CA’s Glass Fire | Sit Rep 5

GLASS FIRE | NAPA COUNTY, CA

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Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

SIT REP 5 | OCTOBER 3, 2020 | SATURDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire-turned firestorm ignited on Sunday, September 28th  in the Deer Park community near the 3400 block of St. Helena Hwy.  It is burning about 13 miles northwest of Napa in both Napa and Sonoma Counties in California.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels are timber, brush and tall grass.

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Riley the Therapy Dog making his rounds. | Photo Credit | CAL FIRE

CURRENT STATUS

 Fire Behavior | Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, short-range spotting, flanking and wind-driven and has burned across both counties.  it is also fueled by low moisture, very warm and dry weather.

Response | There are a total of 2,773 personnel along with 27 crews,  23 helicopters, 408 engines, 66 dozers and 49 water tenders.

Operations | Firefighters are aggressively working to mop-up in some areas, while operating to construct and reinforce existing control lines.

Size Up | Fire has burned 63,450 acres and there is a 15% containment status.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Damage Assessment | 163 structures damaged. 826 destroyed. Total Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $19,600,000.

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Heroes Feeding Heroes | Photo Credit | World Central Kitchen

NAPA COUNTY INFO

Evacuations | https://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/ 

Animal Shelter |  www.napacart.org

Shelter | Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

EOC Info | https://www.countyofnapa.org/2994/Glass-Fire

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E558 saving a flag. | Photo Credit | Fremont FD

PETALUMA

Shelters

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (Room for parked cars and RV’s) 175 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building(Shelter and TEP) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South
  • Petaluma Community Center (Limited Space Available) : 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University (Congregate shelter and non-congregate dorms with non-congregate dorm priority given to COVID-vulnerable residents) Parking Lot G, Gymnasium, 1801 East Cotati Avenue

CITY OF CALISTOGA

Evacuations |  https://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/

SONOMA COUNTY

Evacuations – Sonoma County | https://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l

Animal Shelter | http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/animal-evacuation.php

Shelters  | Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Drive.

EOC Info | https://www.countyofnapa.org/2994/Glass-Fire

SANTA ROSA

Evacuations – Santa Rosa | https://local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department/

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Photo Credit | Sonoma County SO

Shelters

  • A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street
  • Finley Community Center (Must pre-screen at a TEP prior to admitting) 2060 W College Avenue
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (Shelter and TEP) 1351 Maple Avenue

EOC Info | https://www.countyofnapa.org/2994/Glass-Fire

PUBLIC SAFETY RESOURCES

Command | Unified Command: CAL FIRE Sonoma Lake Napa, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa Fire Department and Santa Rosa Police Department.

Incident Cooperators | County of Sonoma, Napa Co OES, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE, City of Santa Rosa, Red Cross Northern California Coastal, San Francisco PD, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Fire Department, San Marin Fire District, BLM, Sonoma Valley Fire Authority, AMR, OES, PG&E, CDCR, CHP, CAL TRANS, CA State Parks and World Central Kitchen; Joseph Elfelt (fire mapping).

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EVACUEES

Facebook – Mark Yourself Safe – Crisis Response Page | Let your loved ones know that you are safe by visiting Facebook’s Safety Check, The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, USA 

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/341468923832604/friends/?alias=341468923832604&source=notif_friend_safe&notif_id=1601342631082331&notif_t=crisis_status&ref=notif

Find a Red Cross Shelter | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Disaster Recovery | https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/2020-wildfires/california-wildfire-assistance.html

Children-Public Health | State of California

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Post0Fire Resources | UCCE Sonoma County

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/3/2020 2110 PT

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | 4

GLASS FIRE | NAPA COUNTY, CA

SIT REP 4 | SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY |   A fast-moving brush fire-turned firestorm ignited on Sunday, September 28th  in the Deer Park community near the 3400 block of St. Helena Hwy., in Napa County, California.  It is burning about 13 miles northwest of Napa.   Fire fuels are timber, brush and tall grass.

CURRENT STATUS |  Fire behavior is extreme that is wind-driven with group torching and short-range spotting.  Crews have reached a 2% containment status, but 44,600 acres have been destroyed.

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom declared Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties a State of Emergency.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | County of Sonoma, Napa Co OES, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE, City of Santa Rosa, Red Cross Northern California Coastal, San Francisco PD, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Fire Department, San Marin Fire District, BLM, Sonoma Valley Fire Authority, AMR, OES, PG&E, CDCR, CHP, CAL TRANS, CA State Parks and World Central Kitchen; Joseph Elfelt (fire mapping).

