Tanker Truck Fire

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Incident: 0377 Type: Truck Fire Location: SR20 JWO MITCHELL FLATS Zoom Map: 7874 6C <javascript:void(0)> info as of: 3/25/2008 10:30:06 AM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
10:22AM CAL T, HAS TRAFFIC CONTROL AT SR20 & WALNUT
10:21AM 52 COPY LINE 36 & WILL CHECK WITH 39-S1 WHEN HE GOES 97
10:21AM SET OF DBL TANKERS HAULING 75,000 GAL OF KEROSENE, WILL LET IT BURN OUT, SOME SPOT FIRES / WILL BE EXTENDED CLOSURE
10:19AM CLEAR LAKE UNIT IS A HWY 16 AND 20 CAL TRANS ALREADY THERE UNIT IS NOT NEEDED DO WE NEED ANY ADDITIONAL UNITS AT THE SCENE
10:19AM 39-S1 ASSUMING THE I/C SR20 JWO MITCHELL FLATS
10:19AM SANDERS BIG TOW 1023 FOR INFO
10:16AM 1039 DOT - LINE 31
10:16AM N860 ENRT SB 5 FROM NORMAN
10:13AM 51, SR20 1 MILE JWO MITCHELL FLATS / IC / CT IS ALSO 97 // TK & TRLR / HAULING AVIATION FUEL
10:12AM RTD TO UNITS MDC S
10:12AM 7-12 ENRT ETA APPX 10, PER UKIAH LOG 119
10:11AM UKIAH DISP REQ ING CT TO PUT SOMETHING ON THE CMS IN LAKE CO / STILL NO ETA FOR THE LAKE CO UNIT
10:10AM THEY HAVE NO SIGN BOARDS;;;THEY ARE ALREADY BEING USED
10:09AM SAC, INFO FOR YOUR SR16 (WDL UNITS)
10:08AM CAL T, PER 39-S1 REQ THE SIGN BOARD AT SR20 & E ST (WILLIAMS AREA)
10:07AM ROUTED ENTAC
10:06AM 39-S1 COPY LINE 20
10:06AM WHAT 1020 DO YOU WANT SIGN BOARD AT, CT IS AT WALNUT NOW BLOCKING BOTH DIRECTIONS
10:06AM TWO CLEAR LAKE UNITS ENRT ONE FROM WALKER RIDGE PER UKA
10:05AM APPEAL DEMOCRAT ENRT W/CREDENTIALS ENRT/ PRESS ALLOWED TO COME TO AREA / PER 39-S1
10:03AM FIRE 97, WEST END OF MITCHELL FLATS
10:03AM TMC, LINE 14 / CAN U ALSO RESP A UNIT & POSS SIGN BOARD
10:03AM SEE IF WILLIAMS PD CAN UNTIL CAL T IS 97
10:01AM WILLIAMS PD TO CLOSE SR20 AT E ST, ADV TRAFFIC TO STAY OO THE AREA
9:59AM 1039 UKIAH WILL RECONTACT WITH UNIT S ETA
9:58AM ^** UPDATE SIG ALERT ** TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED ONTO SOUTH BOUND STATE ROUTE 16
9:56AM 39-S1 ENRT FROM OFC
9:56AM ROUTED TO UKIAH, LINE 10
9:55AM REQ CLEAR LAKE UNIT TO WEST SIDE TO DIVERT SB ON SR16
9:55AM EXTREMELY HEAVY SMOKE
9:55AM CT SUPERVISOR ENRT
9:55AM ^** SIG ALERT ** STATE ROUTE 20 EAST OR HWY 16, THE BOAD IS COMPLETELY BLOCKED BY A BIG RIG THAT IS ON FIRE, NO ESTIMATED TIME OF OPENING
9:54AM CAL TRANS KNOWS
9:54AM TMC, CONFIRM YOU HAVE THIS INFO
9:53AM 51 ENRT FROM GRIMES, 52 ENRT FROM MAX AREA
9:50AM RWY BLKED
9:50AM BIG RIG TANKER ON FIRE
RESPONDING OFFICERS STATUS
10:16AM CHP Unit Enroute
10:16AM CHP Unit On Scene
10:25AM CHP Unit On Scene
 

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Tanker fire

I heard the initial dispatch (on Colusa Co Fire) and comms on Cal Fire South Lake/Napa channel. I heard them say there was about 1/2 acre of vegetation involved as well and it will take 4-5 hours (as of 10:30).
 

