#GateFire | CA | Update 4

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | The Gate Fire is burning off of Hwy 94 and Otay Truck Trail, NW of Delzura, California.

Current Fire Status |  The wildfire has destroyed 1500 acres but fire crews have reached a successful 30% containment status.  They are working tirelessly to suppress / contain during every opportunity they reach.

Resources |  There are 11 Type 3 CAL Fire engines, 13 crews, 4 patrols, 2 bulldozers and 4 water tenders assigned to this fire incident.  This is as of 0600 hours this morning from CAL Fire directly.   There is a report on Social Media that

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are still in effect due to damage to the infrastructure at the Campground.  All evacuees have been mostly relocated to the Red Cross Shelter located at Otay Ranch H.S. in Chula Vista.

Photo Credit: CAL Fire

An evacuation warning has been issued for the Delzura community.  Some  evacuated yesterday to the evacuation point of the Viejas Casino Parking Lot, but were allowed to return last night with a Law Enforcement escort.

If you are an evacuee and have a pet, please contact the San Diego Humane Society for assistance.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

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#GateFire | CA | Update 3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.  UPDATE (1450 Hours PDT) | 425 acres. 5% contained.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

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#GateFire | CA | Update 3

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.  UPDATE (1450 Hours PDT) | 425 acres. 5% contained.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#GateFire | CA | Update 2

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | Fire officials are saying the newly corrected location of the original vegetation fire changed over to a wildfire dubbed the #GateFire is off of Highway 94 and Otay Truck trail.  It is just NW of Dulzura, California.

Current Fire Status | Since our last initial post, the fire has grown from 100 acres to a whopping 300 acres.  The ROS is still dangerous and rapid.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Evacuations | Evacuations of the Pio Pico Campground are now in effect.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#RockyFire | CA | New!

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Incident Summary | A 4-acre vegetation fire is burning on Rocky Creek Road and Old Abode Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo, California.

Photo Credit: CAL Fire SLO

Social Media | Hashtags we are using are #CAwildfires2017 #CA #RockyFire

Updates | Limited information is coming in from sources.  We will provide an update as more information is received.

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#GateFire | CA | New!

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Fire Incident | The CAL Fire San Diego unit is reporting a vegetation fire broke out around 1130 Hours PDT on Saturday, May 20, 2017, off of Highway 94 and just South of Jamul in San Diego, California.

Current Fire Status | The IC is reporting a dangerous ROS.  When Fire officials reported the first update, the fire had burned only 10 acres but has since increased to 100 acres with a 0% containment status.

Resources | CAL Fire San Diego fire crews is all we know at this time.  We are waiting for a response from their PIO for the breakdown on resources, personnel and equipment.  We have not received a response at the time of this publication.

Social Media | We are using the hashtags #GateFire #CAwildfires2017 #CA #SanDiegoCA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

NEW: Spot Fires | California | Update 1

Updated @ 1824 Hours PDT

VEGETATION FIRE 1 – 13900 block of Paxton Street, Pacoima, California

More fires break out in same general area. –  A vegetation fire with multiple spot fire is burning in the  13900 block of Paxton Street in Pacoima, California that also started on Monday, October 10th, 2016.

The fire is burning in grass from Paxton Street to the 118 Freeway.

Fire resources dispatched were FS 98; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; BC15 CM42 E102 E18 E287 E39 E81 E87 RA75 RA898 T87; 9 and 17.

VEGETATION FIRE 2 – EB 118 Fwy x San Fernando Rd, Pacoima, California

A vegetation fire with spot fires broke out at around 1735 hours PDT on Monday, October 10, 2016.

FS 75; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; BC14 E103 E107 E275 E28 E88 T75; 8; 18;

 

Unknown at this time are the cause, injuries, structure damage or the size of the two fires.

More updates will be provided when information is received.

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

UPDATE | State Patrol Fire | Near Kennewick Washington

Incident Summary

At approximately 1045 hours this morning,  a brush fire broke out in Benton County, Washington.

Location

The fire is said to be South of Kennewick in the affected area of US 395 and the Canyon Lake Development.

Credit: Benton County Fire District 1 PIO Devin Helland

It is also located behind one of  Washington State Patrol’s Offices at 143302 East Law Lane in Kennewick.

