Motor Bike Rider Down in Marysville WA

MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON STATE

Fire units 8N4, A62A, E61, E63, M61, M63, B62B and 8R23 have been dispatched to a motorcyclist down on 88th Street NE at State Avenue in Marysville, Washington.

There are no other vehicles reportedly seen in the area.

No condition of the victim is known.

AVOID THE AREA.

This is an active incident.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/9/2021 1830 PT

Leavenworth Bomb Threat False

LEAVENWORTH, Washington State

On December 29, 2020, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office/9-1-1 Center “RiverCom” received an anonymous bomb threat from an unknown male caller who stated there was an explosive device in a garbage can in the 800 block of Front Street.

Chelan County deputies arrived quickly on-scene with mutual from the Washington State Patrol Troopers to help clear the area and evacuate all residents/businesses in the downtown corridor of the City. Leavenworth’s local hospital also went into lockdown, while others outside of the area were under a shelter-in-place order.

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While evacuations were in motion, several bomb squads were en route from the Moses Lake area and from the west side. After the bomb squads arrived on-scene, they worked methodically to check all areas before calling an all clear. The WSP Bomb Squad was said to have found nothing and turned the area back over to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office around 0200 hours PT on Thursday morning.

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Traffic was diverted around US Highway due to roadblocks manned by WSP Troopers. All closures and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. As you can see from the photo above, everything has returned back to normal operations.

There are currently no suspect(s) identified at the time of this post.

This an active and ongoing investigation.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Update 2 12/30/2020 1315 PT | Update 1 12/29/2020 2355 Hours PT

Bomb Threat in Washington State

LEAVENWORTH, Washington State

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office contacted the City of Leavenworth about a bomb threat in the downtown area in a garbage can in the 800 block of Front Street.

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All County and City officials are taking this phone threat seriously and are working to track down the caller. Bomb squads are en route or on-scene from Moses Lake and from the west side. The Command Center will be either at the High School or at Chelan County Fire District #3.

There are currently seven Chelan County Deputies and three or more WSP Troopers on-scene. More will soon pouring into area. If you are on the roadway, please pull to the right for emergency vehicles (it is the law).

The downtown corridor was evacuated and all others are strongly encouraged to shelter-in-place. Do not leave your homes/businesses and seek out the police activity in the area. There are roadblocks keeping people out of the area.

Credit | City of Leavenworth

Traffic Alert | “On US 2 in between milepost 99 and 101 (Leavenworth), road closure for police activity. Travelers should utilize East Leavenworth Rd. for east-west travel through the area. There is no current estimated time for reopening. From milepost 99 to milepost 101. There is an unknown ETA for reopening.” – WSDOT. Original update 2053 PT.

Traffic Alert | “SR2 closed between ICICLE RD (MP99) and EAST LEAVENWORTH RD (MP100-5). WSP units at the closure points.” – WSP Trooper John Bryant, PIO.

Shelter-In-Place | Cascade Medical Center and all those on the outside of downtown Leavenworth.

ABOUT LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON STATE

Leavenworth has an area of 1.25 square miles which was created in the 1960s with its Tudor style architecture, Bavarian Village type outdoor shops, restaurants, and hotel. Today, the destination is home to just over 1,900 residents with about 24.4% of have German ancestry but thousands visit and play here all year-round.

To learn more about this great little destination, you can visit the Leavenworth, Washington Chamber of Commerce Home | Leavenworth Washington.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- Updated 12/29/2020 2355 Hours PT

Another Train Derailment in Washington

A second BNSF train has derailed at the intersection of SR22 and Phillips Road, about two miles east of Mabton in Yakima County, Washington.

The 116-container train was derailed when it was hit by a semi-truck with a piece of farm equipment on it ripping about six box cars and three engines from its tracks.

This occurred on Wednesday, December 23rd around 1055 hours PT, just one day after another train derailed in Custer, Washington around 1140 hours PT. The cause of that derailment is still under investigation.

Images were taken of the train by the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management via using a drone of the disaster. The latter two photos are from the YCFDPIO.

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Currently, on-scene are the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, whose Deputies initially responding to scene and later requesting the Washington State Patrol, BNSF Railway personnel and the Washington State’s Department of Ecology. Yakima County Fire Department also has first responders on the ground.

Washington State DOE is currently assessing the wreck for any potential fuel leaks.

