Update 2 | Gulch Fire | Siskiyou County, CA

Published Saturday, March 13, 2022, 1125 hours PT

Incident Summary — A wildfire named the GULCH FIRE is burning near Dorris Brownell Road and East Butte Valley Road, southeast of Dorris (Siskiyou County), California which ignited from an unknown source on Saturday around 1246 hours PT.

Cause — The cause is unknown and Fire Officials are currently investigating.

Size Up — The fire has burned approximately 113 acres and crews have reached a 20% containment status. Snow fell over the fire line which helped with some containment, Fire Officials say.

Resources — Resources from State, Federal, and local (including the Keno Fire Department) are assigned and currently engaging on the fire line.

Lead Fire Agency — CAL FIRE SKU

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New CA Wildfire | Hill RX Fire | 1

Published 3/12/2022, Saturday, 2315 hours PT

Incident Summary — A wildfire named the HILL FIRE is burning in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. Fire resources were dispatched via the Modoc Interagency Communication Center on Saturday around 1237 hours PT for a Smoke Check.

Current Status — This is considered a prescribed fire and is burning within its containment lines. No further updates have been released by Fire Officials as they are not treating this as an out-of-control wildfire but as a prescribed fire.

Size Up — Currently, the controlled fire has burned 600 acres of grass.

Incident Commander — Chief 7.

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New CA Wildfire | Gulch Fire | 1

Published Saturday, March 12, 2022, 2300 hours PT

Incident Summary — A wildfire named the GULCH FIRE is burning near Dorris Brownell Road and East Butte Valley Road, southeast of Dorris (Siskiyou County), California which ignited from an unknown source on Saturday around 1246 hours PT.

Cause — The cause is unknown and Fire investigators are currently investigating.

Size Up — The fire has burned approximately 40-plus acres and crews have reached a 10% containment status.

Resources — Resources from State, Federal, and local (including the Keno Fire Department) are assigned and currently engaging on the fire line.

Evacuations — Currently, none at this time.

Lead Fire Agency — CAL FIRE SKU

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Renton WA | Death Investigation

Published 12/11/2021 1430 PT

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON — Police Detectives are on the scene of a death investigation call located in the 300 block of Factory Avenue North in Renton, Washington.

Police PIO has confirmed three deceased persons inside the residence. The cause of their deaths is unknown and the Medical Examiner (ME) is en route to the scene.

No other information related to the reason why Police were originally dispatched to this residence was known.

This is a developing story. Check back with us for updates.

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Ventura Co Brush Fire Ignites | 1

Published 12/11/2021 1355 hours PT

OXNARD, CALIFORNIA — Ventura County Firefighters were dispatched on Saturday, December 11, 2021, to North Victoria Avenue for a brush fire at 1202 hours PT this afternoon. B15, B2, B61, C12, CPTR4, DOZ12, E61, HT61, ME3, ME5, ME66, ME67, OESWT12, VCAU1, and VNC1 were dispatched.

The fire can be seen from multiple locations and is said to be burning in the river bottom of the Santa Clara River, near the Victoria Avenue Bridge.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Seattle Fire Battles 2nd Alarm Blaze

Published 12/11/2021 0234 PT – Update 1

KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON — Firefighters were dispatched to an early morning blaze on Saturday, December 11, 2021, to the 1300 block of West Newton Street, Seattle, Washington at 0048 hours PT.

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Units dispatched to the scene were A5, AIR10, B2, B4, DEP1, E18, E2, E20, E41, E8, L4, L6, L8, M18, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10. A second alarm was requested at 0147 hours PT, bringing an additional three resources.

Significant events occurred during this fire operation.

  • Scaffolding on Floor 2 wobbling caused a hazard for all firefighters working on the fire ground, which prompted Command to set a Collapse zone.
  • Collapse zone was 1.5 times of the building height then reduced.
  • Fire began spreading throughout the building then through the roof.
  • Windows had to be broken out by crews to get water on the fire.
  • A second alarm during the incident.
  • A ladder pipe began operating around 0224 hours PT. (on the Alpha/Bravo side).
  • A metro bus was requested for Firefighter rehab.
  • Fire was wind-driven with winds coming out of the South, would then die down.
  • The incident clock was stopped at 0154 hours PT.
  • PAR was conducted and all members were accounted for.
  • Fire building – Was being fought as a defensive fire with no entry. 360* completed and collapse zone.

Firefighters were finding that this fire would be burning slowly for quite some time. This is due to be a long-duration incident. You can check our tweets on our *Live Coverage* on our Twitter page @nwfireblog Check back for more updates on this incident.

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WA | Wednesday News from the Fireground

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Here are the fire news headliners from each Department for Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE AND RESCUE

Volunteer Firefighter Opportunity | MVFR is looking for folks who wish to join this great Fire Agency as a Volunteer Firefighter. They are accepting applications for their February 2022 Training academy. The deadline is 12/31/2021. Application and details are located at http://www.mvfire.org.