CAL FIRE | PG&E and CAL FIRE crews work to clear a burned out  tree that has fallen down on to the roadway.

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Photo Credit | Sonoma Co SO

San Francisco FD | 5 strike teams are working on the Glass and Zogg wildfires

World Central Kitchen | Relief Team at the Sonoma Fairgrounds delivering lunches to evacuees in the Santa Rosa and Petaluma areas. They will be taking volunteers. (Source WCK 9/28/2020)

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Photo Credit | WCK

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Photo Credit | WCK

Eagle Field FD | Crews bring out their restored 1942 Fire engine to hit hot spots in St. Helena. (HEROIC!)

Staffing | There are 2,099 total personnel along with 25 crews, 16 helos, 261 engines, 71 bulldozers and 31 water tenders.

Incident Command |  Currently,  in Unified Command with CAL FIRE SLU, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa PD and FD.

ALERTS

The previously issued evacuation warning for all areas west of SR29/128 (Foothill Blvd) to the county line, between Diamond Mountain Road and Petrified Forest Road has been upgraded to an evacuation order.

In addition to this evacuation order, there is a new evacuation warning in effect for:

  • West of Highway 128 (Foothill Blvd) to the county line
  • North of Petrified Forest Road to the county line

Evacuation centers are open at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street in Napa, CA as well as Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa.

Individuals who are seeking shelter are reminded to bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits, and adhere to physical distancing. The centers will be open only to individuals who are impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be in place.

Evacuation map: https://arcg.is/05WKKK

Individuals who are seeking shelter are reminded to bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits, and adhere to physical distancing. The centers will be open only to individuals who are impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be in place.

Address/Location
Napa County OES
1195 3rd St
Napa, CA 94559

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-299-1892

(Source:  NIXEL – https://local.nixle.com/alert/8272022/)

EVACUATIONS

Napa County Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/

City of Calistoga Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/

Sonoma County Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l

Santa Rosa Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department/

SHELTERS

Napa County Evacuation Center

  • Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

Sonoma County Current Evacuation Center Information:

Petaluma

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (at capacity) 175 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Petaluma Veteran’s Building(at capacity) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South
  • Petaluma Community Center (Limited Space Available) : 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University (Congregate shelter and non-congregate dorms with non-congregate dorm priority given to COVID-vulnerable residents) Parking Lot G, Gymnasium, 1801 East Cotati Avenue

Santa Rosa

  • A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street
  • Finley Community Center (Must pre-screen at a TEP prior to admitting) 2060 W College Avenue
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (Shelter and TEP) 1351 Maple Avenue

Sonoma

  • Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Dr

ROAD CLOSURES

Sonoma County

Local Emergency Operations Center Information:

(Source:   CAL FIRE)

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR EVACUEES

Facebook – Mark Yourself Safe – Crisis Response Page

Let your loved ones know that you are safe by visiting Facebook’s Safety Check, The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, USA 

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/341468923832604/friends/?alias=341468923832604&source=notif_friend_safe&notif_id=1601342631082331&notif_t=crisis_status&ref=notif

Find a Red Cross Shelter

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Disaster Recovery

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/2020-wildfires/california-wildfire-assistance.html

Children-Public Health | State of California

outdoor kids playground

Post0Fire Resources | UCCE Sonoma County

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DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Napa County | There have been 52 homes and 2 businesses destroyed with 17 minor structures damaged.

Sonoma County | 28 homes and 15 other minor structures have been destroyed.

Cost-to-Date | CTD fire suppression and containment status are at a low $1,500,000 but we believe it may be even higher amount. It may take awhile to assess all damage that has occurred in both Counties.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/29/2020 2040 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 3 (PM REPORT)

GLASS FIRE | DEER PARK, CA

Photo Credit | Southern Marin Fire District FC Chris Tubbs

The faces behind some of the crews fighting this wildfire proudly rep SMFD’s  Engine 9 and Battalion 1 units.

SIT REP 3 | SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY:  A fast-moving brush fire-turned firestorm ignited on Sunday, September 28th  in the Deer Park community near the 3400 block of St. Helena Hwy., in Napa County, California.  The cause is unknown and under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS:  36,236 acres. 0% contained. 1,466 personnel with 26 crews,  5 helicopters, 200 engines, 57 dozers and 22 water tenders.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS | Napa Co Sheriff’s Office, County of Sonoma, Napa Co OES, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE, City of Santa Rosa, Red Cross Northern California Coastal, San Francisco PD, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Sonoma County Fire Department

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ALERTS

City of Calistoga – Entire City under Mandatory

The City of Calistoga in coordination with the County of Napa has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the entire City. Stay tuned to City and County Nixle alerts for additional information. Current open evacuation routes include Route 29 South and North, and 128 North.

