New Mexico Wildfire: #UteParkFire Size Increases | 4

EAGLES NEST, New Mex. – A wildfire that started on Thursday, May 31, 2018, around 1410 hours MDT is burning near Ute Park.

LOCATION

A fire was reportedly burning on the Philmont Scout Ranch property near Ute Park on May 31, 2018 around 1410 hours MDT.

The fire is  burning on private land off of (burning on both sides of) Highway 64 and 1 mile east of in Ute Park, as well as 15 miles south of Eagle Nest, New Mexico (northeast portion of) in the New Mexico Forestry in the Cimarron District area.

It is unknown if this was where the ignition point or the original location of the fire was.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

RESOURCES

Hotshot Crew transports

Hotshot crew transports. Photo Credit | Cimarron District

 Another shift in staffing and equipment has been implemented with the following:

  • 511 personnel
  • 10 crews
  • 32 engines
  • 7 helicopters
  • 8 dozers

INCIDENT PARTNERS

Engine crewmembering gearing up for the day

Engine crew gearing up for the day. Photo Credit | Cimarron District

SWCC, Colfax County, NM Fire Info, Angel FD, NM Environmental Public Health Tracking – EPHT, Ute Park Fire, NM DOT, Angel Fire Resort, Philmont Scout Ranch (Boy Scouts of America), Red Cross, Colfax County EM and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Inc., NM State Forestry, Cimarron District, Sandoval County Fire, FEMA, Joseph Elfelt (Mapping Support), Albuquerque Interagency Dispatch Center and Colfax County Government.

CURRENT STATUS

  • Active fire behavior with uphill runs, torching, short-range spotting
  • 14 structures have been lost
  • $1.5 Million cost-to-date
  • Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for Ute Park
  • Fire has not moved further north
  • The fire can be seen usually from the north at the summit from the Angel Fire Resort but not today due to rain
  • 31,930 acres of grass, pinyon juniper and mixed conifer have been destroyed
  • 0% containment

Fire Mapping:

Map Photo Credit | Joseph Elfel (@MappingSupport)

Fire Tactics:

  • Structure protection (dozer line) around Ute Park
  • Firefighters continue to reduce fuels around structures
  • Firefighters are also setting up sprinkler systems
  • Burning operations continue to help protect Cimarron (eastern/souther flanks)
  • Working to securing control lines, conducting mop-up operations
  • Fire has been slowed by the burn scar of the 2002 Ponil Fire (north flank)

Weather:

  • Severe thunderstorms are expected through the area on Sunday
  • Up to 1″ of rain and 30 mph winds from the south are expected around noon MDT
  • Flash flooding is imminent
  • Rain may help on a temporary basis but fire conditions are expected to return
  • Firefighters are ready to deploy for any new starts from lightning occur

CLOSURES

Roadways:

  • US 64 closed from eastbound and westbound from mile marker 285 before Cimarron to mile marker 344 at Eagle Nest
  • NM 204 is closed northbound and southbound from mile marker 0 to mile marker 10
  • NM 21 is closed eastbound and westbound from mile marker 0 at Cimarron to mile marker 34 at Philmont
  • NM 58 is closed eastbound and westbound from mile marker 0 at Cimarron to mile marker 18
  • Cimarron State Park is closed
  • Eagle Nest Lake State Park is open but Lake is closed for firefighting helicopters drawing water as a resource

SHELTERS

Red Cross Shelters:

  • Raton Convention Center – 9015 S 3rd Street, Raton. (Located on east side of the fire)
  • Eagle Nest Senior Center – 74 N Tomboy Drive, Eagle Nest.

Animals:

  • The Pet Pals Dog Boarding Kennel is offer shelter for anyone involved in the Fire.  Info here –> eaglenestdogboarding.com

ALERTS

Alert Notifications:

  • Email Alert Notifications – http://state.us5.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=acd822eb860d4f1f039ccb48f&id=4750f58481

East of Angel Fire. Photo taken on May 31, 2018 when it was at 4K+ acres. Photo Credit | AIDC

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:

#UteParkFire #UtePark #NMwildfire2018

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/3/2018 @ 1030 hours PDT / 1130 hours MDT

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | 3

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Size Up | A statement was released by Ben Sherer, an IMT PIO in training stated, “Fire is 90% contained.  Fire crews walked fire lines. GPS mapping complete. 2,306 acres. Level 1 evacuations are still in effect.”