BOEING FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Credit | Boeing Firefighters IAFF Local I-66

This morning, Moses Lake Firefighters, Boeing Firefighters IAFF local I-66 along with The Boeing Company, IAM District 751, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Collectively donated $5,000.00 for the Firefighters For Kids Foundation, a group that’s supported and operated by our Union Brothers and Sisters from the City of Moses Lake.

Annually, Firefighters work together in Moses Lake to collect and donate to local organizations in their local communities.

Boeing Fire would like to give a BIG shoutout to their Brothers Mike Miner, D.J. Sweet and Eddie Rogers, for their tireless efforts, dedication, time invested in this great organization, and making a difference in their location communities.

Way to Go, Firefighters! Thank you for what you are doing out there. YOU all ROCK!

ALL FIRE DEPARTMENTS

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Move Over Campaign | The S.E. Thurston Fire Authority on behalf of all Fire Departments would like to remind drivers to please slow down and move over in all areas of the State and pay attention to the road, conditions, other vehicles, and your surroundings. They wish you have a safe holiday so that you can go home to your family, friends and loved ones, including all First Responders.

Photo Credit | S.E. Thurston Fire Authority

EAST PIERCE FIRE DEPARTMENT

New Apparatus | In 2018, citizens approved a bond for the Fire Department to purchase new apparatus to be added to their current aging fleet.

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As of today, these two Pierce Enforcer Pumpers by Pierce Mfg and Hughes Fire Equipment Inc, Engines 111 and E116 have made it to their new FD destinations and citizens will soon these two responding to calls soon. These are the two remaining engines that will be replacing two aging apparatus and everyone will soon the aging fleet as a faded memory. The East Pierce Firefighters IAFF Local 3520 says, “We can’t THANK our citizens enough for approving the 2018 bond to allow us to purchase these engines and build new fire stations.”

WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE

Photo Credit | WPFR

It Takes a Village | The behind-the-scenes look of those who work in the maintenance unit of the Facilities Department were seen in action, spreading Holiday Cheer by installing holiday lights and adding the four bright blue stars that shine in honor of the Fallen Four, remembering and honoring the lives of the four Lakewood Police Officers.

The Fire Department wishes to THANK these amazing employees whose everyday actions in keeping all facilities well-cared for and the exterior beautified and maintained. Your tireless efforts, dedication and commitment do not go unnoticed. KUDOS!

MARYSVILLE FIRE DISTRICT

Move Ups | Firefighter Hayley Peterson, wife and mother is being recognized by her Fire Department for graduating from the Snohomish County Fire Training Center after being promoted to a Career Firefighter in June of this year. She was awarded the Training Academy’s Lion’s Heart Award, for her grit, determination and perseverance in reaching her goals.

Captain Ricky Williamson completed his Company Officer training at the Training Academy and has been promoted to this well-deserved rank.

MFD Captain Chad Hale will take on a new bigger role at the Academy next year, after serving as their Training Officer.

Photo Credit | MFD

CAMANO ISLAND FIRE AND RESCUE

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Transitioning | CIFR FF Bradford is leaving the Agency to head over to Redmond Fire. His last shift was today. Photo Credit | CIFR

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News from the Fire Ground | WA

Hello from the NW Fire Blog team and Welcome to our newest pilot News Series! Watch our postings on other States/Global areas due to come online and keep those updates on your Social Media channels coming so those can see all of the great things you are doing in your communities and around the Globe.

This post includes News and events from all of our Fire Departments across Washington State on this Monday, December 6, 2021.

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BENTON COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES

Calling all 9-1-1 Dispatcher Angels — The Southeast Communications Center more commonly known as SECOMM is currently hiring Emergency Communications. Visit their website here –> http://www.wearerichland.org or you can check out these Angels in action –> https://www.facebook.com/BentonCountyEmergencyServices/videos/895636091346304

A Milestone Celebrated — SECOMM employee, Tim Harter celebrates his 20-year anniversary on December 1st.

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CodeRED Alert System Testing — On Wednesday, December 8th at 1625 hours PT, the Benton and Franklin County Emergency Management will conduct a test of the CodeRED Mass Notification System.

“CodeRED is an “opt-in” Mass Notification System designed to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. The system allows us to deliver emergency messages through voice, text, or e-mail. Notification via Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) is also available. Residents can sign up to receive alerts in English, Spanish, Russian or Chinese (preferred language is chosen when you sign up). Benton County residents can sign up at www.bces.wa.gov” – BCEMS

BOTHELL FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Train Like Your Life Depends on It — BFD Technical Rescue Team also known as TRT trained members within their Fire Department on vital skills to prepare them for when they arrive first on-scene. TRT members respond to all technical water / confined spaces / heavy and high angle rescue calls.