If seeking shelter at a County Evacuation facility please proceed to Crosswalk Church at 2590 First Street, Napa or Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa. This shelter practices all Covid-19 mitigation measures so please bring/wear your mask and other appropriate materials (I.e. hand sanitizer)

At this time there has been no damage or loss within the City limits but significant damage has occurred in the surrounding area. CalFire, Napa County Fire, and the Calistoga Fire Department are working the fire situation closely. We will continue to update residents via Nixle on a regular basis.

This will continue to serve as the official communication tool for residents. Do not rely on nor forward any unverified social media posts for information. Stay safe and stay alert.

Evacuation map: https://arcg.is/05WKKK

This is now a Mandatory Evacuation Order for the entire City of Calistoga until further notice.

Evacuation Orders –> https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=83d73b75423c4201aecd08e15fa8e6e7&extent=-13659550.3695%2C4639276.2578%2C-13602069.7242%2C4670156.8172%2C102100 (Source: City of Calistoga/NIXLE)

RESOURCES FOR EVACUEES

Facebook – Mark Yourself Safe – Crisis Response Page

Let your loved ones know that you are safe by visiting Facebook’s Safety Check, The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, USA 

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/341468923832604/friends/?alias=341468923832604&source=notif_friend_safe&notif_id=1601342631082331&notif_t=crisis_status&ref=notif

Find a Red Cross Shelter

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Disaster Recovery

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief/2020-wildfires/california-wildfire-assistance.html

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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

3 Fires-in-1 | The SHADY FIRE and BOYSEN FIRE merged into the GLASS FIRE/INCIDENT creating one big firestorm.

Iconic – Historic Structures | 143 wineries are in the evacuation zone. Losses of the Calistoga Ranch, Meadowood Resort, Blackrock Inn, Chateau Boswell, Fairwinds Estate, Newton Vineyard, Castello di Amorosa (Castle survived) and Hourglass.

North of San Francisco | 68,420 homes have been evacuated. 13, 169 homes in the evacuation zone.

City of Calistoga | The whole City is under mandatory evacuations.  This City has about

Location of Calistoga in Napa County, California.5,247 residents as of the 2019 Census. The Calistoga economy is mostly made up of the Solage Resort, Calistoga Joint Unified School District, Indian Springs and the Calistoga Spa Hot Springs. Neighboring large vineyards are the Sterling Vineyards. Calistoga is said to be at the most northern portion of the Napa Valley.  It ‘s history is known for being California’s Wine Country.  There are many wineries a short distance from one another, making it easy for tourists to visit. (Wikipedia)

Infrastructure | PG&E shuts down some power grids.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/28/2020 2100 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 2 (AM Report)

GLASS FIRE | DEER PARK, CA

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Photo Credit | Napa County Sheriff Office

SIT REP 2 | SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY:   A brush fire started on Sunday, September 27th just before 0500 hours PT in the 200 block of North Fork Crystal Spring Road in Deer Park (Napa County), California.  The cause is unknown and under investigation by local Fire and Law Enforcement authorities.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:  While the GLASS FIRE/INCIDENT was burning, two additional fires ignited and merged in with this one, making it for a super Firestorm. The fire has quadrupled in size overnight.

FIRE RESPONSE:   There are 1,070 total personnel with 26 crews, with 5 helicopters, 133 engines, 35 dozers and 22 water tenders.  CAL FIRE IMT2 has been activated.

CURRENT STATUS:  Fire has destroyed 11,000 acres. 0% contained. PG&E cut power to 65,000 homes as a precaution.

ST.  HELENA HOSPITAL:  55 patients were evacuated last night from the hospital. They are said to be safe.

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EVACUATIONS – SHELTERS

  • Evacuations –> Napa County OES –>  https://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/
  • Evacuations –> City of Calistoga –>  https://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/
  • Evacuations –> Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office –> https://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l
  • Shelter –> Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA
  • Evacuation Point –> A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street, Santa Rosa
  • Shelter –> Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (accepting sheltering in cars and RVs. Not ready for congregant sheltering at this point.) 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Sonoma.
  • Shelter –> Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma.
  • Evacuation Point, Shelter –> Petaluma Veteran’s Building (Temporary Evacuation Point and shelter) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma.

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA | EYEWITNES ACCOUNTS

“Lots of ash, some of it quite large is falling in Santa Rosa.” – News Media

Foothills Elementary, Dorcas, Community Hall and surrounding homes have been destroyed.” – Fire News Media.