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Incident: 0377 Type: Truck Fire Location: SR20 JWO MITCHELL FLATS Zoom Map: 7874 6C <javascript:void(0)> info as of: 3/25/2008 10:58:15 AM
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
10:57AM WB TRAFFIC IS STOPPED AT WALNUT AND EB TRAFFIC STOPPED AT 16 PER MAINT DISP (DT)
10:55AM 2 LOW BOYS ARE ENRT PER
xxxx
10:55AM
xxxx WILL 98 WITH LOW BOYS 20 AT E AT THE CLOSURE
10:55AM ETA TO WMS IS 75 MINS
10:55AM PER
xxxx THE LOW BOYS ARE ENRT FROM SAC
10:55AM PER
xxxx GO AHEAD AND USE SANDERS TOW
10:53AM S1, STILL ACTIVE FIRE, WILL BURN FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 30 MINUTES
10:46AM THEIR MECHANIC TO SEE IF THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO TOW
10:46AM PER
xxxx THE VP AT THE OIL COMPANY CHECKING WITH
10:42AM PER
xxxx AT RIENHEART OIL // THEY HAVE A DISPATCHER ENRT / APPROX 2 HR ETA
10:39AM 1021, 707-462-
xxxx TO REINHEART OIL CO, CONAT xxxx xxxxxx / AT LEAST ANOTHER 30 MIN TO BURN / HOW DO THEY WANT TK REMOVED
10:38AM INFO FOR SANDERS, WILL NEED A LOW BOY / NO OTHER WAY TO TOW / NOT READY FOR SANDERS YET, JUST INFO
10:38AM 52, 1182 NO OTHER VEHICLES INVOVLED
10:37AM N860 COPY LINE 46
10:36AM S1, # 1203 PLACKARD W/A SMALL #3 AT THE BOTTOM
10:34AM 7-12 97 SCENE, ATTEMPTING TO GET VEHICLES TURNED AROUND
10:33AM
xxxxxxx, 07 PTRB TN, OO UKIAK
10:31AM OES # 08-
xxxx // PER CCSO
 

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LiveCopter 3 HD is now over this fire. Truck is still burning good. Should be live at Noon.
 

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The cab and first trailer have now burned themselves out. The second trailer is still shooting good flames and very black smoke. Looks like fire units are keeping back about 100-200 feet.
 

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scannerboy02 said:

10:21AM SET OF DBL TANKERS HAULING 75,000 GAL OF KEROSENE, WILL LET IT BURN OUT, SOME SPOT FIRES / WILL BE EXTENDED CLOSURE
75K gallons???? I don't think so. Try 7500 gallons. A gasoline hauler can only handle maximum 9800 gals.
 

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BlueZebra said:
75K gallons???? I don't think so. Try 7500 gallons. A gasoline hauler can only handle maximum 9800 gals.
Good catch. But that error is not scannerboy's fault; he just quoted what was entered in the CHP CAD system.
 

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gmclam said:
Good catch. But that error is not scannerboy's fault; he just quoted what was entered in the CHP CAD system.
I am aware of that. I assume it was either a typo by the person doing CAD data entry, or the officer in the field mis-understood what he was told. The driver would know he was not hauling 75,000 gals.

I also noted the Chopper commentator (whose name I have forgotten) was theorizing what sort of metal the tank was made of. It would be aluminum.
 

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BlueZebra said:
I also noted the Chopper commentator (whose name I have forgotten) was theorizing what sort of metal the tank was made of. It would be aluminum.
The news would be much better if reporters would stick to facts and stop the theorizing to fill airtime.
 

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selgaran said:
The news would be much better if reporters would stick to facts and stop the theorizing to fill airtime.
Yup! Their job is to REPORT, and nothing more. I also don't want to hear about personal experiences. Just REPORT, that's all.
 
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