WA WILDFIRE | SOUTH PINE FIRE | OKANOGAN COUNTY | 2

SOUTH PINE FIRE

Update 2

A wildfire is burning on Pine Creek Road, just southwest of Tonaset in Okanogan County, Washington State.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

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Resources C 93 A DNR 33 E 691 E 692 HI 25 HI 27 HI 30 HI 31 HI 40+Crew HI 7104 HI 7108 HI 7109 HI 7110 SO 60 (IC) SO 7205 SO 7207 SO 7209 were dispatched on Wednesday afternoon at 1548 PT via the Northeast Washington Communications Center.

They were quickly on-scene by 1616 PT.

Fire burned approximately 240 acres is 95% contained.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT(S)

This weekend is going to be a hot one and fire danger is high fire.  Please use extreme caution and follow all burn restrictions to help prevent wildfires.” – WA DNR Wildfire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2| 7/23/2020 | 1600 PT

WA (New!) WILDFIRE | SOUTH PINE FIRE | OKANOGAN COUNTY | 1

SOUTH PINE FIRE

Update 1

A wildfire is burning on Pine Creek Road in Okanogan County, Washington State.

Resources C 93 A DNR 33 E 691 E 692 HI 25 HI 27 HI 30 HI 31 HI 40+Crew HI 7104 HI 7108 HI 7109 HI 7110 SO 60 (IC) SO 7205 SO 7207 SO 7209 were dispatched on this afternoon at 1548 PT via the Northeast Washington Communications Center.  They were quickly on-scene at 1616 PT.

About 240 acres have been destroyed.  The containment status is unknown at this time.

Limited information.  We will post another update when more information is released.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – July 22, 2020 2300 PT

Seattle Firefighters Respond to Saturday House Fire

King County, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched to a single-family house fire on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in the 7000 Block of Ravenna Avenue NE in Seattle.

Seattle Fire units included Aid31, Air10, B2, B6, Deputy1, Engines 16, 17, 22, 31, 40. Ladders 5, 8, 9. Medic17, 44 9 (Supervisor), FIU Marshal5, REHAB1, Safety2, Staff10.

Chaplains 5 and 6 from the Seattle Fire Department have been dispatched to the scene.

Photo Credit | Seattle Fire Department

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Fire was deemed quick under control.  Primary and secondary searches were conducted.

One adult male was found deceased inside the home and an elderly female was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

A firefighter suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a local Seattle Hospital.

There was no preliminary cause of the fire released at the time of this post.

Hashtags used for this fire:  #RavennaFire #SeattleFire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/18/2020 1425 PT 

Wildfire | Bertschi Road Fire | Klickitat County, Washington | 2

UPDATE 2

A wildfire started on Thurday, July 16, 2020 prompted WA DNR resources and equipment at 1316 hours PT is burning about 70 miles ENE of Portland, Oregon that brooke out this afternoon.

This is located on Bertschi Road, south of Glenwood in Klickitat County, Washington.

The fire is named the BERTSCHI ROAD FIRE.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

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Fire has scorched 350 acres of brush, slash and timber.  No increase in acreage has been reported since Day 1’s report on Thursday.

Resources included the AHTANUM DOZER-KLIC E-4104 E-4206 E-4302 E-4401 E-4407 E-4408 E-4409 SE-COMBELI SE-DOBSON SE-JAMES SE-LAWSON SE-LENNON SE-MILLER SE-STONE.

Around 1515 hours PT this afternoon, fire officials reported firefighters had successfully reached a 90% containment status – however, there was still active fire activity in the northeastern portion inside the containment lines.

Dispatch Center is via the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center.

This is still an active wildfire incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – Updated 7/17/2020 2025 PT

 

4-Alarm Fire Burns Under Construction Buildings, Fire Apparatus

Everett, Washington State  | Firefighters were dispatched around 1750 hours to a large residential structure under construction in the 1700 block of West Marine Drive in  Snohomish County, where first due crews reported a well-estabished fire was observed.

This took place on Thursday evening, July 16, 2020.

The Fire Department then changed it to the 1300 block of West Marine Drive.

This is listed to the Waterfront Place Apartments, which are under construction.  Fire units went into an immediate defensive strategy.

A PIO was immediately dispatched to respond to the fire ground.

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Photo Credit | Everett FD

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Per Apartments.com, these apartments were scheduled to come online in 2021 with 266 units and a total of four-stories.  These buildings 1300 and 1400 blocks of Marine View Drive in Everett, WA 98201.  These were scheduled to be studio to three bedroom units. They are located in the norwestern portion of the City.