Fire approaches the outskirts of Santa Rosa.” – Media

REPORTED LOSSES (UNCONFIRMED) VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Deer Park

Foothills Elementary – Fire Reporter

Dorcas – Fire Reporter

Community Hall – Fire Reporter

St. Helena

Glass Mountain Inn – upscale bed and breakfast – Media

Calistoga

Calistoga Ranch- Media

Structures adjacent to Highway 29 between Calistoga and St. Helena. – Media

Chateau Boswell Winery

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/28/2020 1200 PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLASS FIRE | CALIFORNIA | SIT REP 1

GLASS FIRE | EAST OF CALISTOGA, CA

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SIT REP | SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 | SUNDAY

INCIDENT SUMMARY

0444 | Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit firefighters on-scene at 20 acre vegetation fire with dangerous rate-of-spread near 200 block of North Fork Crystal Springs Road in Deer Park. (CAL FIRE)

The cause is unknown and under investigation by CAL FIRE.

CURRENT FIRE OPERATIONS, STATUS

0742 | Fire is 800 acres. 0% containment. Winds are expected throughout the day as forcasted. Evacuations are in effect. (CAL FIRE)

1011 | Fire jumped Silverado Trail and Calistoga. Police called it in to Dispatch. (Twitter)

1027 | Another fire is sparked near SR 12 near the Deerfield Ranch winery in Kenwood. (CHP)

1035 | Retardant drops above the Davis Winery are being made. (Twitter)

1056 | Fire crews are on the eastside Napa Valley, east of Silverado Trail cross of Bale Lane.  Burnout operations are being conduct

1132 | Active fire in area near Bell Canyon. Burning back on itself as it backs down into the canyon. Resources trying to hold it from coming up the ridge to Deer Park Road. Winds are gusty but not strong. (Media)

1150 | Fire is at 1,000 acres. 0% contained. Public information 707-967-4207.

1159 | Smoky haze covering the Cameros in the southern Napa Valley. (Media)

1201 | Fire grows to 1,000 acres. 0% contained. (Media)

1204 | Fire above the Winery. Retardant being laid down above it. (Twitter)

 

1210 | Air quality declining in Sonoma County.  (Twitter)

1234 | Division Alpha –> Right Flank.  Has Deer Park and Silverado Trail.  Fire running downhill from Alpha to Whiskey Division. (IC)

1238 | Tankers working retardant down towards Bell Canyon Reservoir. (Twitter)

1249 | 1000 acres. 0% contained. (CAL FIRE)

1253 | 1200 acres. 0% contained. (CAL FIRE)

RESOURCES

0643 | Strike Team is deployed. (CAL FIRE CZU)

1027 | All stations are fully staffed, including E22 – a wildland engine.  They are also committed to this incident.  (Santa Rosa FD)

1141 | VLATs are on the fire and working steadily. (Twitter)

1205 | Resources are still arriving on-scene (Twitter)

1210 | Tanker 227 ETA 1257 PT (Scanner Feed)

1215 | 2 additional Strike Team Type 3 requested (Scanner Feed)

1222 | Task Force 2399 from Sonoma County is en route to incident. (IC)

1243 | CA National Guard members deployed. H-60 Black Hawk, GUARD 847 landed at Ukiah for fuel then 30 ETA. (Eight One ECHO)

EVACUATIONS

0450 |  Deer Park Rd to Crystal Springs Road. (CAL FIRE)

0453 | St. Helena Hospital to shelter-in-place. (Twitter)

Photo Credit | Napa County Sheriff’s Office

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0604 | Silverado Trail cross to Larkmead Lane through to Deer Park Road. Community of Deer Park. (CAL FIRE)

0618 | All of Crystal Springs Road and North Fork Crystal Springs Road. (CAL FIRE)

0646 | Eastside of Silverado Trail from Larkmead Road to Deer Park Road. Both sides of Deer Park Road up to Crestmont including Sanitarium Road. (CAL FIRE)

0706 | College Avenue at Howell Mtn Road to White Cottage Rd; all of Freisen Drive. All roads west of College Avenue and Freisen Driven. All of Lommel Road. (CAL FIRE)

Photo Credit | Napa County Sheriff’s Office

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0908 | SHELTER –> Crosswalk Community Church –> 2590 First Street, Napa. (CAL FIRE)

0911 | Ambulance strike team, fire units called to evacuate Adventist Health St. Helena Hospital to evacuate. (Media)

0940 | San Francisco FD puts out a call out on Social Media for an immediate need for Medic Mutual Aid. 4 of their own Medic units and a Rescue Captain is dispatched to St. Helena Hospital to help with evacuation of the hospital. (SFFD)

