Seattle Has 2nd Alarm Fire

Firefighters were dispatched on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 1620 hours PT to a vacant building located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington.

At 1633 hours, 7th Avenue Command upgraded the call to a 2nd Alarm fire incident sending out additional resources and equipment.

First and second alarm Seattle Fire units include: E10, B6, E5, L1, A10, Air10, B2, Deputy1, E2, E25, E6, L10, L6, M10, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, Safety2, Staff10, L3, Air240-260, B6, E13, E22, E30, E34, L6, L9. PIO and L4.

2nd Alarm units were quickly code green at 1638 hours PT.

A small fire was said to be burning at the time of the stairwell on floor three but would be knocked down relatively fast. Command called it a tap fire at 1642 hours.

MAR5, Seattle Fire’s Investigator was on-scene to determine what the cause of the fire is and its origin. At this time, there is no preliminary cause to report.

Just like when they train and drill, SFD’s crews focus on suppression and containment applying quick egress efforts. Actions of firefighters quickly stopped the spread to other connected exposures and limiting damage to the structure overall.

There were no reports of injuries to firefighters or civilians.

ABOUT THIS FIRE BUILDING

This building is located in the 400 block of 7th Avenue South in the heart of the Sodo (industrial) area of Seattle. This structure is listed as a brick building that was built in year of 1920.

According to 2020 assessed King County tax records, this is the home to the Republic Hotel, a rooming house on the top three floors of the building, a retail store on the street level and an unfinished basement.

However, when firefighters arrived – they stated this is a vacant building.

Here is a current photo of the vastly 7,680 square multi-level building that was touched by fire this afternoon. It is said to be valued at $2.3 Million according to a 2020 assessment.

Photo Credit | King County government

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Nice work, Firefighters and saving another Seattle iconic structure.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 10/24/2020 1720 PT

AUGUST COMPLEX | CA | 5

SIT REP 5 | OCTOBER 17, 2020

PC:  Mendocino NF

A firefighter with a chain saw cuts a log on the edge of an active wildfire.

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Location | The AUGUST COMPLEX is comprised of several fires in this very large Complex.  Fires are burning about 14 miles northwest of Elk Creek in Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake and Coulsa Counties in California.   Fire fuels include timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Date/Time | These fires started on August 16, 2020 around 2037 hours PT.

Command | Mendocino National Forest, CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit, and CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte Unit.

Resources | There are 2,574 total personnel along with

Cause | Lightning.

Injury | One firefighter injury 8/31/2020. One firefighter death 8/31/2020.

PC:  Mendocino NF

Controlled fire is seen burning down to a road being used as a fireline. Hoses can be seen on the road.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire is broken up into four zones:  West, North, Northwest and South. East side of the fire remains unstaffed but is continuously being monitored.

UPDATE | The fire now has three active zones.  The West Zone is 100% contained with 140,522 acres.

Overall Size Up | 1,032,264 acres.  82% contained.

Northwest Zone |  IC Kuo with the Great Basin Team 1.  119,346 acres. 94% contained.

Fire behavior increased due to Red Flag conditions caused by high winds, low RH and unseasonably high temps.  Interior pockets burned in the Bradburn Creek area.  Containment lines were test in the Coffee Pot area.

PG&E continues to repair electrical infrastructure using helicopters to replace damaged power poles and stretch lines to restore power to impacted communities.

PC: Mendocino NF

Two firefighters use hand tools to dig out the roots of a charred stump to remove residual heat

Northeast Zone |  IC DeMasters with Great Basin Team 2. 272,089 acres. 70%.

Firefighters focused on Friday connecting the fire line west of Bear Wallow Mtn and on the east and south sides of the 2017 Buck Fire burn scar. Night shift crews continues to address hot spots along the fire perimeter.

South Zone | IC Sinclair with SW Team 1. 548,295 acres. 90% contained.

Red Flag conditions for the last 2 days. No increase in acreage. Hotshot crews and equipment continue to hold and strengthen previously built lines in the Eel River Canyon area.

