SMOKE CHECK | OKANOGAN CO, WA | JUNE 28, 2020

OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Engine HI 7109 was dispatched on Sunday, June 28 at 1700 PT to Kroupa Road for a smoke check. They were en-route at 1717 hours PT.

This is listed as an open CAD call at the time of this post.

Dispatch Center is the Northeast Washington Communications Center.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1815 PT.

NW WILDFIRES | ACTIVITY LOG | AS OF MAY 31 2020

FIRE SUMMARY

Extreme weather passed through Western into Eastern Washington State.  It is unknown if some of these wildfires were caused by natural causes or not.  Oregon appears to be have been hit more harder with fires this weekend.

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

ALUMINUM FIRE:  White Bluffs Wasteway. Grant County. 5/30/2020. IC: Henry. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush. Dispatched 0950 PT. Contained/Controlled 1015 PT.

CAT FIRE:  Barnsley Lake. Okanogan County. IC: Stanforth. 0.1 acre. Grass, timber and duff. Dispatched 1550 PT. Contained 1658 PT.

FIRE FACT

“53% of WA Wildfires have been due to debris burning.”- WA State DNR

MARSH UNIT 3 FIRE:  McManamon Rd. Adams County. IC: Minehart @ 1100 PT. Resources: AHTANUM BATT-602, CREW-15, CREW-6201, DIV-802, E-842. 175 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1322 PT. No current status.

PATTERSON FERRY FIRE:  Patterson Junction.  Morrow County, Oregon. (Mutual Aid?) 5/29/2020. IC: Basye.1.2 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 0630 PT. Contained 0830 PT.

ROCK BLUFF FIRE: Black Lake. Adams County. 5/30/2020. IC: Basye. Resources: E-863 and Fuels-803. 26.4 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1334 PT. Unknown current status.

FIRE FACT

“282 Wildfires have occurred in 2020 so far.” – WA DNR

SCOTTENEY FIRE: Scooteney Dam. Franklin County. 5/30/2020. 0.41 acre. Grass and brush. IC: Mathews. E6696 dispatched at 0805 PT. Contained 1330 PT. Controlled 2000 PT.

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

BARKER FIRE:  Barker Mountain. Okanogan County. 5/31/2020. IC/Resource on-scene: HI7104.  0.1 acre. Fire fuels:  Grass, brush and light timber. Dispached 0800 PT. Contained 0930 PT. Controlled 1000 PT. Resources- still on-scene.

COYOTE FIRE:  Long Lake. Spokane County. 5/31/2020. IC: AR63. Unknown acreage or fire fuels. Dispatched 0530 PT. In Patrol Status.

HOUK FIRE:  Houk Road, Spokane County. 5/29/2020.  PT. IC AR62. 0.01 acre of Logs and duff. Dispatched 0837. Contained and Controlled 0930.

“Wildfire Season in WA is expected to be long and difficult.” – Cisco Morris

LACY LANE FIRE:  Loon Lake. Stevens County. 5/29/2020. IC: AR28. 0.01 acre of Slash and logs. Dispatched 0943 PT. Contained 1030 PT. Controlled 1130 PT.

PETERSON FIRE: Peterson Road. Stevens County. 5/29/2020. IC: NC7303 with NC25 on-scene. 0.8 ac of unknown fire fuels. Dispatched 1529 PT. Unknown Status.

YALE PILE FIRE:  Yale Road. Spokane County. 5/30/2020. IC: AR62. 0.1 acre of slash and duff. Dispatched 1418 PT. Contained 1500 PT. Controlled 1520 PT.

FIRE FACT

“Wildfire firefighting suppression costs are about $153M annually.”

– WA DNR Hilary Franz

RESOURCES:

Burn restrictions website:  burnportal.dnr.wa.gov

Air Quality:  fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

Emergency Preparedness for Wildfires:  fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

OREGON

BLUE MTN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

189 FIRE:  Unknown location. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1641 PT. Grass, and timber. Open incident.

MOODY FIRE:  Unknown location. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1645 PT. contained 5/30/2020 2008 PT.  Private land.

 BURNS INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

ASPEN SPRINGS FIRE:  Hot Flat. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. IC Tano. E-28 dispatched 1459 PT. Contained 5/29/2020 1826 PT. Controlled 5/29/2020 2045 PT. Out: 5/31/2020 1130.

FIRE FACT

“Wildfire Season officially starts Monday, June 1st in Central Oregon.” – Media

CALAMITY CREEK FIRE:  1710 Road. 0.25 acre. Grass and slash. IC: Vaughan at 1646 PT. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1233 PT. Contained 5/29/2020 1911 PT. Controlled 5/30/2020 1322 PT.

SLICK FIRE:  West Cap Mountain. 0.1 acre.Grass and brush.  IC M Riess. Dispatched 5/29/2020. 1049 PT. Contained 1706 PT. Controlled 1904 PT.

TWO CHAINS FIRE :  West Snow Mountain.  0.1 acre. Timber and grass. IC:  Palmer. Dispatched 5/29/2020. 1118 PT. Contained 1725 PT. Controlled 1909 PT.

CENTRAL OREGON INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

0162 RS FIRE: Glass Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 0621 PT. Contained 1518 PT.

“Washington and Oregon could be facing the worst wildfire season in the US this year.” – Insurance company

0163  CR FIRE: Schoonover Subdivision. 0.1 acre. Dispatched5/29/2020  0625 PT. No current status showing.

0164 CR FIRE:  Ringo Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020  0626 PT. Contained/controlled 1345 PT.

0166 NE FIRE:  Finley Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 0705 PT. Contriiled/Contained 1124 PT. Out  5/30/2020 1209 PT.

0168 PR FIRE:  N of 38 Road, W of Battle Creek Mtn. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1020 PT. Contained 5/30/2020 1300 PT.

0169 NE FIRE:  23rd x 25.  0.1 acre. Dispatched: 5/29/2020 1227 PT. Contained: 1538 PT. Controlled:  1529 PT.

“There’s too much at stake to take chances.  70% of wildfires are human-caused”

– OR Forestry

0170 NE FIRE:  East Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1239 PT. Contained 1829 PT.  Controlled 1953 PT.

0173 NE FIRE:  S of Benham East.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1341 PT.  Contained 1526 PT. Controlled 1615 PT.

0176 CS FIRE:  Melvin Butte.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1514 PT.  Contained 2055 PT.

0177 OD FIRE:  Sisters. Unknown acreage. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1552 PT. Open incident.

0178 CS FIRE:  Sheep Creek/WSA. 0.3 acres. Resources: C302, C401. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1643 PT. Open incident.

0179 CS FIRE:  Whychus Creek. 0.01 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1823 PT. Contained 2055 PT.

LAKEVIEW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

DOE CREEK FIRE: Exact location unknown. 111 acres.  Dispatched 5/29/2020 1257 PT. Open incident, fire being monitored. Last checked 5/31/2020.

ROGUE VALLEY INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

SILVER CREEK FIRE:  Galice Block. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1332 PT. Unk status.

RESOURCES:

Air Equality:  @OHAOregon (Twitter). Website:  bit.ly/2XDAyEi

Photo Credit  Oregon DEQ

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/31/2020 1250 PT

 

 

 

NW Wildfire Activity Log | May 15, 2020 | Friday

Here is a recap of both Washington and Oregon wildfire activity for the beginning of this week, from May 15, 2020.

WASHINGTON STATE

NE WA INTERAGENCY CENTER

Talkire Road.  Smoke Check. Talkire Lake Road. Dispatched 1531. Resources  on-scene include:  HI26, HI27, HI7105.

Moore Fire.    Moore Road.   Spokane County. Dispatched at 1340 hours. Slash, logs, duff. 0.01 acre.  Contained 1415 PT. Contained 1445 PT.  In patrol status.

PACIFIC CASCADE REGION

Skamania.  Skamania. Dispatched 1614 PT.  E2205 dispatched.  Open Incident. 

SOUTH PUGET SOUND DISPATCH

Brooks Fire.  Orting. Pierce County.  Dispatched 1136 PT.  Brush, timber. Contained 1250 PT. Controlled 1330 PT.  0.1 acre.  In patrol status.

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OREGON

BLUE MOUNTAIN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

UMF-159 Fire.  3 miles south of Dale. Dispatched 1713 PT.  Unstaffed fire.  Open incident.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/15/2020 5/15/2020

NW Wildfire Activity Log | May 14, 2020 | Thursday

Here is a recap of both Washington and Oregon wildfire activity for the beginning of this week, from May 14, 2020.

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY CENTER

Rocky Flat Fire.  Old Hwy 8, Klickitat County. 0.1 ac. Grass. Dispatched at 0824 PT.  Contained/controlled/out 1120 PT.

NE WA INTERAGENCY CENTER

Coeur D’ Alene Fire.    Coeur D’Alene Road. Dispatched at 1510 hours. Resources on-scene at 1520 PT.  Open Incident.

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OREGON

CENTRAL OR INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

0134 CS Fire:   Cline Buttes.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1100 PT.  0.1 ac.  Open Incident.  

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/14/2020 – 1740 PT

NW Wildfire Activity Log | May 13, 2020 | Wednesday

Here is a recap of both Washington and Oregon wildfire activity for the beginning of this week, from May 11 – 13, 2020.

WASHINGTON STATE

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

Medical Lakes Four Lakes Fire:  Four Lakes Road, Medical Lakes in Spokane County. 5/13/2020. Dispatched 1247 PT.   0.25 acres. Grass, brush, reproduction and light timber. IC 7411. In patrol.

Pine Hill Fire :  Pine Ridge Way, Stevens County .  5/12/2020. Dispatched 1900 PT.  Controlled/contained 2001 PT.  0.1 acres. Slash, grass and brush. AR 63 (IC).

“Camping isn’t yet permitted, but we’re already responding to escaped campfires. These illegal fires take time and resources from our firefighters. Please obey the rules and remember: If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.”  – WA DNR

Riverside Fire:  Riverside Memorial Park. Spokane County.  5/12/2020. Dispatched 1329 PT.  0.03 acre. Grass, brush, reproduction and heavy timber.  7404 (IC). Contained 1440 PT. Controlled 1600 PT.

Furzee Fire:  Furzee Road, Stevens County.  5/11/2020. Dispatched 1109 PT.  Contained 5/11 1130 PT.  0.01 ac.  Garbage.  Controlled 1140 PT.  Out 5/13 1052 PT.

Dishman Knob Fire:  Dishman Hills natural area. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0805 PT.  5/11/2020.  0.01 acre.  Logs, duff.  AR 62 (IC). Contained/controlled 0915 PT.

COLVILLE AGENCY MT TOLMAN  DISPATCH CENTER 

Omak River Campfire:  Omak River. Dispatched 5/11/2020 1239 PT.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled/out 1515 PT.

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OREGON

BURNS INTERAGENCY

Office Fire:  Dispatched 5/11/2020 1200 PT.  0.1 acres. Grass, brush. Under control 1412 PT.  Contained 1511 PT.

Photo Credit | OR DEQ (State of Oregon)

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CENTRAL OR INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

0133 CR Fire:  Crescent.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1602 PT. 0.1 ac.  Open Incident. 

0132 NE Fire:  Moffitt Rd x FS 23.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1330 PT.  0.1 acre.  Contained/controlled at 1605 PT.

0131 CR Fire:  Masten Rd.  Dispatched 5/13/2020  1253 PT.  0.1 acre.  Contained/control 1454 PT.

0130 CS Fire:  Suttle Lake.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1203 PT.  0.1 ac.  Open Incident.  

“Lightning is one source, but leading causes are human-made: debris burning, power equipment & escaped campfires.”  – OR DEQ

0128 NE Fire:  Lava Butte.  Dispatched  5/11/2020 1617 PT.  Controlled/contained/out 1929 PT.

0126 NW Fire:  Wanoga.  Dispatched 5/11/2020 0808 PT.  .25 acre.  Contained 5/11/2020 1823 PT.  Controlled 5/13/2020 0955 PT.

Bramlet Wildfire:  Smith Mountain Road area, 5 mi northwest of Wallowa.  Dispatched 5/11/2020 2127 PT.   Lightning caused.   ODF State resources, responded 5/11/2020.  Contained/controlled 2216 PT.  0.1 acre.

LAKEVIEW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

Stevenson Fire:  T39S R10E Sec12 NWNW.  Dispatched 5/12/2020 1210 PT.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled 1623 PT.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted 5/13/2020 – 2030 PT

Firefighters Respond to Wallingford Derelict Building

Seattle, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched on Friday, May 8, 2020 , on Friday evening to a fire in building call in the Wallingford community.

It was located in the 4100 block of the Wallingford Avenue North, Seattle, Washington State.

According to Zillow, the structure is  listed as a single-family residence with four bedrooms and one bath that recently for $1,025,000 in February of this year.  The home is said to be worth an estimated value of $838,000.  The value has decreased over $166,000 in the last 30 days.

Personnel and assets included:  A2, AIR10, B4, B6, DEP1, E16, E17, E21, E22, E9, L9,L10, L6, L8, M17, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10.  Units were dispatched at 1844 PDT.

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Firefighters quickly arrived and set-up a  water supply line.

Reports of a possible victim on floor 2 proved to be false, as members searched the basement and floors 1 and 2 of the structure finding no one or any other occupants.

It was stated this is a derelict building with debris blocking floor 2 and other areas blocked off.

At one time, Command broadcasted a potential biohazard and sent its firefighters to the Decon  Line.

The fire was tapped in less than 45 minutes.

There were no injuries to citizens, occupants or firefighters reported.

Cause at this time is unknown.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/8/2020 1935 PDT

REKINDLE WA WILDFIRE | Stanwood Bryant Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 

April 19, 2020 – Sunday

INCIDENT SUMMARY

April 19th Fire

A wildfire call has been received through the 9-1-1 Dispatch center for a possible rekindle of the April 15th wildfire.  It is being reported that it is burning in the 5400 block of 257th Street NE in Arlington, Washington State.

The Reporting party stated they could see fire burning again in timber and up in the trees.

April 15th Original Fire

This fire previously ignited sometime on April 15th in the 5000 block of Stanwood Bryant Road in Arlington.

The fast-moving fire was deep seeded in the heavily forested trees where it would take almost two days for wildfire crews to put out.

Reports by local Media states, someone was burning a stump on private farmland that become an out-of-control fire, prompting about 100 firefighters from multiple fire agencies to respond to the April 15th wildfire call.

It was originally a two-acre burning but would turn into a 70-acre incident.   It was 100% contained on April 17, 2020.

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April 15, 2020 wildfire. Credit: WSDOT Traffic

CURRENT STATUS

We are waiting to hear what is being seen and reported by first due crews.

For now, scanner feed from various sources are not reporting anything.  Nothing on fire department Social Media channels either.  WA DNR crews are not showing dispatched may be still in the works or nothing found?

HISTORY OF FIRES IN THIS AREA

June 16, 2011

  • Brush fire blocking SR9 SB lane near Stanwood.

March 21 ,2019

  • SR9 NB closed due to emergency crews respond to a fire.

August 10, 2019

  • 3rd Ave NE x Stanwood Bryant Road, Arlington.  Brush Fire.  1818 hours PST. Newly cleared land. One of its giant piles of debris is smoking.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this post:  #FireSeason2020 #StanwoodBryantFire #WaWildfire

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/19/2020 1730 hours PT

Seattle Firefighters Battle Weeks of Large Fire Incidents

March and April has been a very long and busy month already for Seattle Firefighters and it does not appear to be slowing down any time soon.

I don’t know about you but there seems to be a pattern of fires breaking out spontaneously, or perhaps not but we won’t say.  However, there appears to be more and more fires breaking out in abandoned structures in the same general area, but don’t take it from us.  Social Media posters are also noticing the same fire trends.

Here are some fires that have lit up Seattle today and in the past weeks.

APRIL 4, 2020 | SATURDAY

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On Saturday (today) morning, a full  response  was sent into action via  the Seattle Fire Alarm Center at 0518 hours,  sending a large number of Seattle firefighters  and assets to an abandoned building located in the 800 block of North 50th Street off of Aurora Avenue North.

