Tacoma Mall Shooting Leaves One Hurt | 3

TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | 2140 PT

According to the Tacoma Police Department during their 2047 hours media presser, there was a shooting at the mall with one victim located by Officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Law Enforcement members are still busy working to clear this large mall area. All unaccompanied juveniles are being brought to the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, located in the 2100 block of South 48th Street to be picked up.

The mall has been shut down and is considered to be CLOSED.

AVOID THIS AREA.


Update 2 | 2111 PT

Calls are starting to flood in with one caller reporting 4 gunshots heard (2105) in the Pacific Avenue area and another 4-6 shots fired in the same around only five minutes later (2110). Lots of suspicious person calls are also being heard over the Scanner feed.

PLEASE AVOID the location of the mall and surrounding areas. The Tacoma Mall is located at 4502 South Steele Street.


Update 1 | November 26, 2021 | 2045 PT

Police are on the scene of a shooting incident at 2010 PT tonight in the Food Court area at the Tacoma Mall. Several gunshots were heard by shoppers, prompting them to run and hide in nearby retail stores.

The Tacoma Mall is in lockdown.

Tacoma Police have started to set up traffic barricades around the mall. AVOID THE AREA

Media reporting one person has been injured. Their condition currently is unknown at the time of this post.

Tacoma Police posted this on their Facebook page this early this morning:

“A great number of visitors annually to the Tacoma Mall visit during late November and December each year. We currently have an emphasis plan in place, in conjunction with Tacoma Mall Security, to help create a safe and secure experience for shoppers and employees. We’re using a combination of on-duty, off-duty, vehicle crimes task force and community partnership assignments to prevent and deter crime.”

9-1-1 calls were beginning to pour into their Communications Center with suspicious subjects in the area, where they may have a connection to the mall Shooting tonight. Patrol units are en route to these various locations.

In 2005, there was a mass murder attempt that occurred on November 20th, when 20-year old gunman, Dominick Maldonado entered the mall with a semi-automatic rifle and a pistol. He would injure six people before taking four via armed kidnappings. He had just recently separated from his girlfriend and was high on meth and sleep-deprived for a week at the time of his bad choices. He would be sentenced to 163 years in prison. He tried to escape prison taking another hostage.

NOTE: We will never post the locations of Officers or other areas to protect their identities and due to Officer Safety.

Incident Cooperators: Tacoma PD, Tacoma FD, Dispatch.

ABOUT TACOMA MALL

On its website, the Tacoma Mall is the premier shopping and dining destination in Pierce County that is home to Nordstrom, Apple, Sepora and more than 150 specialty stores, as well as restaurants The Cheesecake Factory, BJ’s Brewhouse, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. It is located parallel to I-5 on the west side between 38th and 56th Street exits.

Hashtags being used: #tacomamall #tacomamallshooting #seesomethingsaysomething

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Waukesha Hit By More Grave News | 3

11/23/2021 – Update 3 – 2310 PT | Tuesday

FUTURE UPDATES –> We will be providing further updates via the Fire and EMS side of things and only touching briefly on the Law Enforcement via their updates.

VIGIL HELD –> A Vigil was held at Cutler Park on Monday night at 5:00 pm (1700 hours) for those who were killed and injured in the Waukesha Parade MCI. Roadways were closed and a hard closure with several plow trucks could be seen by those in attendance.

PATIENT STATUS –> A total of 18 kids were brought in to the Children’s Wisconsin Hospital’s ER ranging in ages of 3 to 16 years of age.

  • Injuries ranged from facial abrasions, broken bones and to serious head injuries.
  • Six of the patients were in surgery last night and two additional underset surgery today.
  • Two patients were discharged last night.
  • The remaining 16 admitted patients had 10 in the Pediatric ICU unit – six are in critical, three in serious and one is in fair condition.
  • Six were in other areas of the hospital

DEATH TOLL –> A sixth person has succumbed to their injuries (a child).

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Credit | City of Waukesha

MENTAL HEALTH –> The Hospital has established a Mental and Behavioral Helpline for families looking for support. Their phone number is 414-266-6500.

FAMILY RESOURCES –> Friends and Family Resource Center opened on Tuesday at the Carroll Univerity, 100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI. The Campus Center Ballroom will be open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday.