0941 | Adventist Health Hospital in St. Helena being fully evacuated. (Media)

1052 | Napa CART (Napa Community Animal Rescue Team) has been activated.  Call 707-732-1555 with animal evacuation. (Napa CART)

1107 | St. Helena Hospital calling for all EMS, Medics to help evacuate the hospital. (Twitter)

1245 | East side of Silverado Trail from Lommel Road north to Picket Road to include all addresses on Picket Road. (CAL FIRE)

 

Photo  Credit | San Francisco FD Image

HORSE EVACUATIONS  –> Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association. 1200 Foster Road, Napa. Call Ahead –> 707-732-1555 before you arrive. (Napa Valley Horsemen’s Assoc)

PET SHELTER –> Napa County Animal Services. 942 Hartle Ct. Call ahead 707-253-4382. Write your # on belly with sharpie Heart. (Napa County Animal Services)

PET RESCUE –> Animal Evacuations. Call 707-732-1555. (Napa Community Animal Rescue Team)

HUMAN EVACUATIONS –> Call 9-1-1 or Napa Dispatch. 707-253-4517 for assistance.

PET CARRIERS –> Don’t have a carrier? You can use a pillow case. (Halter Project – @halterproject) https://www.halterproject.org/blog/panchos-pillowcase-evacuation-practice

1400 | Adventist Health Hospital in St. Helena suspends on a temporary basis all patient care services and surgeries due to fire in nearby area.

WEATHER

1201 | Wind howling periodically in Boyes Hot Springs. Smoke increasing. (Twitter)

1325 | RED FLAG WARNING for mountains and valleys in Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. 0500 – 1700 tomorrow. (NWS)

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INFRASTRUCTURE

POWER SHUTDOWNS –> PG&E Conducts Public Safety Power Shutoffs in Response to High-Wind Event, Scope of Event Reduced to 65k. First Wave of 11k Public Safety Power Shutoffs Completed Sunday Morning; Second Wave of 54k Customers in Central Sierra Begins Sunday Afternoon

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CLOSURES

ROAD CLOSURES –>  Multiple local roadway closures. Visit 511.org (511 SF Bay)

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/27/2020 1440 PT

RIVERSIDE FIRE | OR | SIT REP 2

RIVERSIDE FIRE | SE of Estacada (Clackamas Co), Oregon

PC:  Clackamas County Sheriff Office

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVERSIDE FIRE started on September 8, 2020, from an unknown human-caused ignition.  The investigation is ongoing and information has not be released to the public or some of their preliminary findings.

At this time, we have not found correlated evidence or information from verifiable sources reporting as such.  However, there are some that are reporting arson on all of the wildfires.  We will wait for the official cause and if Officials use the word arson, then we will bring that information to you.

It is burning approximately one-half mile southeast of Estacada in the State of Oregon in timber, brush and short grass on top of steep terrain.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior has continued to be moderate with creeping, single-tree torching and smoldering.  It appears there are no isolated torching going on as it was in yesterday’s report.

PC: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

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Approximately, 135,401 acres have been destroyed along with 53 structures.

Resources include:  458 total personnel along with 12 crews, 21 engines and 3 helicopters.   More Task Forces and a flooding of additional resources are expected to enter the area as soon as tomorrow.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Those whom are partnering or working to support this wildfire incident include:  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside Fire, IMT SWA Team 1, OR FMO, USFS, BLM (Bureau of Land Mgmt) and the OR DOT, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Gresham Fire.

PC:  HFR sent 7 members tasked with structure protection as part of the Washington County Task Force near Estacada.

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Additional resources and equipment are expected to continue to arrive and assist current personnel on this incident.

– ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS –

Evacuations  —> 503.655.8224 or http://www.clackamas.us/wildfires

Fire Community Meeting –> Held this evening at 6pm.  Recording fb.com/riversidefireinfo

Questions? –> Call 503.228.7805 or Email 2020.riverside@firenet.gov

Air Quality  –> oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

Closures –> TripCheck.com

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TFR in Effect –> No Drones in Fire Zones

Help firefighters and other responders stay safe by not flying your drone over wildfires or burned areas. This can prevent firefighters from successfully completing search operations

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Stop spreading misinformation about people starting these [OR} wildfires.” – Clackamas County Sheriff Office, Clackamas County Government

PC: Clackamas County Sheriff

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“Half of the town of Talent burned to the ground but my parent’s home was saved.” – Daughter of a Talent resident.