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The structure fire was so intense that it was now wind-driven and spotting.  The wind had picked up some hot burning embers blowing them across West Marine Drive to the east towards Grand Avenue Bluff.

This caused a brush fire and caused minor damage to a home down the street.  Firefighters were able to save the home.

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Additionally, the fire was escalated to a 4-alarm over time throughout the incident prompting the deployment of all available Snohomish County units as mutual aid to respond.

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Fire officials say it is too early to determine the cause but it is under investigation.

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After the fire was brought under control, it was assessed as two 4-story units under construction burned and one burned to the ground. It’s intensity scorched and blew out the windows of a ladder truck and damaged a nearby parked aid unit.

One firefighter suffered minor burns as he was trying to move the aid unit to a more safer distance away. Both of the rigs have burns and melted components.

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A total of 73 fire personnel along with 53 pieces of apparatus were assigned to this incident along with mutual aid from all over Snohomish, North and South King Counties.

Personnel represented the Everett FD, City of Everett, Renton RFA, Renton Firefighters, Tukwila Fire Department, Puget Sound Fire and King County Medic One (Paramedics).

Several Task Forces such as Bothell Fire, Woodinville Fire and Shoreline Fire helped staff Everett Fire Stations.

A Zone 3 Urban Task Force from the  Seattle Fire Department arrived within the City limits as mutual aid and responding to 9-1-1 calls for service.

Most of the units have returned back into service (2145PT).  Some units will remain on-scene for fire watch and addressing leftover spot fires.

Fire Images of the 4-Alarm Everett structure fire this evening:

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Photo Credits | Everett FD

Through The Eyes of Social Media

“Large fire on Everett’s waterfront. Burning debris found as far as 18th and Colby. Ash covering roads, yards and home.” 

“Power out all over North Everett.”

“Some of those who keep their boats at the Everett Marina were close enough to the fire to having to spray down their boat to keep it cool.  The Marina is up river from this fire scene.”

Fire could be seen fro Howarth Park.”

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2300 PT – 7/16/2020

Wildfire Sit Reps | Washington State | July 14, 2020

This is the Official report of Wildfires that are currently burning or have been put out on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, for the State of Washington.

========== CURRENT WILDFIRES ==========

GREEN MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Green Mountain.  AR 27, 61, E11, E74, E Zone 10, H339, NC26, 62, 7302, 7305, 7306 and 7307.  Dispatched 7/14/2020 1430 PT. On-scene 1517 PT. 9 acres. Open CAD Call.

LITTLE BUCK FIRE.  Little Buck Creek. Skamania County.  E4404, 4408, 4409 SE Miller dispatched 7/14/2020.  1906 Pt.  0.5 acres. Slash. IC: Field. Open CAD call.  Central Washington Communications Center.

MILEPOST 87 FIRE.  Thurston County. E8203, 8207, 8310, PC-E2402. Dispatched 1643 PT.  On-Scene. Open CAD Call. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

ROAD 11 FIRE.  Start 7/11/2020 1250 PT.  3-alarm Brush fire.  Burned west of SR172 near Road 11 moving northward. A change in the wind direction that day pushed the fire east towards the Town of Mansfield.

Photo Credit:  WSP Sgt. Moore

Level 2 evacuations were issued on 7/11/2020 and then lifted on 7/13/2020.

The fire went State Mobe.  The SE WA IMT Team 3 assumed control on 7/12/2020 at 0800 PT. It  transitioned control of the fire back over to the local Fire District on 7/15/2020 at 0800 PT.

There will be no night operations this evening. Fire is 90% contained.  Some internal flare-ups have been observed.

Photo(s) Credit: SE WA Interagency Incident Management Team

Total 9,330 acres burned.

Cause is under investigation.

Several structures were damanged.

Resources included:  20 engines, 1 excavator, 5 water tenders and 1 medical unit still on-scene.

========== PAST WILDFIRES ==========

DALTON FIRE.  Dalton Road.  Spokane County.  7/14/2020. Dispatched 1745 PT.  .01 acre. Patrol status.  Northeast Washington Communications Center.

FALLS FIRE.  Elliott Drive.  Spokane Conty. 7/14/2020.   Dispatched 1457 PT. AR 7403 (IC).  0.05 acre. Grass, brush, timber, duff.  Contained 7/14/2020 1615 PT.  Controlled 7/14/2020 1720 PT.  Patrol status.  Northeast Washington Communications Center.