EAST PIERCE FIREFIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 3520

A Second Calling — We thought being a firefighter was pretty great, but an artist too? Wow. How lucky are the East Pierce Fire Department? This photo was taken of a drawing on their station’s whiteboard by Artist, ehem, I mean Probationary Firefighter Morton.

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Credit | EPF IAFF Local 3520

EASTSIDE FIRE & RESCUE

2021 Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund Food Drive — There were 252 First Due Movers red totes were filled with food donations, in addition to a collection of cash, checks, and Venmo payments for a whopping $2,843.00. Gift cards totaled $6,825.00 with 76 additionally with unknown amounts. Wow! That’s what SUCCESS looks like for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley Bank.

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EVERETT FIRE DEPARTMENT

Heroes Breakfast Fundraiser — The Everett Firefighters Association (EFFA) is fundraising for the American Red Cross Northwest Region’s Annual Heroes Breakfast virtual event on December 9, 2021. The EFFA’s goal is $2,500. They have raised over half towards this goal but you can help them raise the roof and help even more people.

Learn more about how the Red Cross is helping those impacted in the Everett area and in other locations around the northwest.

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GIG HARBOR FIRE & MEDIC ONE

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A new Chief — The Department adds a new employee to their Department with Perry Oldenburg, as their new Assistant Chief of Admin and Finance. He started on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Bio: Chief Oldenburg

“Chief Oldenburg worked for the Boise Fire Department for just under 30 years. His career started in Union leadership (shop steward, grievance committee, executive board, vice-president, president) and finished as a Chief Officer. He served as a Deputy Chief for 12 years and had the opportunity to oversee and manage multiple divisions (6) within the department in a wide range of diverse program areas.Chief Oldenburg is also a retired military officer who completed 22 years in the Army/National Guard. He attended Officer Candidate School and rotary-wing (helicopter) flight training and spent most of his career as an AH-64 Apache helicopter Company Commander. The final 4 years of his military career involved fixed-wing (plane) qualification and the transportation of senior military officers from all branches of service.”

GRANT COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #5

Proper Child Seat Tips — Here’s a great example of why to take your children’s coats off before buckling up. For any child seat questions or to schedule a free car seat inspection, reach out to Captain Sean Killion or Battalion Chief Bob Horst at 765-3175.

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IAFF NEWS

New Members! — Tri-Med Professional EMTs based out of Kent, Washington were named as the IAFF’s newest members under Local I-98. Pictured in the photo is Tri-Med Professional EMT President Don Cheyette and VP Emily Lewis. The EMTs of this EMS organization work with 10 of the IAFFs Puget Sound area affiliates delivering service in King County.

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LACEY FIRE DISTRICT #3

Swapping Rigs Tonight — Santa Claus swapped out his sleigh for a shiny red fire truck and riding in style in the Lacey Lighted Parade, where Mother Nature tried to rain on his parade but did not succeed.

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PUYALLUP EXTRICATION TEAM

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Tool Sale — The Puyallup Extrication group is selling their last set of Hurst Hydraulic Tools.

This non-profit organization consists of 13 professional Firefighters that teach the latest techniques in “Auto Extrication”. If you are interested in what they do and/or in the sale of their tools, you can visit them on Facebook @thpxteam

“Our group has instructed several Fire & Rescue agencies over the past 11 years including departments from Canada, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. In addition to instructing we have also been competing nationally as well as internationally since 2000 in TERC vehicle rescue competitions. Vehicle extrication is the rescue skill of disentangling and removal of patients who are trapped in severe automobile accidents.”

SHORELINE FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Night Drills — Shoreline FD firefighters received an early Christmas gift from a local business community member, Pulte Homes who donated the old Westminister Church building to conduct night drills. Firefighters will be conducting training on this building on December 16, 20 and 21, 2021, from 1600 – 2100 hours PT and promise they won’t be using any operating saws or loud equipment past 1900 hours.

If you have a structure that needs to be demolished, Shoreline Fire is looking for donated buildings to train on and this could also be a tax writeoff for you. It’s a win-win for all. Check out more details in how you can help the SFD, by calling them at 206-533-6501 or by visiting them in person at 17525 Aurora Avenue North in Shoreline, Washington 98133.

SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Wood-Working Santa Visits the Fire Station — A tradition at Station #5 seems to be the happy receiver of a woodcarver Santa who stops by to deliver his gifts to firefighters who then are visited by many volunteer agencies by spreading the Holiday joy to Santa’s children everywhere.

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WEST PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE

The Faces Behind a Great Fire Agency — Great wishes from a great Fire Department. Check out the faces behind this amazing Fire Department.

