Redwood News‘ coverage of the fire.

Humboldt Bay Fire press release:

On March 31st, 2019 at 3:01P.M. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a fire in a home on the 3400 Block of Edgewood Road with four fire engines, one fire truck, two chief officers, one Public Information Officer, and two Fire Support personnel.

Crews arrived to heavy smoke and fire involvement of the home, coming from the front and rear of the building as well as pushing through the roof.

Humboldt Bay Fire crews were able to start an offensive attack, and protect exposures to the rear of the home including surrounding homes. Searches of the home revealed that no occupants were home at the time of the fire.

Humboldt Bay Fire requested a 2nd alarm and additional engines, receiving aid from Arcata Fire District on scene and gained control of the fire within 10 minutes of arrival.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time. Damage is estimated to be $150,000 There were no civilian or firefighter injuries to report.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank the Arcata Fire District, Samoa Peninsula Fire District, Loleta Volunteer Fire Department, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt Community Service District, PG&E, City Ambulance and Humboldt Bay Fire Volunteers for their assistance.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind the public that if you see something, say something. We are thankful for multiple reporting parties aiding in a quick response by Humboldt Bay Fire. Never hesitate in calling 911 if you think you see smoke.