LOST/FOUND –> Many personal items were left at the scene. The Waukesha Police Department is working to match the personal items to their owners, such as keys, wallets, etc. If the items don’t have ID (chairs, etc.), they will be located at the Park, Rec, and Forestry Department, 1900 Aviation Drive from Tuesday through Wednesday. Their normal business hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET.

DONATIONS –> United Way for Waukesha Community Fund. The fund support the needs of the families impacted. http://www.waukeshafoundation.org/parade and Donate Blood to Versiti by visiting their website: https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/zip or to the Red Cross at https://www.redcrossblodd.org/give.html/find-drive

GOFUND ME PAGES –> Friends of WI Gov. Scott Walker’s neices. https://www.facebook.com/scottkwalker/posts/437131084449819

POLICE UPDATE –> The suspect has a long rap sheet well into the 1990’s and has been released on a $1,000 bail just days ago after being arrested for running over his baby momma. Today, his bail was set at $5,000,000.

OTHER EVENTS –> The City of West Allis, WI are continuing on with hosting their Christmas Parade this year but with heightened security measures in place for the event on December 4, 2021.


11/21/2021 – Update 2 – 2240 PT | Sunday

DEATH TOLL / INJURIES RISE–> Information has come to light that there has been a total death toll of five, according to the City of Waukesha Officials. Total injuries have increased to 40.

POLICE UPDATE –> Police are still trying to ID the victims who died from this horrific event.

UPDATES –> Check back for more updates.


11/21/2021 – Update 1 – 1915 PT | Sunday

INCIDENT SUMMARY –> A red SUV broke through a Police Traffic Barricade that was blocking the annual Downtown Christmas Parade route. Not stopping for Police, a 16-year veteran Waukesha Police Officer fired one shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Police Chief would not comment at the 2000 hours (CST) Presser if the suspect driver was hit or not. No other people in the area were injured. The incident occurred on Sunday at 1439 hours CST (1239 PT) on Main Street.

MEDIA FRENZY –> Video from various Social Media accounts, including eyewitnesses and news media outlets, published horrific and graphic images of a red SUV driving through a crowd of parade participants. The vehicle never stopped and continued hitting even more people on the parade route.

People could be seen in complete shock standing in the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else looking around and being seen on camera, while others run towards the downed injured victims lying in the street.

FIRE RESPONSE –> The Fire Department responded from all five of their Fire Stations, as well as one of the engines that were in the parade. Members reported 30 patients with unknown injuries and Command requested a Life Safety Box 15-3 be initiated with life-threatening injuries. (1459 CST) It would later be upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, which brings out all on-call firefighters and area Fire Departments as mutual aid. (1507 CST)

FATALITIES –> Two fatalities were reported at 1522 CST but Police were waiting on their identities and details as pending notifications to next-of-kin were in progress. The Media pushed during the Presser to gain more intel but were told out of respect for victims, they were not releasing that information.

EMS RESPONSE –> Ambulances also responded as part of the 2nd alarm level after their MCI was activated for this incident.

MCI STATS –> There were 23 total patients transported to six area hospitals, with 11 of those adults and 12 as pediatric patients. No word on their conditions was released by City, Fire, or Police Officials.

INITIAL REPORT –> Eyewitness accounts stated they thought the suspect vehicle was using a rifle and popping off shots while driving through the crowd, but that was squashed by the Police Department as one of their own had discharged his weapon trying to stop the fleeing red Ford SUV. There were no indications that the suspect shot from his window.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE –> The Police Chief believes that their person-of-interest is the only suspect in this case, but this is still a fluid investigation he states. They stated they are no longer looking for any more suspects and believe that the person they have in custody is it. Additionally, the suspect’s vehicle has been secured.

The Police Chief thanked all LE resources from their own department, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF, FBI, State Patrol, Brookfield PD, DCI, and others that jumped in and responded to the scene to help.

The Police initially stated shelter-in-place alerts were issued to community residents, while they were searching for any further suspects and working to clear the area first. The scene now is clear and secure. Their investigation will surely continue throughout the night and into the following days.

There is no known motive for the suspect’s actions at this time.