“The fire is devastated.  The [Fire] took only minutes to burn, but a lifetime of 8 years to build.” – Media about a homeowner in Molalla.

“Several homes and a church were leveled by fire that torn through the Hillockburn area.” – Media

“Fire described as historic for Clackamas County.” – Media

RIVERSIDE FIRE IN FIRE IMAGES

Clackamas County Sheriff Office | The “team” is compromised of many incident cooperators including radio operators, search and rescue teams, fire weather and ground resources.  Without them, it would difficult to locate the missing, to communicate and fight/ contain these destructive fire storms.

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Gresham Firefighters | Crews deploy around the State including this [fire] which are tasked with direct fire attack, cutting fire line to protect unburned area, structure preps and extinguishing hot spots.

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Washington County Task Force | Members are made up from various Fire Agencies that include Hillsboro FD, Gaston FD, Cornelius FD, Forest Grove FD and TVFR.

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Mt Hood National Park | Fire spots across Hwy 211 on 9/9, about 2 air miles from Estacada. Taken on 9/13/2020.

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Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office | 10-15 miles from Molalla Forest Corridor. Taken 9/14/2020.

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Mt. Hood National Forest | Near Estacada. Photo taken on 9/10/2020 when the fire was at 125,000 acres.

Smoke darkens the sky above the Riverside Fire on September 8, 2020 on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. Credit: USDA Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest

Photo taken on September 11, 2020 when the fire was 1/2 mile from Estacada and SE 6 miles from Molalla.

Smoke billows above the Riverside Fire on September 8, 2020 on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. Credit: USDA Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue | The Washington County Task Force work together to pick up the port-a-tank after a long day’s work on 9/12/2020.

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OREGON FIRE | SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE | SIT REP 1

SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE | BLM – MEDFORD DISTRICT

A bull dozer and helicpter work in tandem on a control line.

PC:  BLM

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE started on September 8, 2020 at 1359 (1:5pm) PT from an unknown cause, which is currently under investigation.

The fire is burning in Jackson County, about five miles east of Eagle Point, Oregon.

Fire fuels include:  Timber, brush and logging slash.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is active with uphill wind-driven runs, mid-range spotting and group tree torching.

About 30,503 acres have been scorched.  Fire crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.

Smokes continues to keep air assets grounded on Saturday. Some clearing of smoke was anticipated today. However, a dry cold front was due to move in. A RED FLAG WARNING was issued today from 1500 – 2000 (3pm – 8pm) for gusty winds, low RH and conditions becoming unstable.  All are big concerns for Fire Managers, which are generally understandable.

Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $2.3 Million Dollars.

RESOURCES

There are 623 total personnel assigned to this incident.   The OR DOF – Medford Unit is the lead agency on this with the PNW Team 8, an IMT 2 team is managing this wildfire.

There are approximately 15 crews, 22 engines and 12 helicopters that are assisting from the ground to the air.

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 –> Shady Cove, Trail and Butte Falls

HOW TO HELP IMPACTED COMMUNITIES

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OREGON WILDFIRE | RIVERSIDE FIRE | SIT REP 1

RIVERSIDE FIRE | SE of Estacada (Clackamas Co), Oregon

PC:  USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats area.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVERSIDE FIRE started on September 8, 2020 which was human caused.  The ignition source has not been released and appears this is an on-going investigation.

Fire fuels include timber, brush and short grass on top of steep terrain.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has destroyed 133,799 acres and remains at a zero containment status.  Fire behavior is moderate with creeping, single tree and isolated torching.

The  BEACHIE CREEK FIRE and this wildfire merging are of great concern as both  are only one-mile apart from one another.

Fire Officials say the RIVERSIDE FIRE is their number one priority for resources.  Currently, the State has depleted all of their fire personnel and equipment resources due to so many incidents burning in the State of Oregon.

A County-wide Community Meeting was held on Sunday at 1400 hours discussing the Fire, Public Health and other important information.

53 structures have been reportedly lost with a total in fire suppression and containment expenses up to $850,000 cost-to-date.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Those whom are partnering or working to support this wildfire incident include:  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside Fire, IMT SWA Team 1, OR FMO, USFS, BLM (Bureau of Land Mgmt) and the OR DOT.

There are currently 315 total personnel assigned to this wildfire, along with 8 crews, 11 engines, 3 helicopters.

PC:  USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats

– ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS –

Evacuations

Level 1 evacuations were lifted fro Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, West Lin, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Milwaukie and Tualatin.

Curfew

A curfew is in effect for Clackamas County from  2200 (10pm) – 0600 (6am) for Level 2 and 3 evacuated areas.

