacuation breakdown includes 44 homes in the immediate area and 100 Girl Scout campers; 50% of the campers left the camp without their bags and personal items they brought to the camp.

South Division | Riverwood and Old River Road.  Fire in this area has been identified.  A request for a DOF Rep was requested @ 1843 Hours PDT.  Tanker 24 was reassigned @ 1851 Hours PDT to this area to help firefighters attempt to stop the fast ROS. Resources were moving over to this location.

Division 20 | Tanker 32, Woods 21, 42, 11, E64, E42 were assigned to the Girl Scout camp. Structure protection was in play.  All units were pulled out at 1900 Hours PDT. A dozer was making a line around the camp at 1902 Hours PDT.

Stand-by | Woods 27, E46 were on stand-by for a potential flare-up in an unknown location. [radio transmission garbled]

West Division | E26 was assigned to this area.  Spotting was seen behind Havel Grove where 2 plows were assigned.

East Division | E262 was assigned to this Division.  This is the unburned side of the fire.  There was zero activity in this area around 1851 Hours PDT.

REHAB | Battalion 44.

Damage Assessment | An unknown number of structures were destroyed located on the West side of the Girl Scout camp.

Demob | Some of the units were being released after they returned from REHAB.  [1917 PDT]

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

#Breaking | Commercial Fire | Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 2230 PST


Las Vegas, Nevada – A massive fire was seen from various view points in Western Las Vegas, burning a very large apartment complex located at the intersection of Hualapai & Rochelle and near 215 & Flamingo.  Social Media began burning up the airwaves with multiple postings of fire images such as this one below.

(Credit:  Gladys. Republished with Written Permission)


Clark County Fire Department was first due in and quickly elevated the fire to a 2nd Alarm bringing in additional resources (9 units) from Las Vegas Fire Department.  Fire Investigators were said to be on-scene during fire suppression efforts being conducted.


A cause is unknown at this time as Investigators will need to wait for the fire to cool down and be able to work the scene. This will take a while.


Communications by Fire personnel and Command reported multiple buildings on fire, able to extinguish the fires and hot spots, enter interior and some structures with burned off roofs.


No injuries of civilians or firefighters have been reported.


“4 separate apt. buildings caught fire near Flamingo/Hualapai. Hitting hot spots now.” – Clark Co FD PIO

“Huge inferno lights up , cause unclear.” – Media

“Quite the blaze from a fire from an under-construction apartment building.” – Media

“Firefighters battle blaze at west-valley buildings under construction.” – Media

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog


Elmer City Fire | Okanogan County WA | Update 5


Incident Summary

This first fire started  on the afternoon of September 11th  as a wind-driven wildfire driving the flames South and East.

Photo published for Elmer City Fire 9-13-2016

Courtesy of Okanogan County Emergency Management

At one point, the fire was located above Grand Coulee City Hall, prompting firefighters to enact immediate structure protection.


There are approximately 192 personnel assigned to this fire along with resources of 5 crews, 16 engines and 1 helicopter.

This fire was the original owner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Command was turned over to a Type 3 IMT on September 13th.


The Elmer City Fire is located one (1) mile from  Elmer City (Okanogan County), Washington State.


As of September 13th, the NW Interagency Coordination Center is reporting this fire to be at 100% containment status with 5608 acres burned.

At 1500 hours on September 13th, the Level 3 evacuation order had been lifted.

One (1) unknown type of structure has been lost.


Cause of the fire is still under investigation, but power line slap (one wire touching the other due to gusty winds) is being looked at.



Ways to #PrepareNOW

Social Media

Hashtags being used for this fire are #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA  #ElmercityFire  #OkanoganCoFire

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Thank You for reading our Post today.  May have you have a Safe Day!



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Elmer City Fire | Okanogan County WA | Update 4


Multiple wildfires broke out in the Okanogan-Grant County area on September 11th that has caused much confusion to several of us, including mainstream Media.  Wildfire information from various sources has differed and has been sketchy at times leaving us to wonder.  But have no fear, we think we may have unlocked the mystery which in turn will be two separate posts.

Incident Summary

This first fire started  yesterday afternoon, as a wind-driven wildfire driving the flames South and East. Fire crews a great job protecting Elmer City as the flames pushed up the hillside and around the city while continuing South.

At one point, the fire was located above Grand Coulee City Hall, prompting firefighters to enact immediate structure protection.


Yesterday during the day, there were several aircraft working the fire, four (4) fire bosses (single engine scoopers), and a four (4) engine heavy fire bombers (BAE 146). Mt. Tolman Fire Center had two (2) dozers actively working the fire.

The fire made a long, narrow section of scorched path, almost reaching the Columbia River several miles upriver from Grand Coulee Dam which was a serious concern to many,


The Elmer City Fire is located just North of Elmer City (Okanogan County), Washington State.


As of September 11th evening, the fire is approximately 2000 acres with a 75% containment status. (reported by Mt. Tolman Fire Center air resources)

Another Fire Burns in Same Area

A second fire was burning between Elmer City and Coulee Dam but was quickly put out, limiting the size to less than a quarter acre.  No evacuations, cause or injuries were reported.


Cause of the fire is still under investigation, but power line slap (one wire touching the other due to gusty winds) is being looked at.


Alert Level One is still in effect for the area as the fire has the potential to hook around and move back west towards Coulee Dam and Elmer City. The winds are predicted to pick up again today.

Ways to #PrepareNOW


A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 1900 hours on September 12th for the following Counties:

  • Adams
  • Benton
  • Douglas
  • Franklin
  • Grant
  • Klickitat
  • Lincoln
  • Yakima

Social Media

Hashtags being used for this fire are #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA  #ElmercityFire  #OkanoganCoFire

Follow us here –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) and on Facebook

Thank You for reading our Post today.  May have you have a Safe Day!



(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog





1 Fire Is Changed to New Name | WA | Update 3

Incident Summary

The Grand Coulee Fire name has been changed to the #230YardFire due to its proximity to the SV Switch yard near Grand Coulee Dam.


Firefighters from across Grant, Okanogan and Douglas counties are on the scene.

Courtesy: WSP Trooper/PIO Brian Moore

Grand Coulee Fire is now known as 230 Yard Fire

A wildfire is burning on the west side of the Columbia River located just North of Grand Coulee Dam that ignited on 9/11/2016.

As of 2000 hours this evening the fire had reached 500 acres.

State Mobe has been approved.

Elmer City Fire

A 2nd wildfire is burning on the west side of the Columbia River near Coulee Dam and Grand Coulee. Started 9/11/2016.  Both fires are approximately 5 miles from each other.

Photo of the fires burning on both sides of the Columbia River. (Credit: Grant County Sheriffs Office)


Grant County Sheriff states,

“People in  Elmer City areas need to remain aware of the fire conditions and stand by for any evacuation requests.

Grand Coulee/Crown Point/Coulee Dam remain aware of fire conditions. Please leave if fire threatens.”

Current Status

The Fire Department escalated the fire as a 3rd alarm.

No injuries or structures damaged/destroyed as being reported.



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