#DidionMillingFire Burns Down Plant | 2

CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN

INCIDENT SUMMARY

History Repeats Itself

The Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wisconsin is on fire. Again.  This is not the second fire for the plant but the third!  Cambria Fire Department has fought multiple fires at this facility on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and already into Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Major fires occurred on December 28, 2014 and on January 16, 2010.

Explosion and Fire

An explosion rocked the Didion Milling plant located in the 500 block of Williams in Cambria, Wisconsin occurred around 2322 hours CDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that erupted in fire.  This now a 4th Alarm and Major MCI.

Reports across several scanning channels reported that the first due in lay witness to fire burning in the center of the building.

Fire Contained

The Sheriff’s Office said over 37 #Fire #EMS #MedicalFlight Agencies worked together in combination as they responded to the 4th Alarm fire and explosion at the plant.

It has been said that the plant building has collapsed within itself and is literally gone as one source reported.

Firefighters will remain on scene until the fire is completely tapped.  For the time-being, the scene is very active and may be for days until a cause can be determined by Fire investigators.

FIRE TACTICS COMPLETED

Utilities

Since the explosion, the Village of Cambria was completely in the dark with major power lines down along with power poles down, trapping people beneath them.  Command requested when the power company could shut off power so they could reach the multiple people under them.

Heavy rescue units were requested to work to save them.

Ruptured Gas Line

Last night, a gas line located on the East side of the fire building near the silos was burning but the Fire Department reported it being shutdown.  Employees had said they heard someone screaming awhile back but no details were known at the known.  Resources were being requested.

Communications

Because of a busy night in Cambria, all non-emergency traffic was eventually moved off the County Comm Center’s TAC1 channel on to others, unless it was emergency traffic.

RESOURCES

Mutual Aid

Over 37 Agencies (Fire, Police, EMS, Medical) responded to the scene.

 

Incident Cooperators

Red Cross, Salvation Army, Alliant Energy, Cambria PD, Cambria FD.

INJURIES

Confirmed Death/Injuries

There was one confirmed person who was killed and an unknown number of injuries.

Medical Air Transports

Four medivac helicopters transported several burn patients to area hospitals.

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Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this incident:  #DidionMillingFire #WIFire #CambriaFire

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UPDATED:  0907 CDT / 0707 PDT 6/1/2017 – Thursday

 

 

 

 

#DidionMillingFire Rocks Cambria, WI | 1

CAMBRIA, WISCONSIN

INCIDENT SUMMARY

History Repeats Itself

The Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wisconsin is on fire. Again.  This is not the second fire for the plant but the third!  Cambria Fire Department has fought multiple fires at this facility on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and already into Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Major fires occurred on December 28, 2014 and on January 16, 2010.

Explosion and Fire

An explosion rocked the Didion Milling plant located in the 500 block of Williams in Cambria, Wisconsin occurred around 2322 hours CDT on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that erupted in fire.  This now a 4th Alarm and Major MCI.

Reports across several scanning channels reported that the first due in lay witness to fire burning in the center of the building.

Major Power Outage

The entire City of Cambria was said to be completely dark from a City-wide power outage.  Multiple requests for power company to respond to the Command Post were made to their Dispatch Center.

FIRE TACTICS COMPLETED

Utilities

Command requested an ETA from a Power Rep to the fire scene because they needed to have utilities shut off. due to large and major power lines were down.  Power poles were also said to be down and Command relayed to their Comm Center with multiple people being entrapped underneath them.

Ruptured Gas Line

A gas line located on the East side of the fire building near the silos was burning but the Fire Department reported it being shutdown.  Employees had said they heard someone screaming awhile back but no details were known at the known.  Resources were being requested.

Communications

All non-emergency traffic was moved off of the Cambria incident Tac1 channel on to others.

RESOURCES

Fire Departments

The Cambria Fire Department and all its apparatus/personnel were at the fire scene.  Additional resources were being paged out.

Riley FD arrived with one engine on-scene.

A Heavy Rescue team from nearby Madison was requested.

Police Department

Cambria Police Department mobile Command Post was en route to the fire scene at the time of this post was published.

Incident Cooperators

The Salvation Army was paged out to respond to the fire scene.

Red Cross was requested to take care of the families at the Highway Shop and provide refreshments.  Nutrition was said to be at the local Fire Department.  Coordination was in progress at the time of this post.

Alliant Energy released this presser:  “Crews working in Cambria after explosion. Power is back for 600 customers, 1,000 still out. We’re working with Columbia County officials.”

INJURIES

Unconfirmed Reports

A report of seven (7) injuries have been released but their conditions and identities have not officially disclosed to the public yet.

Medical Air Transports

There have been three (3) Medical Life Flights that have landed and transporting burn victims from the fire scene.  A fourth helicopter was ordered and is due to land at 0058 Hours CDT.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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If you like what you are reading, please tell your friends, fellow Public Safety members, family and everyone you value!  We are all about reporting #Fire #EMS #LawEnforcement #Disaster #EmergencyManagement #SAR news.

We can found on Twitter (@nwfireblog) and Facebook (The NW Fire Blog).

Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this incident:  #DidionMillingFire #WIFire #CambriaFire

Thank You

Thank you for reading our post.  We hope you will follow us on our Social Media Channels.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

UPDATED:  0052 CDT / 2252 PDT on 5/31/2017

 

 

 

 

FDA PRODUCT RECALL: Mars Theater Chocolate due to Undeclared Peanut Butter

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-627-7852

Media:
1-973-691-3536

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2014 – Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

See Website for Lot #s:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm415490.htm

Outside carton label, Milk Chocolate M&M's 3.40 oz

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information.

People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product.  No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

iOutside carton image of side panel label -- Milk Chocolate M&M’s 3.40 oz

The issue was identified after a consumer notifed us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box.

These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in:  NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN .   These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.

The M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box  stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

Potential inside package -label - Peanut Butter M&M's 3.20 oz

Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves.  In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.  Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number:   1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

Source: FDA.gov

2014 The NW Fire Blog

OR WILDFIRE: 36PitFire in Mt. Hood National Fire [Update]

FIRE LOCATION

  • 8 miles East of Estcada
  • Along hwy 224
  • Along Clackamas River
  • Mt. Hood National Forest

Map of fire area [Photo Credit: 36PitFire IMT]

Map of fire area [Photo Credit: 36PitFire IMT]

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Start 9/13/2014
  • 1500 hours
  • Cause under investigation

Firefighters conducting a burnout operation. [Photo Credit:  36PitFire IMT]

Firefighters conducting a burnout operation. [Photo Credit: 36PitFire IMT]

CONDITIONS – HAZARDS

  • Heavy deep fuels
  • Extremely steep terrain in excess of 60-degrees
  • Footing difficulties
  • Rolling debris
  • Weakened trees

Another look at Firefighters conducting Burnout operations [Photo Credit: 36PitFire IMT]

Another look at Firefighters conducting Burnout operations [Photo Credit: 36PitFire IMT]

FIRE STATUS

  • 5101 acres
  • 45% containment

View seen from Hwy 224, approximately 4 miles from Estacada [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

View seen from Hwy 224, approximately 4 miles from Estacada [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

September 20, 2014 – Saturday

  • Fire increased on 9/20
  • Change in weather conditions; unfavorable
  • Major wind event – E gusting to 40 mph
  • Dry relative humidity
  • Increased temps
  • Lines tests but most held
  • Others held from Firefighters hard work past week
  • Fire crossed to W of S Fork of Clackamas River
  • Fire up against 45 Rd / Hillock Burn Rd
  • Firefighters worked through out night building fire line, holding fire, patrolling & watching for hot spots

Retardant Plane [very tiny in middle of photo] dropping above 36PitFire [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

Retardant Plane [very tiny in middle of photo] dropping above 36PitFire [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

September 21, 2014 – Sunday

  • Expected to be active
  • Significant smoke will be visible
  • Mop-up in process for NW, Northern & Southern perimters
  • Hold & secure fire lines
  • Using Palm IRS, heat detection device for mapping & ID hot spots
  • Helo coming in later afternoon with FLIR to locate hot spots

Carter Bridge [Photo Credit;  D Strand via inciweb]

Carter Bridge [Photo Credit; D Strand via inciweb]

RESOURCES

  • 1048 personnel
  • Includes 12 Elite Hotshot hand crews
  • 17 States represented:  AK, CA, ID, WA, IN, MI, MO, WV, MT, NV, OR, WI, PA, RI, UT, WY
  • Helos:  (2) Type 1 Heavy, (1) Type 2 Medium and (1) Type 3.

"Group Tree Torching" by Heidi Brown, Photographer [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

“Group Tree Torching” by Heidi Brown, Photographer [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 Evacuation Order – “Leave Now”

  • Hillockburn Rd – 4 structures

OR Fire Marshal Engines by Kevin Albright, Photographer [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

OR Fire Marshal Engines by Kevin Albright, Photographer [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

Level 2 Evacuation Order – “Ready to Leave at a Moment’s Notice”

  • Hillockburn Rd – 6 structures
  • E of Habelt Rd to Skinner Rd – all homes
  • Skinner Rd E of Habelt Rd – all homes
  • E side of Kinzy Rd – all homes
  • N or Skinner Rd – all homes
  • Brief Rd – all homes
  • SE Fall Creek Rd – all homes
  • Michaels Rd – all homes
  • Tumala Mtn Rd E of Divers Rd in Estacada – all homes

"Group Trees Torching" by Kevin Albright, Photographer [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

“Group Trees Torching” by Kevin Albright, Photographer [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

Level 1 Evacuation Order – “Be Ready”

  • Hillockburn Rd W of Habelt Rd to Dodge Church – all homes
  • Pederson Rd – all homes

Fire Operations on 9/16/2014. [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

Fire Operations on 9/16/2014. [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

CLOSURES

  • Lazy Bend Camp
  • Promontory Park
  • LaDee OHV area

Smoke visible from Hwy 224. [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

Smoke visible from Hwy 224. [Photo Courtesy: inciweb]

ROAD RESTRICTIONS

  • Hwy 224 reopened
  • Workers access only with valid ID

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

  • Held 9/20/14 Saturday
  • 175 Community members in attendance
  • Topics: Fire Strategies, Tactics
  • Positive feedback
  • Strong Community Support for Firefighting, Firefighters

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Fire Line Info.  360-280-4352 or 503-630-1711. Staffed from 0800-2000 hours.  Email:  36pitfire@gmail.com

 

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