Water Conservation

The Clackamas County Officials are asking its residents to conserve on water due to low pressure and save water for firefighting efforts.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE

The Clackamas County Sheriff made it explicitly clear that they have many Deputies visiting the evacuated areas providing security and other patrol duties.

A HUGE SHOUTOUT to their County Dispatchers for taking hundreds of calls this week, which surmounts to a 400% increase in 9-1-1 calls. Most were non-substantiated but some led to arrests. He wanted to let residents know they are out to protect their property and to remove those who have been reported to be armed security guards for homeowners. A strong message was given to those to stop what they are doing, as this is illegal and can get some hurt or killed.   He urged people to still call 9-1-1 so they can handle it and not anyone else. They want to protect their communities from any danger or keep everyone safe.

CLOSURES

Oregon Department of Forestry or more commonly called “ODF”  has closed all lands to public entry and use including the Santiam, Tillamook, Clatsop, Gilchrist and Sun Pass Forests.  It is necessary due to the current extreme fire conditions that are endangering life, forest resources and property.   This was announced on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

PC:  ODF

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NW Wildfires Rage On | Sit Rep 1

Thank you for following and reading our Fire Blog posts about wildfires burning in both the States of Washington and Oregon.

DISCLAIMER | Due to the rapid changes for each wildfire. Information be delayed and out-of-date at the time of our post/update.  You can find us on our Social Media channels:

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We are currently tracking 25 wildfires and will be adding/deleting as information is received. Wishing you all safety, prayers and thoughts. 

WASHINGTON STATE

1. WAWAWAI CANYON FIRE – WA NDR

SW of Pullman off of Wawawai Road, Whitman County. Last known acreage 0.1 acre. Brush and grass. Started 9/12/2020 at 0125 PT.  Cause unknown, under investigation.  County Sheriff states they are in mop-up operations for the next few days.

PC:  Whitman Co Sheriff Office

2. INCHELIUM COMPLEX FIRE – BIA. Colville Agency

3 wildfires. 17,086 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching.  17,086 acres. 33% contained. 343 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helo. 13 structures destroyed or damaged. $1.1 Million CTD.

PC:  BIA

Shows the kind of fire behavior described as backing fire.

3. BIG HOLLOW FIRE – USFS. Guilford-Pinchot NF

20 miles of Stevenson. 12,050 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and flanking. 161 personnel.  6 crews, 9 engines. $150k CTD.

PC:  USFS

Big Hollow Fire - September 9

4. WHITNEY FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.

6 miles NW of Davenport.  Managing 3 fires: Whitney, Babb and Manning Road. 123,893 acres. 35%  contained.  150 personnel. 1 crew, 21 engines, 1 helicopter. 50 structures lost.  $915K CTD.

5. BABB MTN FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.

30 miles from Colfax. 15,266 acres. 25% contained. 63 personnel. 11 engines. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 223 structures lost. $401K CTD.

PC:  WA DNR

Malden city flag pole survived the fire.

6. MANNING ROAD FIRE – WA DNR NE Region

5 miles NW from Colfax.  2,685 acres. 65% contained. 51 personnel, 1 crew and 10 engines. Min fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. 4 structures lost. $133K CTD.

7. APPLE ACRES FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region

3 miles NE of Chelan. 5,753 acres. 93% contained. 103 personnel. 4 crews, 10 engines. $782K CTD.

8. PEARL HILL FIRE – WA FMO

13 miles from Okanogan.  219,956 acres. 64% contained. 528 personnel. 13 crews, 60 engines.  55 structures lost.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. $1.3M CTD.

PC:  Cole Massey

High winds on September 8th caused the Pearl Hill Fire to spread rapidly across grass and low shrub lands, closing many local highways.

9. EVANS CANYON FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region

8 miles from Naches.  75,817 acres. 90% contained.  89 personnel. 2 crews and 8 engines. 12 structures lost. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping. $10.1M CTD.

PC:  Spokane Valley FD

Fire engine and patches of flame in scrubland at night.

10. COLD SPRINGS FIRE – WA DNR

4 miles SE of Omak. 187,689 acres. 40% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews, 38 engines and 1 helicopter. 25 structures lost. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.

PC:  BIA

Cold Springs 9-6-20

11. CUSTOMS RD FIRE – WA DNR – NE Region

1 mile NW of Curlew. 2,208 acres. 30% contained. 94 personnel. 2 crews and 12 engines. 55 structures lost. Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. $800K CTD.

12. SUMNER GRADE – WA FMO

4 miles W of Sumner (Pierce County). 800 acres. 50% contained. 4 structures lost. 68 personnel. 21 engines. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering and single tree torching. $150K CTD.