RESOURCES –> A Family Reunification Center was set up for members to meet at the Metro Transit Center, located next to Bank Street. Blood donors were being asked to donate to either Versiti or to the Red Cross as Waukesha Memorial Hospital was running short on blood levels.

Waukesha American Red Cross – 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI. 1-800-RED-CROSS. https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/waukesha-american-red-cross.html?fbclid=IwAR2YBfv5Ajt4uRZ2jI-IJXS-JZ-LNfUdOWV5zUdxYv_bDlPYdz26ZR1MLnM Make an appointment on their website.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – Multiple Centers

https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/centers?fbclid=IwAR3Y_jA4u5cAR9YItcEebsrSe1CqM1vlZZvfVt-hFvS1hSMgF_k2jkncvUE

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Credit | Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL RESPONSE –> The Children’s Wisconsin hospital released this statement at 2045 CST:

“Children’s Wisconsin immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement of the incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. As of 8 p.m., Children’s Wisconsin received 15 patients from the incident, with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time. The Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center are fully open to supporting any community need, in addition to responding to this fluid and dynamic situation.”

SCHOOLS IMPACTED –> School is canceled on Mondy and possibly Tuesday for Waukesha students. School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors will be in each school to support staff and if a student needs to come in for support. There are 22 schools in the district and every single one is impacted at some level.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS –> Due to the graphic nature of videos of the suspect vehicle running through the crowd, we will not be reposting these and out of respect for those involved or killed from this tragic event.

We send our sincere sympathies, prayers, and thoughts to those who are injured or have lost or injured loved ones. Waukesha, we will hold you dear and close to our hearts this evening and for, however, you may need us.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Parade Injuries, Deaths Increase | 2

11/21/2021 – Update 2 – 2240 PT

Information has come to light that there has been a total death toll of five, according to the City of Waukesha Officials. Total injuries have increased to 40.

Police are still trying to ID the victims who died from this horrific event.

Check back for more updates.


11/21/2021 – Update 1 – 1915 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A red SUV broke through a Police Traffic Barricade that was blocking the annual Downtown Christmas Parade route. Not stopping for Police, a 16-year veteran Waukesha Police Officer fired one shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Police Chief would not comment at the 2000 hours (CST) Presser if the suspect driver was hit or not.

No other people in the area were injured.

MEDIA FRENZY

Video from various Social Media accounts, including eyewitnesses and news media outlets, published horrific and graphic images of a red SUV driving through a crowd of parade participants. The vehicle never stopped and continued hitting even more people on the parade route.

People could be seen in complete shock standing in the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else looking around and being seen on camera, while others run towards the downed injured victims lying in the street.

The incident occurred on Sunday at 1439 hours CST (1239 PT) on Main Street.

FIRE RESPONSE

The Fire Department responded from all five of their Fire Stations, as well as one of the engines that were in the parade. Members reported 30 patients with unknown injuries and Command requested a Life Safety Box 15-3 be initiated with life-threatening injuries. (1459 CST) It would later be upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, which brings out all on-call firefighters and area Fire Departments as mutual aid. (1507 CST)

Two fatalities were reported at 1522 CST but Police were waiting on their identities and details as pending notifications to next-of-kin were in progress. The Media pushed during the Presser to gain more intel but were told out of respect for victims, they were not releasing that information.

Ambulances also responded as part of the 2nd alarm level after their MCI was activated for this incident.

There were 23 total patients transported to six area hospitals, with 11 of those adults and 12 as pediatric patients. No word on their conditions was released by City, Fire, or Police Officials.

INITIAL REPORTS

Eyewitness accounts stated they thought the suspect vehicle was using a rifle and popping off shots while driving through the crowd, but that was squashed by the Police Department as one of their own had discharged his weapon trying to stop the fleeing red Ford SUV. There were no indications that the suspect shot from his window.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE

The Police Chief believes that their person-of-interest is the only suspect in this case, but this is still a fluid investigation he states. They stated they are no longer looking for any more suspect and believe that the person they have in custody is it. Additionally, the suspect’s vehicle has been secured.

The Police Chief thanked all LE resources from their own department, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF, FBI, State Patrol, Brookfield PD, DCI, and others that jumped in and responded to the scene to help.

The Police initially stated shelter-in-place alerts were issued to community residents, while they were searching for any further suspects and working to clear the area first. The scene now is clear and secure. Their investigation will surely continue throughout the night and into the following days.

There is no known motive for the suspect’s actions at this time.

RESOURCES

A Family Reunification Center was set up for members to meet at the Metro Transit Center, located next to Bank Street.

Blood donors were being asked to donate to either Versiti or to the Red Cross as Waukesha Memorial Hospital was running short on blood levels.

Waukesha American Red Cross – 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI. 1-800-RED-CROSS. https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/waukesha-american-red-cross.html?fbclid=IwAR2YBfv5Ajt4uRZ2jI-IJXS-JZ-LNfUdOWV5zUdxYv_bDlPYdz26ZR1MLnM Make an appointment on their website.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – Multiple Centers

https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/centers?fbclid=IwAR3Y_jA4u5cAR9YItcEebsrSe1CqM1vlZZvfVt-hFvS1hSMgF_k2jkncvUE

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Credit | Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL RESPONSE

The Children’s Wisconsin hospital released this statement at 2045 CST:

Children’s Wisconsin immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement of the incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. As of 8 p.m., Children’s Wisconsin received 15 patients from the incident, with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time. The Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center are fully open to supporting any community need, in addition to responding to this fluid and dynamic situation.

AREA IMPACTS

School is canceled on Mondy and possibly Tuesday for Waukesha students. School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors will be in each school to support staff and if a student needs to come in for support. There are 22 schools in the district and every single one is impacted at some level.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

Due to the graphic nature of videos of the suspect vehicle running through the crowd, we will not be reposting these and out of respect for those involved or killed from this tragic event.

We send our sincere sympathies, prayers, and thoughts to those who are injured or have lost or injured loved ones. Waukesha, we will hold you dear and close to our hearts this evening and for, however, you may need us.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Waukesha, WI | MCI | 1

UPDATE 1 | November 21, 2021 | 1915 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A red SUV broke through a Police Traffic Barricade that was blocking the annual Downtown Christmas Parade route. Not stopping for Police, a 16-year veteran Waukesha Police Officer fired one shot at the fleeing vehicle. The Police Chief would not comment at the 2000 hours (CST) Presser if the suspect driver was hit or not.

No other people in the area were injured.

MEDIA FRENZY

Video from various Social Media accounts, including eyewitnesses and news media outlets, published horrific and graphic images of a red SUV driving through a crowd of parade participants. The vehicle never stopped and continued hitting even more people on the parade route.

People could be seen in complete shock standing in the streets, sidewalks, and everywhere else looking around and being seen on camera, while others run towards the downed injured victims lying in the street.

The incident occurred on Sunday at 1439 hours CST (1239 PT) on Main Street.

FIRE RESPONSE

The Fire Department responded from all five of their Fire Stations, as well as one of the engines that were in the parade. Members reported 30 patients with unknown injuries and Command requested a Life Safety Box 15-3 be initiated with life-threatening injuries. (1459 CST) It would later be upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, which brings out all on-call firefighters and area Fire Departments as mutual aid. (1507 CST)

Two fatalities were reported at 1522 CST but Police were waiting on their identities and details as pending notifications to next-of-kin were in progress. The Media pushed during the Presser to gain more intel but were told out of respect for victims, they were not releasing that information.

Ambulances also responded as part of the 2nd alarm level after their MCI was activated for this incident.

There were 23 total patients transported to six area hospitals, with 11 of those adults and 12 as pediatric patients. No word on their conditions was released by City, Fire, or Police Officials.

INITIAL REPORTS

Eyewitness accounts stated they thought the suspect vehicle was using a rifle and popping off shots while driving through the crowd, but that was squashed by the Police Department as one of their own had discharged his weapon trying to stop the fleeing red Ford SUV. There were no indications that the suspect shot from his window.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE

The Police Chief believes that their person-of-interest is the only suspect in this case, but this is still a fluid investigation he states. They stated they are no longer looking for any more suspect and believe that the person they have in custody is it. Additionally, the suspect’s vehicle has been secured.

The Police Chief thanked all LE resources from their own department, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, the ATF, FBI, State Patrol, Brookfield PD, DCI, and others that jumped in and responded to the scene to help.