WALDRICK FIRE.  Rainer.  Thurston County. 7/14/2020. Dispatched 1524 PT.  0.5 acre. Grass, brush.  IC: Happe.  Patrol Status.  South Puget Sound Communications Center.

========== PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ==========

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“Before heading out to building a campfire and roast s’mores, campers should check for burn restrictions in the area. 

Burn restrictions are placed locally to reduce the risk of wildfires, based on wind conditions, humidity levels, fuel loads and available resources.” 

~ Washington Fire Marshal

========== SOCIAL MEDIA ==========

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/14/2020 2100 PT

DNR Resources Respond to Vantage Road Fire | 2

Vantage, Washington | A wildfire ignited in the area of Silica Road and Old Vantage Highway/Road on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with local Fire District resources responding.  There was confusion with the name as local fire command was using VANTAGE COMMAND and DNR reporting under OLD VANTAGE ROAD FIRE to the SE WA IMT team calling it VANTAGE ROAD FIRE.

We have reached out to WA DNR to find out if this is a new fire or the same as their CAD is showing open but under a different fire name.  It appears to be the same as it was indicated a Task Force was on the ground before local fire units were going back into service. – Ed.

The fire was running east and bumping up against I-90.  Concerns were that the fire was going to jump the freeway and burn over on the overpass of the freeway. Some structures were threatened but local resources did a great job in protecting homes and other assets in the area.

Here is a timeline of how this incident has unfolded:

2201 PT | WA DNR resources were dispatched to the fire located on Old Vantage Road in Grant County.  IC:  Cawley-Murphee arrived on-scene on Sunday, July 12, 2020.  Additional resources deployed are:  BATT-602 BATT-603 CREW-6201 DIV-601 E-373 E-4102 E-4105 E-4202 E-4203 E-4205.   Fire is 100 acres of grass and brush scorched with an unknown containment status.

2203 PT | Fire reportedly burning in the area of Vantage Road near The Feathers. Multiple agencies responding. I-90 being impacted by smoke.  Fire behavior is active with wind-driven runs and threatening structures.  E4202 and SE Martin dispatched.

2222 PT | Structure protection in effect. Tenders 3621, 3121 refilled with water.

2226 PT | Vantage Command.  20 minutes on the incident clock.

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2228 PT |  Level 1 evacuations in effect. Campers and climbers told to evacuate from Old Vantage Hwy, southwest of George due to impending fire in the area.

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2233 PT | WA DNR fire assets and personnel dispatched at 2201 PT. E4202 and SE Martin. 50 acres. Grass and brush.  This is in Grant County, located on Silica Road.

2236 PT | Fire is pushing to the east towards structures and bumping up against I-90. Specialized tenders along with (2) Type 3’s are inbound.

2251 PT | I-90 and westbound Silica Rd shutting down by WSP.  Discussing detour routes.

2257 PT | East flank is now heading towards the North.  WSP asking for DOT to bring out VMS signs for I-90 road closures.

2358 PT | Fire is wind-driven, burning in light fuels and difficult terrain. WB I-90 at Silica Rd. was shutdown by the Washington State Patrol.

2301 PT | Firefighters working due diligently to get this fire under control.

2306 PT | Fire is located at I-90 milepost 143 at Silica Road.  Command Post is located inside the City limits of Vantage.

2309 PT | Fire near Old Vantage Highway on the Grant County side of the Columbia River. Not impacting the Town of Vantage which is further south on the opposite side of the river.  15-20 acres in heavy sage and is wind-driven. No structures lost.

2313 PT | Fire being called #OldVantageRoadFire by DNR. #VantageCommand by Fire Command. #VantageFire by us prior to fire incident being named.

2315 PT | Fire has burned up to the I-90 guardrail. Several units are patrolling. Federal resources are on-scene. No needs for state mobe yet. IC to assign a Division and have  Federal units being deployed.

2318 PT | North Flank: flames visible. Being assessed to see what the source is. Gates are now open. Wind has shifted from the west. This road was used in a previous fire but now it’s all thick growth and swampy.

2335 PT | Local units were going back into service with one rig on-scene. A task force was on the ground with a mix of USFS and WA DNR fire personnel.  They were assessing the scene.  As units were going back into service, another fire call came in. This was for an outside fire off of 262 East in Othello.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 7/12/2020 1430 PT

Another Wildfire Ignites in Washington | Old Vantage Rd Fire

Vantage, Washington | Another wildfire has ignited in the State but this one is located on Silica Road in Grant County, Washington known as the OLD VANTAGE ROAD FIRE (WA DNR named). We were also calling it in the early stages of the fire as the VANTAGE FIRE.   Fire Command has named this incident as VANTAGE COMMAND.

Here is a timeline of how this incident has unfolded:

2203 PT | Fire reportedly burning in the area of Vantage Road near The Feathers. Multiple agencies responding. I-90 being impacted by smoke.  Fire behavior is active with wind-driven runs and threatening structures.  E4202 and SE Martin dispatched.

2222 PT | Structure protection in effect. Tenders 3621, 3121 refilled with water.

2226 PT | Vantage Command.  20 minutes on the incident clock.

================== Evacuations in effect ===================

2228 PT |  Level 1 evacuations in effect. Campers and climbers told to evacuate from Old Vantage Hwy, southwest of George due to impending fire in the area.

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2233 PT | WA DNR fire assets and personnel dispatched at 2201 PT. E4202 and SE Martin. 50 acres. Grass and brush.  This is in Grant County, located on Silica Road.

2236 PT | Fire is pushing to the east towards structures and bumping up against I-90. Specialized tenders along with (2) Type 3’s are inbound.

2251 PT | I-90 and westbound Silica Rd shutting down by WSP.  Discussing detour routes.

2257 PT | East flank is now heading towards the North.  WSP asking for DOT to bring out VMS signs for I-90 road closures.

2301 PT | Firefighters working due diligently to get this fire under control.

2306 PT | Fire is located at I-90 milepost 143 at Silica Road.  Command Post is located inside the City limits of Vantage.

2309 PT | Fire near Old Vantage Highway on the Grant County side of the Columbia River. Not impacting the Town of Vantage which is further south on the opposite side of the river.  15-20 acres in heavy sage and is wind-driven. No structures lost.

2313 PT | Fire being called #OldVantageRoadFire by DNR. #VantageCommand by Fire Command. #VantageFire by us prior to fire incident being named.

2315 PT | Fire has burned up to the I-90 guardrail. Several units are patrolling. Federal resources are on-scene. No needs for state mobe yet. IC to assign a Division and have  Federal units being deployed.

2318 PT | North Flank: flames visible. Being assessed to see what the source is. Gates are now open. Wind has shifted from the west. This road was used in a previous fire but now it’s all thick growth and swampy.

2335 PT | Local units were going back into service with one rig on-scene. A task force was on the ground with a mix of USFS and WA DNR fire personnel.  They were assessing the scene.  As units were going back into service, another fire call came in. This was for an outside fire off of 262 East in Othello.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 7/11/2020 2336 PT

 

 

Southend Firefighters Respond to Commercial Fire

White Center, Washington | Southend Fire assets and equipment were dispatched to a 2-Alarm Commercial structure fire on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, just before five o’clock in the morning.

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Units were quickly on-scene. Agencies were from the Puget Sound, Tukwila, Burien, Tukwila and Skyway Fire Departments, as well as the North Highline and King County Fire Districts.

King County Paramedics (IAFF 2595) and the King County Sheriff’s assisting with medical and traffic control.

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REHAB units were also tied in to the call bringing out REHAB units 2, 3, 302, 304 and 322.

Crews brought in aerials and specialized equipment working to put out the stubborn and fierce fire.

The 2-Alarm incident took place  in the 10700 block of 16th Avenue, S.W., Seattle, Washington.

The structure was verified to be vacant building once housing a former funeral home.

As it continued to burn in the area, roadway closures began impacting the White Center community streets, one block out from 16th Avenue S.W. to S.W. 107th Streets.  This would be a normal process as multiple lines would be laid on the streets and up connected to hydrants.  This is to avoid drivers or those from damaging or destroying fire hoses.

No reports of firefighter injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/9/2020 – 1155 PT

WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 3

Update 3- July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

PM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in an area in unpopulated mountains.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

Photo Credit | WA Fire Marshal

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There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Currently, there has been 5,760 acres burned and firefighters have a 10% containment status. This was lowered due to high winds that picked up in the area..

Roadways SR 24 from Road 24 SW to Hendricks Road were closed but reopened this morning at 0145 hours PT.

Photo Credit |  WSP Trooper John Bryant

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This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 1930 PT