OREGON

13. TWO FOUR TWO FIRE – USFS -Fremont-Winema NF

6 miles from Chiloquin. 14,450 acres. 7% contained. 340 personnel. 3 crews, 34 engines and 4 helicopters. 35 structures destroyed. $2.1M CTD.

Evacuations/Road Closures –> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7159/

PC: Chiloquin FD

A Chiloquin Fire & Rescue truck is framed by the glow of fire in the near distance. A firefighter is also visible, walking alongside the truck.

14. ECHO MTN COMPLEX

4 miles East of Lincoln City. 2,435 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, isolated torching and backing. 305 personnel including 10 crews and 26 engines. 100 structures destroyed. $327K CTD.

15. BRATTAIN FIRE – USFS – Fremont-Winema NF

8 miles from Paisley. 8,000 acres. 0% contained. 90 personnel with 15 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Active fire with short crown runs, group torching and spotting. $1.5M CTD.

PC:  USFS

16. STAR MTN LANE FIRE – ODF – Central Unit

3 miles NW of Glide.  48,000 acres. 9% contained. 86 personnel. 3 crews, 15 engines and 5 helos. $750K CTD.

17. RIVERSIDE FIRE – USFS – Mt Hood NF

8 miles SE of Estacada. 132,545 acres. 0% contained. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, single tree torching and isolate torching. 246 personnel. 7 crews, 8 engines and 3 helicopters. 53 structures lost. $500K CTD.

PC: USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats

18. BEACHIE CREEK FIRE – USFS – WILLAMETTE NF

6 miles N of Detroit. 186,988 acres. 0% contained. 532 personnel. 11 crews 39 engines and 7 helos. Moderate fire behavior with spotting and backing.

PC: USFS

Beachie Creek smoke plume with Opal Lake in the forground

19. S OBENCHIAN FIRE – BLM

5 miles E of Eagle Point. 29,432 acres. 20% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, grass and torching. 486 personnel. 15 crews, 22 engines, 12 helicopters. 19 structures lost. $2.3M CTD.

PC : BLM

A bull dozer and helicpter work in tandem on a control line.

20. HOLIDAY FARM FIRE – ODF

35 miles E of Eugene.  156,708 acres. 0% contained. 538 personnel. 11 crews, 61 engines, 4 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.

PC:  ODF

Holiday Farm Fire 9/8/2020

21. LIONSHEAD FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS

25 miles W of Warm  Springs. 136,346 acres. 5% contained. active fire with flanking, torching and short-range spotting. 1193 personnel.  45 crews, 51 engines and 11 helicopters. $14.3M CTD.

PC:  BLM

22. WHITE RIVER FIRE – USFS – MT HOOD NF

25 miles W of Wamic. 17,383 acres. 70% contained.  714 personnel. 18 crews, 26 engines. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  $20.9M CTD.

PC:  USFS

Paved road boardered by fores with heavy smoke coming from one side of the road

23. P515 FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS

17 miles W of Warming Springs. 4,609 acres. 95% contained. 279 personnel. 6 crews, 15 engines. Minimal fire behavior. $7.8M CTD.

PC:  Erica Wisner

Tree torching at night Photo credit: Erica Wisner

24. ALAMEDA DRIVE FIRE – ODF

1 mile N of Ashland.  3,200 acres. 33% contained. 107 personnel. 2 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. Active fire behavior with backing and creeping. 700 structures lost. $501K CTD.

25. ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

20 miles from Glide. 115,857 acres. 0% contained. 369 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helicopter. 52 structures lost. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting, group torching and short crow runs. $359K CTD.

PC:  BLM

red plume visible from behind a mountain

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/12/2020 1815 PT

 

 

 

Auburn Firefighters Respond to Early Morning TC

Firefighters were dispatched to a single traffic collision with reports of a vehicle into a tree then into an electrical box with the driver appearing to be unconscious and unresponsive.  The driver was also said to have endured heavy mechanism, while entrapped in the vehicle.

Units responded from the Auburn Fire Department to the accident where it would take them about eight careful minutes to slowly extricate the adult male driver from the vehicle.

The Medical Group was established with MSO 1 (Supervisor) and Medic 6 and A332.

Other fire units on-scene are Engines 332 and 338.

He was transported to a nearby local hospital and listed as a RED patient.

Police had blocked parts of the road and State Patrol requested to help with the accident investigation.

This incident is located on Ellingson Road in King County, Washington.

No other information is available at the time of this post.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog 0155 PT – 8/16/2020