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.

Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.

 

Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | 2

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.

Large grass fire burning. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Single fire split into two wildfires.  One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Size Up | Active fire behavior on Eastern and Southern flanks. Containment lines are being reinforced with an unknown containment status.  Fire was last reported at 500+ and growing. No word on current scorched acreage.  No known cause at the moment but is being investigated.

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.

Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.

Night operations on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Alerts | SR17 is open to single lane use with a pilot car escort about 9 miles East of Bridgeport at MP 124.5 to 126.

And remember, #NoDronesInFireZones

Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | New!

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Fire on SR 17 taken on 8/4/2017. PC: WSP PIO 6 Trooper B Moore

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire turned wildfire broke out around 1325 hours this Friday afternoon between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington State.

At the time of this post, the fire is now estimated to be at 500+ acres with an unknown containment status.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Fire Timeline | 1325 – Brush reported burning on both sides of SR 17.  Multi-agency response en-route.

| 1335 – SR 17 is closed at 11 miles South of Bridgeport.  Fast moving brush fire in area.

| 1450 – Level 3 Evacuations are in effect.

| 1600 – Red Cross shelter @ Bridgeport High School is to open within 2-3 hours.

Fire burning on the hillside on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1749 – 200 – 300 acres (estimation). 0% containment status. Fire Level raised to 3.

| 1750 – SR 17 open to one lane of traffic with a pilot car, 9 miles East of Bridgeport at milepost 124.5 to milepost 126.

Fire consumes grass on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1907 – Single fire split into two wildfires.  One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.

Fire map of affected areas. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1908 – Northern side of wildfire is mostly contained (unknown %) and being monitored by fire crews.

| 1910 – Douglas County DOT grader deployed to scene to help cut fire lines.  Fire mobe approved.

| 1949 – New evacuations for Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

DNR Fire Preparedness Level | See multi-colored fire map down below in this post. Yellow (High Alert) and Red (Very High/Extreme). PC: WA DNR

Incident Cooperators | Douglas County Sheriff Office, Douglas County School District, WA State Patrol PIO 6, Red Cross and State mobe resources.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#SterlingFire | CA |Update 1

Incident Summary | Approximately at 1807 Hours PDT this evening, a vegetation fire broke out about three (3) hours ago.  The fire was about two acres at the time.

Location | Location North of the De La Rosa neighborhood in the Sterling and Foothills in California.

Here is the timeline of the fire pieced together via social media postings.

1847 | Additional firefighting personnel and equipment arriving now, Rialto FD and Redlands FD.  Fire was reported as being a stubborn fire and smoke blowing to the SE.

1849 | San Bernardino County FD and San Bernardino NF are Unified Command.  20 acres 0% containment burning in area of Borea Canyon.

1850 | IC states:  17 engines, 2 handcrews, 2 helos, 2 air tankers, 2 tenders, mult overhead assigned w/ additional resources en route.

1851 | Fire started in SB city and is now burning on forest. No immediate structure threat. PIO avail on scene at ICP.

1852 | 20 acres scorched. 0% contained.

1900 | IC reports fixed wing have retardant line around fire. Firefighters making good progress. 25 acres.

1923 | San Bernardino states:  Too early to determine cause of fire or poss connection to the homeless encampment.

2005 | IC states:  Forward rate of spread stopped. Fire holding at 30 acres. Crews to remain overnight to construct and reinforce lines.

Social Media | Hashtags being used for this incident.  #Sterlingfire #SBCoFire #SanBernardinoNF

Updates | More will come when info is received.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Update 8 | #Oso SR 530 Reopens Again | Washington

UPDATE 8 – APRIL 13, 2017 – 1715 HOURS PDT

The SR530 highway is once again open to the motoring public.

The WSDOT released this statement on Wednesday, April 12th just after 1400 Hours PDT.  “Over the past weekend, crews installed 11 monitoring locations to track ground movement and analyzed the hillside twice a day.

After several days of no measurable movement to the slide area above SR 530, geologists from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) agreed to reopen the roadway.”

Snohomish County residents were allowed to return to their homes/businesses/areas after Officials lifted the evacuation order.