Fire Status

As of 1245 hours. Fire crews were in mop-up operations and working on hot spots in the black.  Will be on-scene for a few more hours.

Fire Command is calling this incident, “The State Patrol Fire”.

The size of the fire has reached 1,000 acres with a 100% containment status.

Resources

The following Agencies assigned to this incident are:

  • Kennewick FD
  • Kennewick PD
  • Pasco Fire
  • Benton Co. Fire District 1
  • Benton Co. Fire District 2
  • Franklin Co. 3
  • Washington State Patrol

Hashtags

#BentonCoFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE  #KennewickWAFire  #StatePatrolFire

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

NEW! Unnamed Vegetation Fire | Near Kennewick Washinton

Incident Summary

At approximately 1045 hours this morning,  a vegetation fire or as it may be caused as a natural cover fire broke out in Benton County, Washington.

Location

The fire is said to be South of Kennewick in the affected area of US 395 and the Canyon Lake Development.

Credit: Benton County Fire District 1 PIO Devin Helland

We also heard that the fire is burning behind one of Washington State Patrol’s Offices but we have not received confirmation of that.  According to the Department’s website, this detachment is located at 143302 East Law Lane in Kennewick.

Fire Status

The wind-driven fire is said to be currently at 600-800 acres.  The head of the fire has been stopped but fire crews are actively fighting fire in other parts of the fire.  Dozers are on-scene and working on the flanks.

There is no containment status known at this time.

Resources

According to sources, the following Agencies are on-scene:

  • Kennewick FD
  • Kennewick PD
  • Pasco Fire
  • Benton Co. Fire District 1
  • Benton Co. Fire District 2
  • Franklin Co. 3
  • Washington State Patrol

Hashtags

#BentonCoFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE  #KennewickWAFire

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

WILDFIRE: Harrison Fire | Thermal, CAL | Sit Rep

A vegetation fire was reported on June 1, 2015, around 1016 hours PDT on the Bureau of Indian lands at Ave 66 and Harrison Street in Riverside County, California.  The fire began as a small ten-acre fire in heavy vegetation including mulch and Tamarisk Trees.

At around 1300, the CHP began closing down roadways near the fire incident.  Approximately, 45 minutes later, the Sheriff’s Office began conducting evacuations of nearby mobile home park located just north of Avenue 66 at Tyler Street and east Harrison Street. The streets were being closed by the CHP. The fire had grown to 30 acres at this time.

At 1530 hours, the fire had exploded to 75 acres, prompting an evacuation center to be opened.  A local transit company sent a bus with A/C to help REHAB firefighters. At this time, two firefighters were being evaluated for non-threatening injuries.

A few hours later, around 1509 hours, the Firefighters report the fire contained at 30%.

Two hours later, the fire has crept up to 80 acres with a 40% containment status.  The evacuation orders have been lifted.

The next morning at 0737 hours PDT on June 2, 2015, the fire is holding still at 80 acres with a 40% containment status.  Firefighters’ hard work has paid off from overnight.

At 1400 hours, a firefighter is transported by ambulance with unknown non-threatening injury.

Almost 3 hours later around 1438 hours PDT, Fire Managers announce the fire is at a 60% containment status.

As of June 3, 2015, the fire was reported at 1924 hours PDT with a 85% containment.  Firefighters are beginning to get a hold on this fire more quickly as the days pass by.

June 4, 2015, at 1845 hours PDT, it was reported that the fire was still holding at 80 acres but the containment status had increased to 95%.  It was stated their expected time of 100% containment would be on June 5, 2015.

Incident Command was released back to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, after all resources had been released from the fire incident.

That Was Then……

A new update on the fire as of 1615 hours PDT on June 5, 2015, in there have been a few developments.  The firefighters that have remained on scene, have found some increasing winds making mop-up operations somewhat difficult.  All-in-all, as today the fire still is being held at 95% containment and limited to 80 acres.

New expected containment is on Saturday, June 6 around 1400 hours PDT.

Resources

Resources that were on scene at the time of fire were:

  • American Red Cross
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • CAL FIRE/Riverside
  • CHP – Indio Division
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • Riverside Co Fire OES
  • Riverside Co Roads
  • Riverside Co Sheriffs Office

Great job to all who worked so hard in the heat, dry conditions and protecting the great citizens of California.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog