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Wildfire Intel - CA - Initial Attack


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Latest News

DailyDispatch - California

Transient fire burns within 30 feet of homes along Lindo Channel in Chico

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 09:01 AM

PHOTOS: An early morning fire in the Lindo Channel in Chico burned within a few feet of nearby homes. The fire broke out just before 2 a.m. Thursday in the Lindo Channel, along Reed Park Drive just off Macdonald Avenue and the Esplanade. Neighbors told Action News Now they awoke to flames in the channel, where there is a transient camp.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2022 6:01:00 AM - SOURCE: KHSL-TV CBS 12 Chico

Tulare police and fire departments grant woman's wish to be one of them

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 06:36 PM

Ellie has a contagious smile and an even more infectious laugh. Wearing a Tulare City Police Department uniform Wednesday, she walked the halls of the department’s building, grinning ear-to-ear. It was one of the few requests the Make-A-Wish foundation was fulfilling for Ellie. “To get the opportunity for this young lady, it’s immeasurable,” Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley said.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2022 3:36:39 PM - SOURCE: Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta - Metered Site

Update: Arsonist who started Dolan Fire in Big Sur sentenced to prison

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 06:31 PM

The man who started the 2020 Dolan Fire in Big Sur was sentenced to prison on Wednesday. Ivan Geronimo Gomez was found guilty of 16 felonies including arson, marijuana cultivation, injury to a firefighter and animal cruelty in April. Gomez was sentenced to 24 years in state prison. The Dolan Fire eventually destroyed 128,050 acres and 14 structures and may have killed 11 endangered condors.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2022 3:31:00 PM - SOURCE: KSBW-TV NBC/ABC 8 Salinas

Fuel tank fire destroys trailers in Shasta County

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 03:00 AM

In Shasta County there were tense moments in Shingletown Tuesday evening, where a fuel tank fire destroyed several trailers. It started in the 5700 block of Wilson Hill Road, just south of Shingletown, about 25 miles southeast of Redding. The location is just east of the Wild Horse Sanctuary in Manton.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHSL-TV CBS 12 Chico

Follow Up: LA police detain person of interest in Griffith Observatory brush fire; no arrest yet announced

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 03:00 AM

A person of interest has been taken into custody in Los Angeles after fire crews contained a massive blaze initially categorized as a major emergency burning near the historic Griffith Observatory. The Los Angeles Police Department has detained a person of interest in connection to the massive fire that burned about six acres and prompted a response of 93 firefighters, FOX 11 Los Angeles reported.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX News

East Contra Costa Fire to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Station 55 in Oakley

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 01:39 PM

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District invites the community to its ribbon cutting ceremony for Station 55 in the City of Oakley. The event will be held on June 1, 2022 at 10:00 am at 3200 E Cypress Road. Upon opening, the station will be fully operational to respond to calls. According to the District, the station will be ALS staffed and for the first month it is being run as a contract station with ConFire.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2022 10:39:35 AM - SOURCE: East County Today

FireRescue1 - Top Articles

3 firefighters, 3 others injured in explosion, fire at Wis. dock company

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 06:41 PM

Multiple explosions occurred after firefighters arrived, and approximately 30 tanker trucks shuttled water to the scene due to the lack of hydrants in the area

Stranded motorist who fatally shot FF reportedly thought vampires were hunting him

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 01:03 PM

Justin Moore's mother described her son's declining health and offered her condolences to the family of slain firefighter Jacob Tyler McClanahan

San Francisco FF charged, accused of assaulting fellow FF with hydrant wrench

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 12:31 PM

Investigators say the victim suffered a broken left arm, a swollen right arm and a concussion

Fire unions take issue with Baltimore safety bill

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:29 AM

The measure contains a fire attack restriction, a limit on transit speeds and a thermal imaging camera requirement

Fellow responders' quick thinking saves N.H. FF-EMT after medical emergency

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:51 AM

Firefighter-EMT John Klanchesser was having an ordinary day until he felt lightheaded and said something out of character

Over 2K firefighters help slow N.M. fires, brace for dangerous conditions

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:01 AM

Forecasters issued warnings for southern Nevada through parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado

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