Please be vigilant to driving conditions as the roadway could close again if the area begins to shift once again.

UPDATE 7 – APRIL 11, 2017 – 1900 HOURS PDT

Again, crews checked the slide and found no movement.  A new assessment and  will be made on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

UPDATE 6 – APRIL 10, 2017  

WSDOT crews have checked the original slide on Monday, April 10th stating there has been no movement found.  Another check was due to occur on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

UPDATE 5 – APRIL 9, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

Due to the unstable hillside above the SR530 highway, WSDOT states they have extended the shutdown in both directions of the roadway until at least next Thursday, April 13th.  Another assessment will be made at that time.

The weather for next week is as follows:

* Sun  Rain April 9.   Current Temps 46*F and cloudy. 55% humidity with a chance of rain this evening.  Winds are at 5 mph.
* Mon  Thunderstorms April 10.  Temps  49º / 35º
* Tue Partly Cloudy April 11.  Temps  58º / 39º
* Wed Rain April 12. Temps 53º / 41º
* Thu  Rain April 13. Temps  52º  / 41º
* Fri   Light Rain April 14.  Temps  51º  / 38º
* Sat  Partly Cloudy April 15. Temps  58º /  37º

UPDATE 4- APRIL 8, 2017 – 1815 HOURS PDT

SR 530 remains closed from Mile Post 34-40 so that Geologists can still monitor the land and any movements.

News conference. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

On Monday, Officials will reassess the situation to see if it is safe for the motoring public and if they can reopen SR530 once again.

About Oso, Washington

A town located in Snohomish County, Washington is approximately 50 air miles from Seattle; is just West of Darrington and South of the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  

It is said to have 180 residents (2010 census).  There is no census information to reflect how many were living in the area in 2014.

The small town was placed on the international news map when a large mass of  mud and debris [approximately one square mile] slid down a hillside covering a rural  community and killing 43 in March of 2014.  The incident was located 4 miles East of the town of Oso.

Families reached a $50 Million Settlement for the 2014 Oso mudslide major disaster due to Officials had full knowledge of the future dangers and risks building/living in the area while not providing that information to residents/visitors.  This caused many parties to be at fault for not warning those down below prior to the disaster occurring, leading to many deaths and injuries and listing this as one of the most horrific and largest disasters in Washington State.  

Oso has also been touched by wildfire.  On May 13, 2016, there was a wildfire just off of SR 530 that burned about 100 acres.

UPDATE 3 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1015 HOURS PDT

SR530 was closed last night as a precaution due to the mudslide being above the highway.  No actual mud flowed on to the roadway, says WSDOT North Traffic.

Some of the debris above the highway. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

The roadway is still closed from Mile post 34-38 on SR 530 to enable Geologists to assess the area and if it poses a threat to the motoring public below.

No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE 2 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 0740 HOURS PDT

The slow-moving mudslide in Oso, Washington has prompted area residents on the North end of where the unstable ground to evacuate from their homes voluntarily on a precautionary basis overnight.

Correction:  The incident is not in Skagit County as reported last night but in Snohomish County.

Per the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Command is in Unified Command with the Oso Fire Department to be available and work with the residents to ensure their safety (Update around 2230 Hours PDT).

Location of the incident at the Yellow spot. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

About 10 homes in the North end of the slide voluntarily evacuated as an overnight precaution.

Yellow area indicates the evacuation and closed road areas. [Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff Office]

According to the WSDOT’s website last updated at midnight, SR 530 eastbound & westbound directions at Oso Loop Rd (MP 35) to 310th St NE (MP 39) is closed due to the mudslide.

WSDOT also stated, ” For clarification of the incident. This is on the opposite side of road as the 2014 slide and approximately 1.5 miles west. Crews will reevaluate @ daylight.”

There have been no additional updates since last night’s pressers.

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 7, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

A slow-moving mudslide has hit the Oso, Washington area around 2015 Hours PDT on Friday evening.

Both WSP and WSDOT were en route to the slide moments after the slide occurred to shut down SR 530, the same roadway involved in the previous devastating Oso mudslide event in 2014.

