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UPDATE, 9:30 a.m.: A 17-year-old female suffered smoke-inhalation before being extracted through a window and a cat was killed in the fire, according to Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Ken Woods. The fire started in the utility/laundry room before spreading outside and up the walls, Woods explained. 

The utility area of the house is “pretty much gutted,” Woods said.


Original post:

An ambulance and four fire trucks responded to a house fire at 2245 Fairfield Street this morning shortly before 9 a.m. 

Fairfield Street was closed to traffic between Spring Hawthorne and Buhne, and shortly after 9 a.m. PG&E was working to shut off the gas lines to the single-family residence.

The Outpost’s Hank Sims is on the scene and reports that the back of the home sustained burn damage and the roof has a hole in it.