Sunday, July 13, 2014

CA-MVU Trails Fire, CA-MVU-4813, Mission Trails San Diego County

Trails Fire, CA-MVU-4813, San Diego County

Update 1930: 90 acres, 30% contained. Air resources released. One firefighter suffered heat-related injuries 
Update 1500: 45 acres and holding on the ridge. Additional type 3 Strike Team requested. Fire has crested Cowles Mt. and is slowly backing down.

Location: Father Junipero Sierra Trail x Mission Gorge Rd., Mission Trails Park, City of San Diego
Jurisdiction: LRA

Image Credit: FoxNews
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Strict New Smoke Detector Laws, Took Effect July 1

New smoke detector laws, including a change that took effect July 1, are intended to keep working alarms in rental properties and homes in throughout California


State Senate Bills 1394 and 745 are phasing in rules for installation and types of smoke alarms during the next two years.

The biggest change, which took effect July 1, requires all new battery-operated smoke alarms sold in California to be built with a nonremovable 10-year battery. Existing smoke detectors don’t have to be replaced until they reach the end of their 10-year lifespan or start malfunctioning.

As of Jan. 1, all new smoke alarms will have to be imprinted with their date of manufacture and have a space to mark the date of installation. They will also be required to have a hush feature — a way to momentarily disable the alarm for a short period.

Some city building codes for new homes requires a smoke detector in each bedroom, in the hallway outside each separate sleeping area and on every floor, including basements and inhabitable attics. Smoke alarms need to be wired into the home’s electrical system and have a battery backup. They also have to be interconnected, so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound.

Home owners who do not have hard-wired or interconnected smoke detectors are not required to add them unless they make a repair or addition to the building that requires a building permit or costs more than $1,000.


A 2011 study by the National Fire Protection Association noted that 38 percent of deaths involving fires occurred in a dwelling without a working smoke detector.

The goal of SAFE Home, which started in the 1980s, is to have a properly installed and operating smoke detector in every dwelling in Tracy. Hanlon said that fire crews still carry 9-volt batteries to help residents who have older detectors.

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CA-SHU Bully Fire: 3,700 acres, 10%, Mandatory evacuations Lifted

CA-SHU Bully Fire

Evacuations have been lifted. 
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations from Bland/Platina to Bland/Roaring Creek and west to Graves Ranch.
An evacuation center has been set up at Grant School, 8835 Swasey Drive in Redding. 
Road Closures: Platina road open to residents only. Platina Road remains closed both east and west of the fire area. Hard road closure from Platina Road to Rainbow Lake Rd, and Plantina Road and Hwy 36.

Update 7-13 0830: 3,700 acres, 10% contained. Moderate rate of spread with medium range spotting. Evacuations have been lifted. Platina road open to residents only.
Update 7-12 1830:  2,930 acres, 10% contained. Estes, IMT 1 Cal Fire Team 6 assumed command at 1800 today. The fire is moving at a moderate rate of spread driven by extremely dry fuels and alignment with slope. Mandatory evacuations in effect. Road closures in effect.
Update 7-12 1730: CAL FIRE has arrested a man for allegedly accidentally starting the Bully Fire in the Igo-Ono area of Shasta County. Freddie Alexander Smoke III was taken into custody around 10 p.m. Saturday night.
CAL FIRE investigators believe he was operating a large rental truck to deliver soil amendments to an illegal marijuana grow site in the area of
Roaring Creek Road and Sargent Road. 
The fire allegedly started when Smoke operated the truck off road, in rough, grass covered terrain. Components of the truck’s exhaust system contacted the dry grass and ignited the vegetation.
Update 7-12 0800: 2,800 acres, 10% contained. Estes, IMT 1 Cal Fire Team 6 has been assigned. The fire made significant uphill runs with short range spotting. Mandatory evacuations in effect. Road closures in effect.
Date/Time Started: July 11, 2014 3:37 pm 
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Shasta-Trinity Unit
County: Shasta County
Location: Old Bully Choop Road, Community of Igo
Structures Threatened: 50 residences threatened
Resources: Total Fire Personnel: 394
Total Fire Engines: 35
Total Fire crews: 12
Total Helicopters: 5
Total Dozers: 6
Total Water Tenders: 11
Long/Lat: -122.750788/40.4314
Phone Numbers (530) 225-2510 (Bully Fire Information Line)



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Friday, July 11, 2014

CA-SCU #MarshFire Clayton area, Evacuations, SCU Strike Team inbound.

  CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit 2nd alarm vegetation fire threatening structures in the Clayton area. 
Evacuations in progress along Bragdon Way.
Update 2400: 100 acres & 50% contained.
Update 2330: 100+ Acres with structure threats, SCU Strike Team inbound. [SFO011]

Update 2230: 50 acres

Date/Time Started: July 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Location: Clayton Marsh Creek Road and Aspara Drive area. East of Clayton Contra Costa County  

GPS: Long/Lat: -121.5118/37.5359
Communications: SCU Command 1 Tone 1
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CA-SQF Nicolls Fire, Scodie Mountains Kern County 1,178 acres, 5% contained.

Nicolls Fire, CA-SQF-2381 Kelso Valley, Kern County 
#NicollsFire is south of Hwy 178, just east of Onyx, west of Canebrake, burning south. Scodie Mountains  - Kiavah Wilderness, Lake Isabella



Update 7-13 0800 hrs: 1,178 acres, 5% contained.
Central Sierra Type II IMT (Cooper)Areas of the fire burned actively throughout the night. 
Steep rocky terrain with very limited access and high winds are a concern for crews accessing the fire. 
All crew access will be by rotary wing aircraft. Crews will spike and use coyote tactics.
The fire continues to move northeast towards the Jack fire of 1997.
Current Temp. 74.3 °, 44% RH, wind ENE at 1.1 mph,
Expected high 107° with scattered thunderstorms possible. Strong downdrafts may occur in area of thunderstorms.
 Update 7-12 1800 hrs: 1,078 acres, 5% contained.Central Sierra Type II IMT (Cooper) assumed command of the fire at 1800 hours today.
The fire is burning in fuel model 6; pinyon and juniper with sagebrush understory with some grass intermixed.
During the night the fire is primarily wind and terrain driven.
Only access for crews is via helicopters.
Threats McIvers Cabin within 48 hours, and to Cap Canyon, Walker Pass, in 72 hours.
Update 7-12 0800 hrs: 900 acres, 0% contained
Central Sierra Type II IMT (Cooper) mobilized
A transition meeting is scheduled today at 0900 hours at the Kernville District Office. Rapid Rate of Spread, long range spotting with limited access due to steep rocky terrain. Crews are being flown into the fire and will be spiked out due to the remote terrain. Threat to McIver Historical Cabin 
Update 1800 hrs: 1000 acres 0% Contained. 9 Type 1 Hotshot crews have been mobilized to the Nicolls Incident (Los Padres, Arroyo Grande, Vista Grande, Big Bear, Little T, Texas Canyon, Springville, Breckenridge and Fulton)
Update 1600 hrs: 800 acres.
Update 1400 hrs: 400 acres, 0% Contained. Rapid Rate of Spread, medium to heavy fuels, Fire is running, spotting and crowning 10-12 ft. flame lengths observed, No structure threats at this timeIA: Kelso Valley/Onyx area this afternoon with a report of smoke. It grew quickly and is approximately 700 acres at a moderate rate of spread. Forest Service Batallion Chief Ernie Villa assumed the role of Nicolls Incident Commander shortly after the fire broke. There is no ground access at this time, air resources are flying over the fire dropping water on the heat and scouting roads for possible access for ground troops. Local resources are responding at this time. No evacuations are in place at this time.No road closures are in place at this time.
Location: Scodie Mountains
Jurisdiction: FRA
Start Date/Time: 07/11/14 @ 1346
Weather: 80°, 25% RH, 23 mph, West


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SBSD: Joshua Tree National Park SAR Teams Search For 19-yro Erin Corwin

Missing: Erin Corwin, 19-year-old, white female, 5'02", 120, brown hair, blue eyes 
Advisory: Search for 19-year-old Erin Corwin has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 29, 2014 *UPDATE – July 11, 2014 
INCIDENT: Missing Person Investigation 
LOCATION: Twentynine Palms 
VICTIM: Erin Corwin, 19-year-old, white female, 5'02", 120, brown hair, blue eyes 

UPDATE:  The Specialized Investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search & Rescue volunteers continue the search for Erin Corwin. The search area is concentrated around the Joshua Tree National Park and has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. 
The information released during this search has been minimal due to the suspicious nature of Erin’s disappearance. The search has shown no sign of Erin and her disappearance does not appear to be voluntary. 
When conducting investigations like these, Investigators must keep in mind the potential for this search to turn into a criminal investigation at any time. Therefore, the information released about the search techniques, search areas and interviews will be minimal. 
The search will continue as necessary, throughout the weekend using search and rescue volunteers from San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and Kern County Sheriff’s Departments and Joshua Tree National Park Service Rangers. 
Anyone with information about Erin Corwin is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division at (909)387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909)387-8313. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to www.wetip.com 
Updates will be released as new information becomes available.

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LODD: Santa Fe Springs Firefighter Armando J. Mora, Jr.

LODD: Santa Fe Springs Firefighter Armando J. Mora, Jr.

It is with a heavy heart that theSanta Fe Springs Firemen’s Association, Local 3507 lays to rest one of their brothers in the line of duty.
City of Santa Fe Springs Firefighter Armando J. Mora Jr.passed away after a courageous battle with job-related cancer in his home on June 18, 2014..
Brother Mora, 58, grew up in the Santa Fe Springs and he began his career in the fire service with the City of West Covina before getting hired with the City of Santa Fe Springs Fire Department on January 20, 1981. He served with distinction for 33 years before his cancer diagnosis forced his retirement.
Brother Mora always be remembered for his genuine presence as a passionate man of the people, his strong desire for living life to the fullest, and an overflowing generosity of his time and talents. His colleagues remember him as a hero both in his profession and in his roles as a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and lastly a friend.
Armando Mora Jr. is survived by his mother Alicia Mora, his loving and devoted wife Georgina Mora, his two children, Lauren and Anthony, stepson Jesse, two sisters Annie and Irene and his brother Robert, president of Local 3507.

Memorial Service

Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.
St. John of God Catholic Church
13819 S. Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Uniformed Personnel

All uniformed personnel are invited to attend the ceremony and the uniformed firefighter salute of Firefighter Mora. Class A uniforms requested or Department approved uniform. Please RSVP to Joseph Walls, Santa Fe Springs Firemen’s Association L3507 – josephwalls@mac.com; 714-423-4030

Apparatus

The Santa Fe Springs Fire Department is welcoming all Departments to send apparatus to Firefighter Mora’s services. Please RSVP to Joseph Walls, Santa Fe Springs Firemen’s Association L3507 –josephwalls@mac.com; 714-423-4030 All apparatus should be at the church by 8:30 am.

Condolences

Card’s and letters of condolence can be sent to:
Santa Fe Springs Fire Headquarters
Attn: The Mora Family
11300 Greenstone Ave
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
For any questions or further information please contact:
Joseph Walls, Secretary, Local 3507 714-423-4030,josephwalls@mac.com
Get the latest updates at www.cafirefoundation.org.
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Quick Look: Large California Wildfires Today

Current Large Wildfires: 07/11/2014/0800

CA-LNU Monticello Fire: 6,488 acres, 95% contained. The team transitioned the fire to the local unit at 0700 hours this morning.

CA-NOD Coleman Fire: 15,246 acres, 97% contained.

CA-LNU Monticello Fire: 6,488 acres, 92% contained.

Red Flags: National Weather Service - Eureka has modified the Red Flag Warning to now include only fire weather zones 203, 204 and 283. The Red Flag Warning for these areas remains in effect until 1700 today. http://calfire.blogspot.com/2014/07/red-flag-warning-dry-lightning-this.html
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RED FLAG WARNING DRY LIGHTNING THIS AFTERNOON SIX RIVERS NF, SMITH RIVER AND KLAMATH RIVER DRAINAGE


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
957 AM PDT FRI JUL 11 2014

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR DRY LIGHTNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 204, 283

WHERE: UPPER SMITH INLAND PORTION OF THE SMITH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NF - LOWER MIDDLE KLAMATH - INLAND PORTION OF THE KLAMATH RIVER DRAINAGE WITHIN THE SIX RIVERS NATIONAL FOREST AND THE UKONOM DISTRICT OF THE KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST. - WESTERN PORTION OF THE SHASTA TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST.-
WHEN: RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 204 AND 283. ..

* AFFECTED AREA FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203. ..204 AND 283.

* THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN ISOLATED AND MOVE FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST. DUE TO THE RAPID MOTION SOME DRY LIGHTNING IS POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS LIGHTNING STRIKES ON VERY DRY FUELS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE MULTIPLE NEW FIRE STARTS THAT COULD SPREAD QUICKLY DUE TO DRY FUEL CONDITIONS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONSCOULD LEAD TO LARGE AND RAPID FIRE GROWTH.
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LODD: NBFD Lifeguard Drowned Sunday Attempting Rescue Off Newport Beach


A city lifeguard drowned Sunday while attempting to rescue a swimmer in the waters off Newport Beach, authorities said.
Ben Carlson in photo posted on twitter by the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division. (Credit:@LACoLifeguards/via Twitter)
Ben Carlson is seen in a photo posted on social media by the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division. 

Ben Carlson, 32, had been a lifeguard for 15 years, according to Chief Scott Poster of the Newport Beach Fire Department.

The incident began shortly after 5 p.m., when a rescue boat identified a swimmer in distress near 16th street, Poster said at an evening news conference.

After Carlson entered the water and reached the man, both were struck by a large wave, the Fire Department said.

Other lifeguards at the scene attempted to assist Carlson, but were unable to immediately find him “because of the turbulent water, and up to 10- to 12-foot surf,” Poster said.

Twenty-five people from multiple local agencies ultimately entered the water to help find Carlson after he went missing, officials said. He was located at 8 p.m. and rushed to paramedics who were waiting on the Newport Pier, then transported to nearby Hoag Hospital.

The lifeguard was pronounced dead at the hospital. The swimmer, whom Carlson was attempting to assist, survived.

“It’s a brotherhood that’s very difficult to describe,” Poster said of the lifeguard community. “Unless you do it, you’ll never know what it’s like.”

Carlson “will be given all the honor and respect that comes with losing a member of that brotherhood,” Poster said.

The 32-year-old is the first Newport Beach lifeguard to die in the line of duty, according to the fire chief.

Credit: @LACoLifeguards/via Twitter)
KTLA 5 http://ktla.com/2014/07/06/city-lifeguard-goes-missing-in-waters-off-newport-beach/
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