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WEST VALLEY FIRE – RESCUE

Holiday Command — The firefighters from the Yakima County Fire District #12/West Valley Fire were staging at the Roots Nursery on 67th and Teiton Drive with their truck adorned in Holiday colorful lights.

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Have an event, happening, or just plain news to share with the rest of the world? Send your tips to nwfireblog@yahoo.com.

Thank you for reading and visiting our site today. Stay safe everyone!

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WA | Red Apple Fire | 4

UPDATE 4 – JULY 14, 2021 – 2000 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A fast-moving wildfire has ignited in the 3300 block of Red Apple Road, about three miles SE of Cashmere (Chelan County), Washington

The fire is now renamed as the RED APPLE FIRE was formerly known as the IRISH LANE FIRE.

It was reported on Tuesday, July 13th at 1656 hours PT.

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Credit | Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

RESOURCES

The following resources have been dispatched CHELAN-25 CHELAN-26 CHELAN-27 CHELAN-60 CREW-74 E-4101 E-4103 E-4104 E-4105 E-4201 E-4203 E-6695 E-6696 PATROL-604 with IC Escobar as of 7/13/2021 @ 1930 hours PT.

As of this evening and per the WA DNR CAD system, resources currently assigned are the CHELAN-60 DIV-25 DIV-6101 E-351 E-4101 E-4105 E-6695 KIT-15 KLICK-16 PATROL-604.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators Include WA DNR (Lead Agency), the Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, Chelan County Emergency Management, Seventh Day Adventist Church, American Red Cross, Chelan County Sheriff.

CURRENT STATUS

7,000 acres. 0% contained.

1,500 homes under evacuation orders.

Chelan County Sheriff’s Detectives and Chelan County Fire Marshal’s Office, along with BLM Fire Investigators worked as a team to write and serve a warrant on a home, suspected to be where the fire originated at. This is a continued active investigation.

State mobilization approved on July 13, 2021, when the fire had reached 4,000 acres. Last night, fire crews assigned to the Monitor area were faced with fierce fire and strong winds, along with structure protection.

EVACUATIONS IN PROGRESS

LEVEL 3 (GO NOW)

  • East side of Birch Mtn Rd
  • Birch View Lane
  • Ohme Garden Road
  • OHME Gardens
  • Buck Haven Lane
  • Sky Crest lane
  • Kimberly Court
  • McMullun Lane
  • Billy Goat Lane
  • Every resident and business on north side of Easy Street
  • US Highways 2 and 97, all the way to Warm Springs Canyon Road
  • American Fruit to School Street
  • Rolling Hills Lane to Burch Mountain
  • East side of Burch Mountain Road

LEVEL 2 (GET SET)

  • North of American Fruit Road
  • North of Easy Street and Hwy 2
  • Birch Mtn Road
  • Warner Canyon
  • Nahahum Canyon
  • Swakane

LEVEL 1 (GET READY)

  • Red Apple Road, northeast side of Hwy 2.
  • South of American Fruit Road
  • Easy Street, from Burch Mtn to Hwy 2

SHELTER

Red Cross Shelter

  • Seventh Day Adventist Church, 508 N Western Avenue. (Humans)

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WA | Irish Lane Fire | 3

UPDATE 3 – JULY 13, 2021 – 2155 PT

Credit: Lake Wenatchee F&R

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A fast-moving wildfire has ignited in the 3300 block of Red Apple Road between Monitor and Cashmere (Chelan County), Washington, named the IRISH LANE FIRE.

It was reported on Tuesday, July 13th at 1656 hours PT.

Cause is unknown at this time.

RESOURCES DISPATCHED

The following resources have been dispatched CHELAN-25 CHELAN-26 CHELAN-27 CHELAN-60 CREW-74 E-4101 E-4103 E-4104 E-4105 E-4201 E-4203 E-6695 E-6696 PATROL-604 with IC Escobar as of 7/13/2021 @ 1930 hours PT.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Incident Cooperators Include the Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue, Chelan County Emergency Management, Seventh Day Adventist Church, American Red Cross, Chelan County Sheriff.

SIZE UP

This is the IRISH LANE FIRE. It has already burned 200 acres and is growing rapidly. Previously reported in the WA DNR Wildcad at 300 acres, but has since been reduced back down.

FIRE TIMELINE

  • 3rd alarm (unknown time requested)
  • 2nd alarm at 1909 hours PT.
  • 1st alarm at 1856 hours PT.
Credit: Lake Wenatchee F&R

EVACUATIONS IN PROGRESS

LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) > for all businesses and residences north of Easy Street from US 2 to Warm Springs Canyon Road.

LEVEL 2 (GET SET) > For homes above Easy Street from Eagle Rock.

LEVEL 1 (GET READY) > Red Apple Road, northeast side of Hwy 2.

SHELTER

Red Cross Shelter as of 2130 hours PT at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 508 N Western Avenue.

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