HIGHEST IMPACT – Update
SR 530 Both Directions – On SR 530 eastbound & westbound at MP 36 there is an incident blocking all lanes. Last Updated: 4/7/2017 8:11 PM – WSDOT Traffic Alert

This appears to be about 2-3 miles West of the mudslide that devastated Oso back on March 22, 2014.  The 2014 mudslide killed several people, destroyed many lives and brought compassion, kindness and human love upon a much deserving community.

“Our hearts nearly dropped again, hearing of a second slide touching the #Oso community. We are hoping for the best in that it is minor compared to the last event. We know they have suffered much.

Prayers and thoughts to our 1st Responders on-scene and to those that may be impacted.”

LR Swenson, NW Fire Blog Editor 

Officials were said to notify homeowners and residents if evacuations were needed.

So far no injuries or property damage have been reported.

There is no updates from the Oso Fire Department.  We are waiting for additional details about this incident.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Update 7 | #Oso SR 530 Closure Extends | Washington

UPDATE 7 – APRIL 11, 2017 – 1900 HOURS PDT

Again, crews checked the slide and found no movement.  A new assessment and  will be made on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

UPDATE 6 – APRIL 10, 2017  

WSDOT crews have checked the original slide on Monday, April 10th stating there has been no movement found.  Another check was due to occur on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

UPDATE 5 – APRIL 9, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

Due to the unstable hillside above the SR530 highway, WSDOT states they have extended the shutdown in both directions of the roadway until at least next Thursday, April 13th.  Another assessment will be made at that time.

The weather for next week is as follows:

* Sun  Rain April 9.   Current Temps 46*F and cloudy. 55% humidity with a chance of rain this evening.  Winds are at 5 mph.
* Mon  Thunderstorms April 10.  Temps  49º / 35º
* Tue Partly Cloudy April 11.  Temps  58º / 39º
* Wed Rain April 12. Temps 53º / 41º
* Thu  Rain April 13. Temps  52º  / 41º
* Fri   Light Rain April 14.  Temps  51º  / 38º
* Sat  Partly Cloudy April 15. Temps  58º /  37º

UPDATE 4- APRIL 8, 2017 – 1815 HOURS PDT

SR 530 remains closed from Mile Post 34-40 so that Geologists can still monitor the land and any movements.

News conference. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

On Monday, Officials will reassess the situation to see if it is safe for the motoring public and if they can reopen SR530 once again.

About Oso, Washington

A town located in Snohomish County, Washington is approximately 50 air miles from Seattle; is just West of Darrington and South of the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  

It is said to have 180 residents (2010 census).  There is no census information to reflect how many were living in the area in 2014.

The small town was placed on the international news map when a large mass of  mud and debris [approximately one square mile] slid down a hillside covering a rural  community and killing 43 in March of 2014.  The incident was located 4 miles East of the town of Oso.

Families reached a $50 Million Settlement for the 2014 Oso mudslide major disaster due to Officials had full knowledge of the future dangers and risks building/living in the area while not providing that information to residents/visitors.  This caused many parties to be at fault for not warning those down below prior to the disaster occurring, leading to many deaths and injuries and listing this as one of the most horrific and largest disasters in Washington State.  

Oso has also been touched by wildfire.  On May 13, 2016, there was a wildfire just off of SR 530 that burned about 100 acres.

UPDATE 3 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1015 HOURS PDT

SR530 was closed last night as a precaution due to the mudslide being above the highway.  No actual mud flowed on to the roadway, says WSDOT North Traffic.

Some of the debris above the highway. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

The roadway is still closed from Mile post 34-38 on SR 530 to enable Geologists to assess the area and if it poses a threat to the motoring public below.

No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE 2 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 0740 HOURS PDT

The slow-moving mudslide in Oso, Washington has prompted area residents on the North end of where the unstable ground to evacuate from their homes voluntarily on a precautionary basis overnight.

Correction:  The incident is not in Skagit County as reported last night but in Snohomish County.

Per the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Command is in Unified Command with the Oso Fire Department to be available and work with the residents to ensure their safety (Update around 2230 Hours PDT).

Location of the incident at the Yellow spot. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

About 10 homes in the North end of the slide voluntarily evacuated as an overnight precaution.

Yellow area indicates the evacuation and closed road areas. [Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff Office]

According to the WSDOT’s website last updated at midnight, SR 530 eastbound & westbound directions at Oso Loop Rd (MP 35) to 310th St NE (MP 39) is closed due to the mudslide.

