UPDATE, 10 a.m.: Stand down, folks. Controlled burn.


Several friends o’ the LoCO are reporting a great deal of smoke hanging over downtownish Arcata this morning. The California Highway Patrol’s dispatch center is currently placing the thing in the Foster Avenue/Alliance Road area, but these early calls can be off.

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