There were reports of minor injuries to the train crew but no fire or HAZMAT issues personnel having to work with.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/23/2020 1400 Hours PT

Pre-Turkey Day Fire Erupts

SEATTLE, Wash. | Firefighters and equipment were dispatched to a residential structure fire located in the 10000 block of Sand Point Way NE at 2021 hours on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

FIRE BUILDING

The fire building is a 3 bedroom and 1.75 bath home with 1,600 square feet with a basement, main floor and attic. It was built in 1939, with a finished basement and underground parking garage. The lot size is over 7,000 square feet.

RESOURCES

Units dispatched were Seattle Fire’s Aid 25, Air Unit 10, Battalions 2 and 6, Deputy 1, Engines 16, 24, 31, 38, 40, Ladders 5 and 10. Medics 17 and 44 (Supervisor), Marshal 5 (FIU Investigator), REHAB 1 (Fire/Medical Rehab), Safety 2 and Staff 10.

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FIRE OPS

Water Supply – Established with E39 taking a secondary hydrant.

Search and Rescue – Ladder 5 did a split search from floors one to two completing their task quickly, with nothing found. Primary and secondary searches were completed of the whole structure.

Command – Battalion 6 assumed command at 2033 hours.

Per scanner traffic, visible flames were reported to be out the basement windows when first due units arrived. Crews did not find any extension to the attic or to the knee walls. The fire was knocked down less than 15 minutes.

Ventilation operations with fans was tasked to Ladder 9.

Units were starting to be released by Command within 20 minutes from the original dispatched call time.

CAUSE

At the time of this post, the cause and preliminary damage to the the property and contents were unknown.

The Seattle Fire Investigator, Marshal 5 was on-scene.

INJURIES

No reports of injuries to firefighters or citizens was reported by the Seattle Fire Department.

UPDATE

An update will be posted when information has been received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 11/25/2020 2120 PT

Enumclaw Touched by Fire

The Living Court Assisted Living community facility located in the 2200 block of Jensen Street in Enumclaw (King County), Washington State was touched by a small fire on Friday evening around 2215 hours PT.

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It was reported that the fire was quickly contained but fire fighters were still working to knock it down. Residents inside the building were assisted during evacuations.

There was one area on the east side of the building reportedly as being flooded.

Police were on-scene to help with evacuations and traffic control.

Engine 34 from the Enumclaw Fire Department was dispatched as mutual to help King County Fire Agencies:

  • Valley Fire
  • VRFA
  • South King Fire
  • IAFF 2024
  • Mountainview Fire
  • IAFF2595
  • King County Medic 1
  • Puget Sound Fire

Did not hear of any reports of injuries to residents or to firefighters.

The Red Cross was requested and is assisting the facility.

No preliminary cause was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/30/2020 2240 PT

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

RENTON HOUSE SUFFERS EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE

UPDATE | Renton Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 2000 block of SE 18th Street on Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2020.

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First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued while some units were tasked with structure protection of homes in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

Fire due E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

The fire is now out and the structure has suffered extensive fire and smoke damage to the garage and to rest of the home.

Resources that responded to this fire represented the Renton Fire Department, Medics and Zone 3 Fire Rehab.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1815 PT

FIREFIGHTERS FIGHT GARAGE FIRE IN RENTON

RENTON, WASH. | Firefighters are currently fighting a garage fire attached to a two-story residence in the 2000 block of SE 18th Court in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.

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Fire can be seen from those traveling on I-405 near the SR167 interchange and across Boeing airfield.  Battalion 13 reported seeing a thermal column visible from Station 13 at which time requested Dispatch to upgrade the call to a working fire.

First due firefighters reported a fully engulfed two-story residence with an additional brush fire. An initial fire attack ensued with additional incoming engine companies implementing structure protection of nearby homes.

E313 found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and into the attic compromising the roof of the home.  A quick egress by fire crews limited extension to exposure homes and further damage to the fire structure itself.  The garage itself appeared to be completely destroyed.

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Responding include from Renton RFA, King County Medics and the Zone 3 Fire Rehab units.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  The cause and damage assessment of the structure is pending a further investigation by the FIU Investigator.

No  injuries occurred to firefighters or other citizens in the area.

PHOTO CREDIT | RENTON FD PIO

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/19/2020 1652 PT

SHILOW WAY FIRE | KLICKITAT CO WA | SIT REP 1

SHILOW WAY FIRE

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020

A wildfire is burning  on Shilow Way in Klickitat County, Washington which prompted the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center to dispatch fire units and assets at 1834 PT.

Dispatched units include SE Sullivan as the IC along with Engines 4401 and 4405.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 8/16/2020 1943 PT