WSDOT also stated, ” For clarification of the incident. This is on the opposite side of road as the 2014 slide and approximately 1.5 miles west. Crews will reevaluate @ daylight.”

There have been no additional updates since last night’s pressers.

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 7, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

A slow-moving mudslide has hit the Oso, Washington area around 2015 Hours PDT on Friday evening.

Both WSP and WSDOT were en route to the slide moments after the slide occurred to shut down SR 530, the same roadway involved in the previous devastating Oso mudslide event in 2014.

HIGHEST IMPACT – Update
SR 530 Both Directions – On SR 530 eastbound & westbound at MP 36 there is an incident blocking all lanes. Last Updated: 4/7/2017 8:11 PM – WSDOT Traffic Alert

This appears to be about 2-3 miles West of the mudslide that devastated Oso back on March 22, 2014.  The 2014 mudslide killed several people, destroyed many lives and brought compassion, kindness and human love upon a much deserving community.

“Our hearts nearly dropped again, hearing of a second slide touching the #Oso community. We are hoping for the best in that it is minor compared to the last event. We know they have suffered much.

Prayers and thoughts to our 1st Responders on-scene and to those that may be impacted.”

LR Swenson, NW Fire Blog Editor 

Officials were said to notify homeowners and residents if evacuations were needed.

So far no injuries or property damage have been reported.

There is no updates from the Oso Fire Department.  We are waiting for additional details about this incident.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Update 5 | #Oso SR 530 Closure Extends | Washington

UPDATE 5 – APRIL 9, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

Due to the unstable hillside above the SR530 highway, WSDOT states they have extended the shutdown in both directions of the roadway until at least next Thursday, April 13th.  Another assessment will be made at that time.

The weather for next week is as follows:

* Sun  Rain April 9.   Current Temps 46*F and cloudy. 55% humidity with a chance of rain this evening.  Winds are at 5 mph.
* Mon  Thunderstorms April 10.  Temps  49º / 35º
* Tue Partly Cloudy April 11.  Temps  58º / 39º
* Wed Rain April 12. Temps 53º / 41º
* Thu  Rain April 13. Temps  52º  / 41º
* Fri   Light Rain April 14.  Temps  51º  / 38º
* Sat  Partly Cloudy April 15. Temps  58º /  37º

UPDATE 4- APRIL 8, 2017 – 1815 HOURS PDT

SR 530 remains closed from Mile Post 34-40 so that Geologists can still monitor the land and any movements.

News conference. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

On Monday, Officials will reassess the situation to see if it is safe for the motoring public and if they can reopen SR530 once again.

About Oso, Washington

A town located in Snohomish County, Washington is approximately 50 air miles from Seattle; is just West of Darrington and South of the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  

It is said to have 180 residents (2010 census).  There is no census information to reflect how many were living in the area in 2014.

The small town was placed on the international news map when a large mass of  mud and debris [approximately one square mile] slid down a hillside covering a rural  community and killing 43 in March of 2014.  The incident was located 4 miles East of the town of Oso.

Families reached a $50 Million Settlement for the 2014 Oso mudslide major disaster due to Officials had full knowledge of the future dangers and risks building/living in the area while not providing that information to residents/visitors.  This caused many parties to be at fault for not warning those down below prior to the disaster occurring, leading to many deaths and injuries and listing this as one of the most horrific and largest disasters in Washington State.  

Oso has also been touched by wildfire.  On May 13, 2016, there was a wildfire just off of SR 530 that burned about 100 acres.

UPDATE 3 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1015 HOURS PDT

SR530 was closed last night as a precaution due to the mudslide being above the highway.  No actual mud flowed on to the roadway, says WSDOT North Traffic.

Some of the debris above the highway. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

The roadway is still closed from Mile post 34-38 on SR 530 to enable Geologists to assess the area and if it poses a threat to the motoring public below.

No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE 2 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 0740 HOURS PDT

The slow-moving mudslide in Oso, Washington has prompted area residents on the North end of where the unstable ground to evacuate from their homes voluntarily on a precautionary basis overnight.

Correction:  The incident is not in Skagit County as reported last night but in Snohomish County.

Per the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Command is in Unified Command with the Oso Fire Department to be available and work with the residents to ensure their safety (Update around 2230 Hours PDT).