Responding units were: E9, B6, E31, L9, A25, AIR10, B4, DEP1, E17, E18, E21, L6, L8, M17, M44, MAR5, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10, E16, E20, E22, L1, L8.

Firefighters fought it from the exterior side, an obvious defensive fire .  Using hose lines and Ladder pipe operations, water was sent through the partially collapsed roof over the fire building.  It was deemed  too dangerous for them to enter the interior of the structure during fire suppression activities.

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The Seattle Department of Transportation shutdown the right southbound lane due to the fire and blocking Fire equipment.

Fire Investigators have not released the cause of the fire and say it is still under investigation.

There have been a host of other fires in the City today, which include the following by each time fire personnel and assets are dispatched via the Seattle Fire Alarm Center.

0723: 6100 block x 28th Avenue Northwest. Garbage Fire. Handled by a single engine response (E8).

1139 hours: 800 block of  Maynard Avenue South. Illegal burn call. Handled by Engine 10.

1201 hours:  1600 block of South Lane Street.  Illegal burn. Single engine response. Handled by Engine 6.

1223 hours:  Southbound I5 to Corson. Brush fire. Dispatched were Engines 2, 13, 36 and Battalion 5.

1323 hours:  1700 block of Harvard West.  Illegal Burn. Engine 25 dispatched.

1426 hours: 200 Wall Street. Illegal Burn. Engine 25 was dispatched to this call and resolved the situation.

1843 hours:  East Madison Street and 31st Avenue East. Garbage Fire. Engine 34 dispatched.

1904 hours:  Ballard Ave NW / NW Market Street. Engine 18 dispatched.

2122 hours:  4300 block on 29th Avenue South. Dryer Fire. (Fire in Building).  Units dispatched: A14, Air10, B2, B5, Dep1, E13, E27, E28, E30, E6, L12, L3, M28, M44, MAR5, R1, REHAB1, SAFT2, STAF10.

MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY

1934 hours:  2221 42nd Avenue SW (West Seattle). Fire in Building.

0934 hours:  Rainier Avenue South x 23rd Avenue South. E30 dispatched.

MARCH 29, 2020 | SUNDAY

1547 hours: Dumpster Fire. 60 Diagonal Avenue south. Engine 36 is dispatched.

MARCH 28, 2020 | SATURDAY

1605 hours:  Garbage Fire. Stewart Street x Westlake Avenue. Engine 5 dispatched.

1335 hours:  Garbage Fire.  4th Avenue South x South Massachusetts Street. Engine 16 dispatched.

Heavy flames and smoke destroyed an abandoned building on the corner of Roy and Aurora Avenue North in the 600 block of Roy Street.  Both directions of Highway 99 and Mercer Street was closed.

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Roy Street Fire.  Photo Credit: Seattle FD

MARCH 27, 2020 | FRIDAY

 An extremely hot and fast-moving fire put the lives of many in danger, as firefighters raced to try to access the fire from the shore and had no choice but to shuttle personnel in fire boats to fire suppression from the water side. Multiple boats were reportedly lost.

MARCH 16, 2020 | TUESDAY

1334 hours:  A resident acros the street on 8th and Weller captured video of extreme fire behavior of a homeless encampment going up in flames. He pleaded to the Seattle Mayor that we need to put our unhoused folks in better accommodations and decried their current conditions as inhumane. Saying additionally, we need to better protect them.

MARCH 15, 2020 | MONDAY

A fire breaks out underneath I5 and Boren Avenue bridge in the Chinatown International District.  Seattle firefighters respond to a fire due to cooking at a homeless encampment gets out of control. this is what they have to deal with.

Story Photo, Article:  Seattle Times.  See story here –> https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/fire-in-chinatown-international-district-engulfs-homeless-camp/

We are still waiting for causes for most of these but we are patient while they work it out in the fire investigation unit.

We will keep you informed and provide an update as information is received.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 4/4/2020 – 2330 hours PDT

 

 

 

 

 

US Navy Medical Facilities Arrive in New York, California

New York and California

The United States Navy’s Comfort, a Military Sealift Command hosital ship has arrived to New York City on Sunday, March 29th around 1330 hours EDT (or 1030 PST – West Coast time) and guided in by tug boats to port.  This is in  response to the COVID19 virus response.

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USNS Comfort arrives in New York on March 29, 2020

“…our nation, specifically the people of New York, have requested our assistance and we are ready to respond.” – USNS Capt. Patrick Amerbach, CO, Medical Treatment Facility aboard the Comfort.

The facility will be used for non-COVID19 infected patients, which will provide a full array of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults, while allowing shore-based civilian hospitals to focus on their medical care to the treatment of virus infected patients.

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Comfort arrives in New York, shows its mammoth size. Credit: USNS

Comfort departed from the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia and has a crew of over 1,100 Navy medical personnel and support staff with over 70 civil service mariners on board.  The Comfort is a converted San Clemente-class supertanker, that was delivered to the Navy’s Miltary Sealift Command on December 1, 1987 and is one of two Mercy-class hospital ships.

A second USNS ship, Mercy arrived in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2020.

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Los Angeles, March 27, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense's missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mora Jr. (Released) 200327-N-UV609-1087

USNS Mercy arrives in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2020. Credit: USNS

The Comfort  and Mercy are operated, navigated and maintained by a crew of civil service mariners working for the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

Washington State was due to have the Mercy arrive to Seattle, but POTUS redirected it to Los Angeles, California instead.   Washington State is receiving assistance from local Military resources.

A field hospital is being set-up at Seattle’s Century Link to take care of those with non-COVID19 medical needs which will free up local health facilities.  Another facilty is being erected in Shoreline as more cases break out across the State.

The Governor of Washington State issued a Stay at Home. Stay Safe. Mandate for all non-essential employees on March 23, 2020.

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Gov Inslee at the Seattle Convention Center speaks to local media. Credit: Gov Jay Inslee

We cannot thank the men and women on these two ships for taking time from their own families to help care for the sick while local Cities are dealing with the COVID virus spreading like wildfire.

This is a godsent gift to Cities and their residents who will benefit from overflow of regular people with regular medical needs that are unrelated to the virus outbreak.  I think, we can say wholeheartedly that we speak for the residents of where these ships are arriving to, that we all will be eternally grateful.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated  Sunday, 3/29/2020 @ 1350 PST

Exterior Shed Fire Prompts SFD Full Fire Response

Incident Summary

An exterior shed fire ignited from an unknown cause in the backyard of a home in the 9400 block of 18th Avenue SW in Seattle, Washington on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Due to the fire, a power line was downed.  The power company was requested to respond to the fire ground.

Resources

Seattle Fire units A14 AIR10 B5 B7 DEP1 E26 E27 E32 E36 E37 L1 L11 M32 M44 MAR5 R1 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10 and E11.

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Seattle City Light power crews.

Fire Operations

Engine 11 arrived as first due apparatus to a working fire of a 20×20 exterior shed in the backyard of a home.  They immediately pulled a pre-connect and designated the incident as “18th Avenue SW Command”. (2114 PST)

Battalion asked if the response could be reduced. (2116). She arrived shortly there after. (2119)

Engine 26 provided water for Engine 11. Engine continued to run on tank water and switched over. During the fire operation, they needed to hook up to a secondary hydrant for a water supply.

Water was put on the fire on the Charlie side. The fire response was reduced to a 2. 1&1 which is two engines, a ladder company and a Battalion Chief.   Engines 11 and 37, Ladder 11 and Battalion 2 remained on-scene. (2120-2121)

It was reported that this could be a possible hoarder situation, which from experience we know to be dangerous to occupants and to firefighters.  The interior of the basement and floor one of the nearby residence also was checked.  There were no extension, smoke or damage to the home, but also in the same alleged condition.

The fire was tapped several minutes later. (2133)

Cause

A Seattle Fire Investigator, Marshal 5 was dispatched to this call and is currently on-scene investigating the cause.   There is no preliminary cause at the time of this post.

Injuries

No reports of injuries to the occupant or firefighters have occurred.

Red Cross was requested for one displaced occupant. (2155)

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted 1/19/2020 @ 2155 hours PST