Photo: Andrew Goff.

As if everything else weren’t enough, Arcata Fire and allied agencies are on the scene of a brush fire in the Dog Ranch dune forest near Manila, just across from the Samoa Bridge.

The first firefighters on the scene reported that the fire was about a quarter of an acre in size in heavy brush, with a slow rate of spread. A water tender has been dispatched.

Highway 255 is open in both directions. We’ll update when we know more.