Location of the incident at the Yellow spot. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

About 10 homes in the North end of the slide voluntarily evacuated as an overnight precaution.

Yellow area indicates the evacuation and closed road areas. [Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff Office]

According to the WSDOT’s website last updated at midnight, SR 530 eastbound & westbound directions at Oso Loop Rd (MP 35) to 310th St NE (MP 39) is closed due to the mudslide.

WSDOT also stated, ” For clarification of the incident. This is on the opposite side of road as the 2014 slide and approximately 1.5 miles west. Crews will reevaluate @ daylight.”

There have been no additional updates since last night’s pressers.

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 7, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

A slow-moving mudslide has hit the Oso, Washington area around 2015 Hours PDT on Friday evening.

Both WSP and WSDOT were en route to the slide moments after the slide occurred to shut down SR 530, the same roadway involved in the previous devastating Oso mudslide event in 2014.

HIGHEST IMPACT – Update
SR 530 Both Directions – On SR 530 eastbound & westbound at MP 36 there is an incident blocking all lanes. Last Updated: 4/7/2017 8:11 PM – WSDOT Traffic Alert

This appears to be about 2-3 miles West of the mudslide that devastated Oso back on March 22, 2014.  The 2014 mudslide killed several people, destroyed many lives and brought compassion, kindness and human love upon a much deserving community.

“Our hearts nearly dropped again, hearing of a second slide touching the #Oso community. We are hoping for the best in that it is minor compared to the last event. We know they have suffered much.

Prayers and thoughts to our 1st Responders on-scene and to those that may be impacted.”

LR Swenson, NW Fire Blog Editor 

Officials were said to notify homeowners and residents if evacuations were needed.

So far no injuries or property damage have been reported.

There is no updates from the Oso Fire Department.  We are waiting for additional details about this incident.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Update 4 | #Oso SR 530 Remains Closed | Washington

UPDATE 4- APRIL 8, 2017 – 1815 HOURS PDT

SR 530 remains closed from Mile Post 34-40 so that Geologists can still monitor the land and any movements.

News conference. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

On Monday, Officials will reassess the situation to see if it is safe for the motoring public and if they can reopen SR530 once again.

About Oso, Washington

A town located in Snohomish County, Washington is approximately 50 air miles from Seattle; is just West of Darrington and South of the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  

It is said to have 180 residents (2010 census).  There is no census information to reflect how many were living in the area in 2014.

The small town was placed on the international news map when a large mass of  mud and debris [approximately one square mile] slid down a hillside covering a rural  community and killing 43 in March of 2014.  The incident was located 4 miles East of the town of Oso.

Families reached a $50 Million Settlement for the 2014 Oso mudslide major disaster due to Officials had full knowledge of the future dangers and risks building/living in the area while not providing that information to residents/visitors.  This caused many parties to be at fault for not warning those down below prior to the disaster occurring, leading to many deaths and injuries and listing this as one of the most horrific and largest disasters in Washington State.  

Oso has also been touched by wildfire.  On May 13, 2016, there was a wildfire just off of SR 530 that burned about 100 acres.

UPDATE 3 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1015 HOURS PDT

SR530 was closed last night as a precaution due to the mudslide being above the highway.  No actual mud flowed on to the roadway, says WSDOT North Traffic.

Some of the debris above the highway. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

The roadway is still closed from Mile post 34-38 on SR 530 to enable Geologists to assess the area and if it poses a threat to the motoring public below.

No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE 2 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 0740 HOURS PDT

The slow-moving mudslide in Oso, Washington has prompted area residents on the North end of where the unstable ground to evacuate from their homes voluntarily on a precautionary basis overnight.

Correction:  The incident is not in Skagit County as reported last night but in Snohomish County.

Per the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Command is in Unified Command with the Oso Fire Department to be available and work with the residents to ensure their safety (Update around 2230 Hours PDT).

Location of the incident at the Yellow spot. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

About 10 homes in the North end of the slide voluntarily evacuated as an overnight precaution.

Yellow area indicates the evacuation and closed road areas. [Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff Office]

According to the WSDOT’s website last updated at midnight, SR 530 eastbound & westbound directions at Oso Loop Rd (MP 35) to 310th St NE (MP 39) is closed due to the mudslide.