PC: Inciweb

August Complex near Elk Creek, CA 9/29/2020 - Photo courtesy Inciweb

The suppression repair includes wok repairs of hand and dozer lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones and drop points used for suppression efforts.

There are evacuations in this area.

Mendocino County | https://tinyurl.com/MendoEvac

Lake County | https://tinyurl.com/LakeCoIncidentViewer

Glenn County | https://nixle.com/county/ca/glenn/

PC: Mendocino NF

A firefighter with a drip torch is seen in the distance with burning grass nearby.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Size Up | The fire has burned acreage across three National Forests:  Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino and Six Rivers.

Records | A single fire incident has burned over 1,000,000 acres! The State of California becomes known as having the first gigafire status.

Damage Assessment | 54 structures have been destroyed. 6 have been damaged.

PC:  Mendocino NF

Two forest service building are shown, each wrapped in an aluminum foil like material, to protect them from heat and embers.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Evacuations | https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6983/

Emergency Alerts Sign-Ups | calerts.org/signup.html

AUGUST COMPLEX FIRE IMAGES

PC:  OR OSFM

The last 2 teams assigned from Lane and Marion Counties were demobed earlier than expected.  They were returning back to their home state after a 2-week deployment.  All 6 teams were scheduled to return back in the evening on 10/16/2020.

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4 of the 6 teams from Linn, Yamhill, Clatsop and Washington Counties demobilized after their 14-day shift deployment and have started their drive back to their home state on 10/16/2020.

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6 teams deployed to California as a coordinated response in several locations about two hours apart from one another and safely on 10/10/2020.

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This Yamhill County Task Force came off the fireline for a day of fire before demobilizing.  They helped with mop up activities and improving direct line. Image

PC:  BLM Fire and Aviation 

BLM MTDK Veterans Crews out of Billings, helped train some of the Dept. of Defense 7th ID soldiers who were assigned to this incident.

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PC: Denver FD (CO)’s Engine 301

Engine 301 was switched out on 10/16/2020 and they are heading home from a busy and tiring 14-day shift rotation.

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PC:  US Army’s 14th Brigade

USFS – California

PC:  South Metro Fire & Rescue (CO)’s BRE41 crew

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This replacement wildland crew began its journey to California from Colorado on 10/14/2020.

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PC:  Flower Mound FD (TX)

6 Personnel and a brush truck have returned safely on 10/15/2020 from their 35-days of deployment.

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PC: Director Mark S Ghilarducci / CAL OES

We remained busy today responding & deploying significant “immediate need”. Mutual Aid Fire Strike Teams deploying from around the State to Northern CA Fires.

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PC:  US Forest Service

There are currently 4,800 USDA FS firefighters and support personnel currently across the United States. These firefighters are on the August Complex fire incident.

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Thank you to our military partners, at work on the #AugustComplex on the @MendocinoNF.  From training to the fire line, it’s hard to believe it’s only been 10 days!

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Wind gusts continue to move the North Zone further west, prompting evacuation orders. The fire has grown to 938,044 acres with a 43% containment. 1,612 firefighters and support personnel are assigned. (9/29/2020)

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PC:  USFWS Fire SE

This USFWS helicopter is from Florida and normally works in the southern states. Due to the extreme conditions in the western states the helicopter and crew are currently working the #AugustComplex on the Mendocino National Forest in Northern California.

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SOURCES

CAL FIRE, Inciweb, Fire Departments, Emergency Management, National Forests, Social Media.

  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/17/2020 2020 PT

AUGUST COMPLEX | CA | 4

AUGUST COMPLEX

SIT REP 4 | OCTOBER 9, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Location | The AUGUST COMPLEX is comprised of several fires in this very large Complex.  Fires are burning about 14 miles northwest of Elk Creek in Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake and Coulsa Counties in California.

Fire fuels include timber, chaparral and tall grass.

Date/Time | These fires started on August 16, 2020 around 2037 hours PT.

Cause | Lightning.

CURRENT STATUS

Overall Size Up | Active fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and flanking.  There has been 884,139 acres and 65% containment status. N

Staffing | There are about 2,326 total personnel assigned with 50 crews, 150 engines and 24 helicopters.

Damage Assessment | There has been 871 structures lost with $92,200,200.00 cost-to-date fire suppression and containment expenses.

  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/9/2020 – Updated 1130 PT

CA’s Zogg Fire | 4

SIT REP 4 | OCTOBER 4, 2020 | SUNDAY

SUMMARY 

Initial Date/Start | The ZOGG FIRE started almost one week ago on Sunday, September 27th around 1500 hours PT.

Location |  It is located off of Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane, north of Igo in Shasta County in California.

Cause | Cause is still unknown at this time and is under investigation.

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Photo Credit | Whiskeytown National Rec Area

CURRENT STATUS

Fire Behavior | Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  It is said to be still threatening homes and evacuations are still in effect.

Staffing | There are 1,767 total personnel with 39 crews, 14 helos, 196 engines, 24 dozers and 55 water tenders. the NW IMET Operations Medford is en route to this fire and will be arriving shortly.  Lead agency is the CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit.

Size Up | There has been 56,305 acres burned with a 68% containment status. About 91 structures are still being threatened.

Damage Assessment |  26 structures damaged. 196 structures destroyed. 1 injury. 4 deaths. Total costs-to-date are $15,600,000.00.

Repopulation | Evacuation orders were lifted for Shasta County roads along Plantina Road between Placer and Bland Roads.  On Deck Way, Junkans Road, Birdie Lane, Newscott Lane, Nelson Road, Church Street, Cemetery Road and Shoup Road.  *Residents will be allowed in the first 24 hours*  https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/9/27/zogg-fire/

SHASTA COUNTY

Alerts | To register for emergency alerts: bit.ly/shastacodered

Evacuation Orders 

  • Duncan Creek Road, Bully Choop Road and Old Bully Choop Road.
  • Platina Road east of Bland Road to Placer Rd. Access to Platina Road will be via Highway 36.
  • All roads off South Fork Rd west of Placer Rd.

Evacuation Centers

  • Temporary Evacuation Point: Please contact 1-530-276-8034 for virtual assistance.
  • Large animal evacuate center: Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds 3917 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022
  • Small animal evacuation center: Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Rd, Anderson, CA 96007 (small animals are goats or sheep and smaller.)

Road Closures 

  • East bound Platina Rd @ Bland Rd
  • The intersection of West bound Platina @ Placer Rd @ Clear creek @ Gas Point
  • South Forak Rd @ Placer Rd

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Fire – Infrastructure Resources |Shasta County Sheriff, Tehama County SO, PG&E, CAL TRANS, CHP, Sierra Pacific, Mountain Gate Fire Department, Shasta County Fire Department, Shasta County Public Works, City of Redding Fire Department, Anderson Fire Department, Cottonwood Fire Protection District, Weaverville Fire Protection District, National Guard, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Corrections, BLM, California State Parks, Cal OES, National Parks, USFS.

Human Services | Red Cross, World Central Kitchen.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Hazards | While Shasta County Deputies were patrolling within the fire zone, a tree fell onto their vehicle.  They escaped injury, but their patrol unit wasn’t so lucky.  It was deemed a total.

This is why Law Enforcement Officials are asking people to stay out of closed areas.  (Occurred 9/30/2020)

Photo Credit | Shasta County SO

COMING HOME AFTER A WILDFIRE…

Coming home after a wildfire can be difficult. The damage is often unknown until the homeowner returns days or weeks later. Before returning home ALWAYS check with officials before attempting to return to your home.

•Check grounds for hot spots, smoldering stumps, and vegetation.

•Check the roof and exterior areas for sparks or embers.

•Check the attic and throughout your house for any hidden burning sparks or embers.

•Check for fire damage to your home, turn off all appliances and make sure the meter is not damaged before turning on the main circuit breaker.

•Check the well or pump-house to ensure it is in working order.

•Contact 911 if any danger is perceived.

•Consult local experts on the best way to restore and plant your land with fire-safe landscaping.

