Photos and video by Stephanie McGeary.

Samoa Peninsula Fire District, Humboldt Bay Fire and Arcata Fire District are responding to a brush fire on the Samoa peninsula, just north of the Samoa Bridge off of Vance Ave.

The blaze was covering about half an acre, though today’s windy conditions are making the firefight a challenge. 

Fire personnel attempted to confine the fire by burning a perimeter, but when the wind shifted the fire began to spread again.

California Highway Patrol is also on the scene.

We’ll update as more information becomes available.

NOTE: This post has been updated from its original version to reflect that Samoa Peninsula Fire District was on the scene of this fire.