Friday, August 17, 2012


It's that time of year, that wildfires seem to be dominating the landscape around us. Both California and Idaho are dealing with two humongous Complex fires at this time, while Washington has it's own fires to worry about, taxing resources from around the country.

So, for those who like to get the latest updates on wildfire action across the United States, InciWeb has proved to be quite a resourceful tool.

Two of the things most interesting to Washington state residents, is following the two big fires around us, the Taylor Bridge Fire and the Buffalo Lake Rd. Fire.

Between these two fires there are over a 1000 firefighters currently working on these fire lines. A staggering figure, when you take into account the amount and size of fires currently burning in other parts of the country.

Here is a story about the Buffalo Lake Rd. Fire from KREM, which they have now determined as lightning caused:

Here are the two most recent stories from KREM and KING5 News about the Taylor Bridge Fire:

And a video from KING5 News

Monday, August 6, 2012

Red Flag Warning 8-6-12

Red Flag Warning from 11 am to 9 pm today based primarily on a chance of dry lightning coming in from the south.  There is currently a band of storms from Walla Walla to Ellensburg which appear to be moving slowly north. High of 93, 20-30% humidity, light breeze from the southwest, Haines Index is 4 Low.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sation 95 Open House

 Saturday was our annual Fire Station 95 Open House. We had a well attended gathering with food and fun. Here are some of the pictures from the event.

 Brush 95

 Inside Brush 95

 Brush 95 with Engine 95 in the Background. Capt. Perkins on the far left.

 SCOPE came up to do child I.D.'s and brought a SCOPE Car with them. Parked beside the car is command vehicle 904, driven by Dep. Chief Mike Van Heel

 Front shot of Engine 95 and Brush 95

 Firefighter Anderson shows of the Engine to the kids.

 Capt. Perkins, Firefighter Schick and former station captain Kay Kempe.

 Firefighter Schick (middle) stands with Firefighter Lobdell (right) at Engine 99.

  Firefighter Schick (left) stands with Firefighter Lobdell (right) at Engine 99.

Firefighter Anderson shows just how cool he is in Engine 95.

 Medstar once again brought a helicopter up for our open house. What a big hit.
 The kids got to climb all around the helicopter and see just how limited the space is inside the cabin.

 Engine 95.

We want to thank all those who came and supported us at our open house. And a special thank you to Lt. Everman and Firefighter Hunt for grillin' all those hot dogs.