WSDOT also stated, ” For clarification of the incident. This is on the opposite side of road as the 2014 slide and approximately 1.5 miles west. Crews will reevaluate @ daylight.”

There have been no additional updates since last night’s pressers.

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 7, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

A slow-moving mudslide has hit the Oso, Washington area around 2015 Hours PDT on Friday evening.

Both WSP and WSDOT were en route to the slide moments after the slide occurred to shut down SR 530, the same roadway involved in the previous devastating Oso mudslide event in 2014.

HIGHEST IMPACT – Update
SR 530 Both Directions – On SR 530 eastbound & westbound at MP 36 there is an incident blocking all lanes. Last Updated: 4/7/2017 8:11 PM – WSDOT Traffic Alert

This appears to be about 2-3 miles West of the mudslide that devastated Oso back on March 22, 2014.  The 2014 mudslide killed several people, destroyed many lives and brought compassion, kindness and human love upon a much deserving community.

“Our hearts nearly dropped again, hearing of a second slide touching the #Oso community. We are hoping for the best in that it is minor compared to the last event. We know they have suffered much.

Prayers and thoughts to our 1st Responders on-scene and to those that may be impacted.”

LR Swenson, NW Fire Blog Editor 

Officials were said to notify homeowners and residents if evacuations were needed.

So far no injuries or property damage have been reported.

There is no updates from the Oso Fire Department.  We are waiting for additional details about this incident.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Update 3 | #Oso Mudslide Being Assessed | Washington

UPDATE 3 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1015 HOURS PDT

SR530 was closed last night as a precaution due to the mudslide being above the highway.  No actual mud flowed on to the roadway, says WSDOT North Traffic.

Some of the debris above the highway. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

The roadway is still closed from Mile post 34-38 on SR 530 to enable Geologists to assess the area and if it poses a threat to the motoring public below.

No injuries have been reported.

UPDATE 2 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 0740 HOURS PDT

The slow-moving mudslide in Oso, Washington has prompted area residents on the North end of where the unstable ground to evacuate from their homes voluntarily on a precautionary basis overnight.

Correction:  The incident is not in Skagit County as reported last night but in Snohomish County.

Per the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Command is in Unified Command with the Oso Fire Department to be available and work with the residents to ensure their safety (Update around 2230 Hours PDT).

Location of the incident at the Yellow spot. [Photo Credit: WSDOT]

About 10 homes in the North end of the slide voluntarily evacuated as an overnight precaution.

Yellow area indicates the evacuation and closed road areas. [Photo Credit: Snohomish County Sheriff Office]

According to the WSDOT’s website last updated at midnight, SR 530 eastbound & westbound directions at Oso Loop Rd (MP 35) to 310th St NE (MP 39) is closed due to the mudslide.

WSDOT also stated, ” For clarification of the incident. This is on the opposite side of road as the 2014 slide and approximately 1.5 miles west. Crews will reevaluate @ daylight.”

There have been no additional updates since last night’s pressers.

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 7, 2017 – 2115 HOURS PDT

A slow-moving mudslide has hit the Oso, Washington area around 2015 Hours PDT on Friday evening.

Both WSP and WSDOT were en route to the slide moments after the slide occurred to shut down SR 530, the same roadway involved in the previous devastating Oso mudslide event in 2014.

HIGHEST IMPACT – Update
SR 530 Both Directions – On SR 530 eastbound & westbound at MP 36 there is an incident blocking all lanes. Last Updated: 4/7/2017 8:11 PM – WSDOT Traffic Alert

This appears to be about 2-3 miles West of the mudslide that devastated Oso back on March 22, 2014.  The 2014 mudslide killed several people, destroyed many lives and brought compassion, kindness and human love upon a much deserving community.

“Our hearts nearly dropped again, hearing of a second slide touching the #Oso community. We are hoping for the best in that it is minor compared to the last event. We know they have suffered much.

Prayers and thoughts to our 1st Responders on-scene and to those that may be impacted.”

LR Swenson, NW Fire Blog Editor 

Officials were said to notify homeowners and residents if evacuations were needed.

So far no injuries or property damage have been reported.

There is no updates from the Oso Fire Department.  We are waiting for additional details about this incident.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog