Around 9:30 last night a fire was reported in an older apartment complex located at 1814 Hewitt Ave in Everett. Everett Fire Department along with several surrounding agencies responded to this 3 Alarm blaze. It was reported today by The Herald that one person died in the blaze.
Radio communications from the incident were captured by Snohomish County Scanner. With their permission I’m providing a link to the audio communications from the fire here:
Everett Fire Radio Communications From Fatal Fire
There is almost an hour of audio here, very interesting for those in the fire service or fans of monitoring large responses.
Thanks to Daron at Snohomish County Scanner for the audio!
Just got this release from the WSP:
***For Immediate Release***
Date: September 5, 2012
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Melissa Gannie, Washington State Patrol
Phone: (253) 912-4932 0700-1700 hrs
Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Highway 141 Fire – Klickitat County
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Highway 141 Fire located approximately 5 miles north of White Salmon, Washington in Klickitat County. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources at 6:30 p.m., September 5, 2012, at the request of Klickitat County Fire District #3.
The fire started on September 5, 2012 at approximately 1:30 p.m. and is burning in grass and timber. The cause of the fire is unknown. The fire has grown to an estimated 1300 acres. There are approximately 50 residences threatened by the fire with evacuations in place. Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered five strike teams of Wildland engines to supplement the resources already fighting the fire. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered for the fire and will assume command at 0900 tomorrow.
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Camp Murray has been activated to Phase II, to coordinate state assistance for the Highway 141 Fire. Personnel from the Office of the State Fire Marshal will be on scene to coordinate dispatch of resources, and other personnel will staff the State EOC. Under the State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan, the Fire Protection Bureau coordinates the initial dispatch and continued administrative oversight of resources and personnel for the duration of the incident. The Mobilization Plan is implemented to provide a process to quickly notify, assemble and deploy fire service personnel, equipment and other resources from around the state when fires, disasters or other events exceed the capacity of local jurisdictions. More information about the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan is available at: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/mobilization.htm
This just in from the State Fire Marshal:
Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Milepost 31 Fire
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Milepost 31 Fire, near the Grant and Adams County line along State Route 26. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on June 14, 2012, at 12:45 am at the request of Grant County Fire District 11 and Adams County Fire District 5.
The fire started at 2:44 pm on June 13, 2012. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire has grown to an estimated 1,500 acres. There is 1 residence and an outbuilding threatened by the fire. No evacuation orders have been established.
via Media Release – Washington State Patrol.
Saw this on the way in to work today, the Smokey Point Plaza had a fire that wiped out about 6 businesses. When I went by this morning it was tapped and the scene was one of clean up.
Sounds like the cause of the fire is still under investigation. News story on the fire on King 5’s website.