Presented by CAL FIRE.

FOOD SAFETY

Power Outages | Food can spoil in less than 2 hours without refrigeration.

Discard the following:

• Food requiring refrigeration

• All frozen foods – foods that have thawed and may have refroze after power was restored are unsafe

• Any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke, fire retardant and foam or other chemicals

• Food with unusual odor, color, or texture

• Cans or food containers that are bulging, open, or dented

• Food not in waterproof containers or cans

• Food canned at home

• Food in cardboard containers (including juice, milk, and baby formula)

• Food in containers with screw caps, snap lids, crimped caps, twist caps, flip tops, and snap-tops

When in doubt, throw it out!

(CAL FIRE, Shasta County)

MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS – RESOURCES

Wildfires can be devastating to those who have been evacuated, have had their home/business/structures damaged or destroyed to the those who have been impacted directly or indirectly by these emotional stressers.

Your mental health is important to us and we are giving resources should you need them. If you choose to  use them, please know that this is NOT a weakness but something that is so important to help you through these terrible times in life.

Disaster Distress Helpline | 1-800-985-5990.  TEXT:  “TalkWithUs” to 66746. DisasterDisaster.samhsa.gov 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress.  samhsa.gov

HOW TO HELP FIRE VICTIMS

Salvation Army | They are accepting monetary donations including gift cards.

Current needs:  Underwear, t-shirts, socks, diapers, hygiene items and cleaning supplies.  Drop off address:  2691 Larkspur lane, Redding, CA. Monday-Friday between 0900-1200 and 1300-1600 hours (9-12, 1-4pm). Call #530-222-2201.  *Must be new and unopened items*

Red Cross | Will only accept monetary donations for the Northern California wildfires.  redcross.org/donate to make your donation.

Sources | CAL FIRE, NIFC, Inciweb, Red Cross, Social Media

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/4/2020 1245 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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Photo Credit | Crockett Carquinez 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

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Post0Fire Resources | UCCE Sonoma County

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

AUGUST COMPLEX | CA | 2

AUGUST COMPLEX

Forest fire. Photo Credit: Robert LeBlanc/USFS

Photo Credit | Robert LeBlanc, USFS

SIT REP 2 | OCTOBER 13, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Location | The AUGUST COMPLEX is comprised of several fires in this very large Complex.  Fires are burning in Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake and Coulsa Counties in California.

Date/Time | These fires started on August 16, 2020 around 2037 hours PT.

Cause | Lightning.

Trees ablaze. Photo Credit: Mike McMillan/USFS

Photo Credit | Mike McMillan, USFS

CURRENT STATUS

Overall Size Up | This is the largest wildfire burning in the State topping out at 984,404 acres with  a 51% containment status.

Challenges | Fire Officials continue with many challenges when large wildfires are burning in their home state from resource shortages across the fire zones, which have seen their share of spreading thin when various needs flare up.

West Zone Fire | Managed by CAL FIRE (Parkes). 123,381 acres.   55% contained. Fire resources include;  138 National Guardsmen (CA), along with firefighters from states of Montana, Texas, Washington and New Jersey.  There are approximately 195 miles of fire line.  1,600 total firefighters on the ground and in air.  Active fire behavior overnight with torching and spotting.  Structure protection remains in place and around the community of Zenia with fire moving east and west.  Fire activity by firefighters were hampered by flames near the North Zone and as it crossed over the containment lines north of Zenia. Active monitoring of fire burning in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness is on-going by Fire managers.

South Zone – Mendocino National Forest | Managed by PNW Team 2 (Allen), formerly known as the DOE FIRE.  All hose, fixtures, pumps and other fire apparatus have been moved out of this zone for potential use in the northwestern corner of this Complex. Patrol status has been achieved at Lake Pillsbury, Rice Creek and and nearby areas. Sunday will be a transitional day with the Pacific NW Team 2 moving strategies and resources over to the northwestern corner. They will join forces with the West and North Zones.

Hazards | Firefighters are tirelessly working to remove hazards in and near homes to allow residents to repopulate but they must do so that is safe for them to enter the area.  Some of the hazards include:  falling trees, downed powerlines and hotspots. Fire danger remains high due to dry vegetation, drought conditions, low relative humidity, record temps and potential wind events.

Fire and Law Enforcement officials are pleading with residents not to entry closed off areas for the above referenced reasons. They are also asking you all to be just a little patient while longer while they work to clear these hazards.

Damage Assessment | 3 structures damaged. 21primary and 31 other minor structures destroyed.  $72,800,000 cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses.

Threatened | There are 11,310 structures currently threatened.

RESPONSE

Wildfire. Photo Credit: Mike McMillan/USFS

Photo Credit | Mike McMillan, USFS

Unified Command | Mendocino National Forest is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and the Humboldt-Del Norte Unit.  Fire operations is split up into 3 zones:  West, North and South.

Fire Staffing | There are 1,641 fire personnel that represent some of the agencies that include:  Flower Mound FD, South Metro Fire Rescue, McKinney Fire (TX), SCG Emergency Services, US Army North #JFLCCC, Fort Worth FD.

Additionally, there are 30 crews, 17 helicopters, 181 engines, 39 bulldozers and 44 water tenders assigned.

One firefighter injury has been reported.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Fire near firefighter gear cache. Photo Credit: Mike McMillan/USFS

Photo Credit | Mike McMillan, USFS

Evacuation Warnings

Zone HA | east of Bell Springs Road to Trinity county line and south of Pipe Creek to Medocino County line.

Zone HB | South of Fort Sewart Road, Ware Ranch Road.  West of the Trinity County line. East of the Eel River at Powers Creek.  North of the Eel River at Pipe Creek.

Zone HD | South of Ohman Creek, Pepperwood Springs.  West of Dyerville Loop.  North of Benbow.  East of Hwy 101.

Zone HG | South of Hayfield Creek.  East of the Eel River to the Trinity County line. North of Stewart Ranch Road.

Zone HH | South of Stapp Road.  East of Baker Creek, Little Van Duzen River to the Trinity County line. North of Bear Creek.

Zone HI | South of Olsen Creek. West of Baker Creek, Little Van Duzen River.  East of Alderpoint Road, Kneeland Road.  North of Hayfield Creek.

Road Closures

SR 3 | at Rattlesnake Road and at SR 36.

SR 36 | at Rattlesnake Road. At Post Mountain. At the Humboldt County line.

Zenia Bluffs Road at the Humboldt County line.

Zenia Lake Mountain Road at Peaks Road.

Kekawaka Creek Road to Mendocino County line.

Forest consumed by wildfire. Photo Credit: Mike McMillan/USFS

Photo Credit | Mike McMillan, USFS

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Evacuations

Zone N | North of Middle Fork of the Eel River including the Eel River Ranger Station and Black Butte Store.  West and South of the National Forest Boundary.  East of Williams Creek.  (CAL FIRE)

Road Closures

FH7 (Mendocino Pass Road) and M1 (Indian Dick Road) at the Eel River.  Hwy 162 (Mendocino Pass Road) at Short Creek.

Helicopter flying near smoke plume. Photo Credit: Mike McMillan/USFS

Photo Credit | Mike McMillan, USFS

TRINITY COUNTY

Evacuation Orders | GO NOW!

Hidden Valley, Indian Valley, Bear Wallow, Rowdy Bear and Friend Mountain. Ruth and  Ruth Lake, forest Glen, Post Mountain, Trinity Pines, Three forks, Hettenshaw Valley, Mad River, Zenia, Kettenpom, Island Mountain, Kettempom South to Kekawaka Creek, all areas south of SR 36 to the Trinity County line.

Evacuation Warning | GET READY!

Wildwood area, Peanut and area south of SR 299.

CAL FIRE – https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/16/august-complex-includes-doe-fire/)

Sources | CAL FIRE, Inciweb, NIFC.

  (c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/3/2020 1930 PT

ZOGG FIRE | CA | 3

ZOGG WILDFIRE

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Photo Credit | CAL TRANS

SIT REP 3 | SATURDAY | OCTOBER 3, 2020

SUMMARY 

Initial Date/Start | The ZOGG FIRE started almost one week ago on Sunday, September 27th around 1500 hours PT.

Location |  It is located off of Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane, north of Igo in Shasta County in California.

Cause | Cause is still unknown at this time and is under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire Behavior | Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.  It is said to be still threatening homes and evacuations are still in effect. (NIFC)

Size Up | There has been 56,305 acres burned with a 57% containment status.

Damage Assessment |  23 structures damaged and 179 structures has been destroyed. 1 confirmed injury; 4 fatalities. $12,500,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses. (NIFC/CAL FIRE)

Openings | National Parks has opened Whiskeytown Lake.  Air assets no longer using for dipping from the Lake. (CAL FIRE SHU)

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Photo Credit | SoCal Air Operations

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Fire Resources | There are 1,832 total personnel along with 39 crews, 201 engines, 41 bulldozers, 55 water tenders and 15 helicopters.

Command | CAL FIRE SHU, TGU

Fire-Manpower | CAL FIRE SHU,  Happy Valley Fire Protection District, Mountain Gate FPD, Shasta County FD, City of Redding FD, Cottonwood FPD, Weaverville FPD, BLM, USFS, La Verne Firefighters, California Conservation Corps, National Guard, California Department of Corrections, USFS, National Parks.

Law Enforcement | CHP, Shasta and Tehama Counties Sheriff’s Offices, USFS.

Infrastructure | PG&E, CAL TRANS, Sierra Pacific, Shasta County Public Works,

Human Services | Red Cross, World Central Kitchen.

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Photo Credit | La Verne FD

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Animal Rescue | Firefighter rescues orphaned mountain lion cub inside the Shasta County fire perimeter.

Evacuations | Have been lifted.

Physical Temporary Evacuation Point | Has officially closed and has gone virtual.  If you still need evacuations and in need of lodging. Contact the Red Cross at 530-276-8034.

Fire Stats | There are 17,000 firefighters who are continuing the firefight on 23 major wildfires in the State of California.  Breaking it down by the numbers:  332 fire crews, 285 dozers, 366 water tenders, 1,800+ engines and 119 assigned aircraft. (CAL FIRE)

MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS – RESOURCES

Wildfires can be devastating to those who have been evacuated, have had their home/business/structures damaged or destroyed to the those who have been impacted directly or indirectly by these emotional stressers.

Your mental health is important to us and we are giving resources should you need them. If you choose to  use them, please know that this is NOT a weakness but something that is so important to help you through these terrible times in life.

Disaster Distress Helpline | 1-800-985-5990.  TEXT:  “TalkWithUs” to 66746. DisasterDisaster.samhsa.gov 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress.  samhsa.gov

HOW TO HELP FIRE VICTIMS

Salvation Army | They are accepting monetary donations including gift cards.

Current needs:  Underwear, t-shirts, socks, diapers, hygiene items and cleaning supplies.  Drop off address:  2691 Larkspur lane, Redding, CA. Monday-Friday between 0900-1200 and 1300-1600 hours (9-12, 1-4pm). Call #530-222-2201.  *Must be new and unopened items*

Red Cross | Will only accept monetary donations for the Northern California wildfires.  redcross.org/donate to make your donation.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/3/2020 1800 PT

ZOGG FIRE | CA WILDFIRE | 2

ZOGG WILDFIRE

SIT REP 2 | SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 | WEDNESDAY

SUMMARY 

A new wildfire is burning in California. The ZOGG FIRE ignited around 1500 hours PT on Sunday, September 27, 2020, off of Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird lane, north of Igo in Shasta County, California.

It is now burning about 9 miles southwest of Redding, California.

The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire has destroyed 50,102 acres of grass, oak woodland, chaparral and mixed timber.  Additionally, there has been 146 structures that have been lost.  There are still 1,538 structures that are threatened.

Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $1,300,000.