The Police initially stated shelter-in-place alerts were issued to community residents, while they were searching for any further suspects and working to clear the area first. The scene now is clear and secure. Their investigation will surely continue throughout the night and into the following days.

There is no known motive for the suspect’s actions at this time.

RESOURCES

A Family Reunification Center was set up for members to meet at the Metro Transit Center, located next to Bank Street.

Blood donors were being asked to donate to either Versiti or to the Red Cross as Waukesha Memorial Hospital was running short on blood levels.

Waukesha American Red Cross – 2220 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee, WI. 1-800-RED-CROSS. https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/waukesha-american-red-cross.html?fbclid=IwAR2YBfv5Ajt4uRZ2jI-IJXS-JZ-LNfUdOWV5zUdxYv_bDlPYdz26ZR1MLnM Make an appointment on their website.

Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin – Multiple Centers

https://donate.wisconsin.versiti.org/donor/schedules/centers?fbclid=IwAR3Y_jA4u5cAR9YItcEebsrSe1CqM1vlZZvfVt-hFvS1hSMgF_k2jkncvUE

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Credit | Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL RESPONSE

The Children’s Wisconsin hospital released this statement at 2045 CST:

Children’s Wisconsin immediately prepared for a surge of patients after receiving notification from law enforcement of the incident at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. As of 8 p.m., Children’s Wisconsin received 15 patients from the incident, with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time. The Children’s Wisconsin Emergency Department and Trauma Center are fully open to supporting any community need, in addition to responding to this fluid and dynamic situation.

AREA IMPACTS

School is canceled on Mondy and possibly Tuesday for Waukesha students. School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors will be in each school to support staff and if a student needs to come in for support. There are 22 schools in the district and every single one is impacted at some level.

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

Due to the graphic nature of videos of the suspect vehicle running through the crowd, we will not be reposting these and out of respect for those involved or killed from this tragic event.

We send our sincere sympathies, prayers, and thoughts to those who are injured or have lost or injured loved ones. Waukesha, we will hold you dear and close to our hearts this evening and for, however, you may need us.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Kent Home Touched by Christmas Fire

Units E377, E313, E376, E377, L374, A313, D307, B313, M7, MSO1, Zone3RHAB303, FM4 were dispatched from Renton Fire, Puget Sound Fire and King County Medics to a residential structure fire on Christmas night at 2017 hours PT.

The incident was located in the block of 10600 of SE 216th Street in Kent, Washington. Fire Command designated the incident as “216th Command”.

First due arriving units reported a standalone garage with fire through the roof. A total of three lines were pulled with two of them as 2.5″ and a red 3.25″ hose lines. Several vehicles were said to be ablaze inside the structure.

One unit exhausted their fire suppression resources but E377 re-established a water supply about 150 feet west of E313 and quickly began pumping water again. A total of three lines would be used during this incident.

Access was made by L374 through the garage on the alpha side with the entry team and completed their objective within three minutes.

Firefighters had a tap fire at 2103, about 10 minutes after the timer was stopped by Dispatch. It took about 86 minutes for fire crews from the time they responded to the tapped fire.

Police were dispatched to help with traffic control and shutdown area impacted roadways. SE 216th is still closed at the time of this post.

No reports of injuries to the occupants or firefighters were reported.

Unknown content and vehicle damage is unknown, as well as the cause.

A County Fire Investigator (FM 433) is en route as of 2053 hours PT with an one-hour ETA. AVOID THIS AREA. It will be shutdown for the next few hours when the Investigator arrives on-scene and determines the cause.

This is a developing story. We will post as more information is received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/25/2020 2130 Hours PT

Issaquah Police Close Local Roadway

Issaquah Police are on the scene of a one-car rollover on Fall City Road between East Lake Sammamish and Black Nugget Road.

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Credit | Issaquah PD

Police are asking drivers to take an alternate route as these roadways are currently closed to all traffic.

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Credit | EF&R

Eastside Fire & Rescue is currently on-scene of this accident.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 12/13/2020 0010 PT

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

outdoor kids playground

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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Photo Credit | San Francisco PD

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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Photo Credit | Alert Wildfire

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