Fire behavior is active with torching with wind-driven runs and long-range spotting.

Photo Credit | City of Redding PD

Firefighters face challenges with steep and rugged terrain while weather has been in the 90’s with persistent hot and dry conditions.  In the evening, fire crews have been able to gain somewhat of a better hold on the fire line as winds die down.

Crews are still working tirelessly on gaining containment but currently it is at a zero percent.

There are 982 total personnel along with 23 crews, 7 helicopters, 117 engines, 36 bulldozers and 35 water tenders.

We are saddened by three civilians killed. We send our sincere sympathies to their families, friends and communities.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Both Agencies and organizations that work in support of this fire are the following:

Fire Agencies  | CAL FIRE,  Happy Valley Fire Protection District, Mountain Gate FPD, Shasta County FD, City of Redding FD, Cottonwood FPD, Weaverville FPD, BLM, USFS, La Verne Firefighters.

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Photo Credit | La Verne FD

Operations | OES.

Infrastructure | PG&E, CAL TRANS, Shasta County Public Works, Sierra Pacific, OES, National and State Parks.

Manpower | CA National Guard Corps, CA Department of Corrections.

Law Enforcement | Shasta County Sheriffs Office, CHP, Tehama County Sheriff Office.

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Photo Credit | Shasta County Sheriff Office

Human Services | Red Cross, World Central Kitchen.

Fire Mapping-Cameras |  Alert Wildfire Cameras

Evacuations | Holiday Market, Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds, Haven Humane Society,

TEHAMA COUNTY

Sign-up For alerts  | To register for emergency alerts: https://tehamaso.org/tehama-alert/

CLOSURES

  • Highway 36 at the Humbolt Tehama County line to the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 36 to Highway 36 and Bowman Rd

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

  • Zone H – All areas north of HWY 36 to the Shasta County Linefrom Vassar Road/Luce Griswald Road and West to Beegum

WARNINGS

  • Zones C-1, C-2, E, F-1, F-2, E, G

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Photo Credit | Tehama County Sheriff’s Office

EVACUATION SHELTERS

  • Temporary Evacuation Point: Holiday Market 3315 Placer St, Redding, CA 96001
  • Large animal evacuate center: Cottonwood Rodeo Grounds 3917 Main Street, Cottonwood, CA 96022
  • Small animal evacuation center: Haven Humane Society 7449 Eastside Rd, Anderson, CA 96007 (small animals are goats or sheep and smaller.)

SHASTA COUNTY

ALERTS

To register for emergency alerts: bit.ly/shastacodered

Let your loved ones know you are safe. | Facebook’s The Zogg fire in Shasta County, California, USA.

 https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/814639502409539/?alias=814639502409539&source=search

EVACUATIONS

For updates and more information on traffic control points and road closures, please visit: @ShastaSheriff 

  • Fire line east to intersection of Placer Rd and Texas Springs Rd. Including all residences on the South and North side of Placer Rd. between Diggins Way and Texas Springs Rd.
  • South of South Fork Rd and Zogg Mine Rd South along Gas Point Corridor including all residents along Gas Point Rd to Foster Dr.
  • Muletown Rd, from Placer Rd to north of Kanaka Ln, and all roads off of Muletown Rd. Mandatory evacuations have also been issued for Diggins Wy south of Placer and all roads off of Diggins Way.
  • Platina Rd west to Tehama County line. Residents evacuate east bound Highway 36
  • All areas off and north of Platina Rd from Trinity Alps Preserve to Platina.

CLOSURES

  • Highway 36 west @ Highway 3
  • State Road-36 @ Bowman Rd
  • Texas Springs Rd @ Placer Rd
  • Gaspoint Rd. @ Foster Rd.
  • Clear Creek Rd @ Cloverdale Rd.

CITY OF REDDING

For emergency preparation tips:
For the City of Redding’s Wildfire Information Map:
To sign up for local emergency alerts with CODE Red:
For updates by phone, dial 211 or call 855.211.7822.

(Source:  City of Redding FD)

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/29/2020 210 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

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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