Photo: Calfire.

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.: Calfire notes that both fires are now contained, though they’ll have be mopping up for quite some time. The second fire grew to four acres in size.


From Calfire:

  • Incident Type: Wildand Fire Incident
  • Date and Time: 4/19/21, 9:13 AM
  • Location: Bald Hills area of Humboldt County Direct Protection Area
  • Responsibility: State Responsibility (CAL FIRE)
  • Type of Incident: Vegetation Fire
  • Size of Incident: Two fires, approximately one acre and two acres respectively
  • Fire Containment: 50%
  • Fire Control Resources Committed: 1 Helicopter, 5 Fire Engines, 2 Fire Crews, 1 Bulldozer, 4 Water Tenders

Additional Information: Forward progress has been stopped on one fire with 0% containment on second fire currently at two acres and spreading at a moderate rate. Fire Control resources will be committed until 100% containment and control is accomplished.

Agencies Responding: CAL FIRE, Six Rivers National Forest, National Park Service, Hoopa Wildland Fire Department, Orick Volunteer Fire Department, Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, Humboldt Bay Fire Department, Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department

Cause: Under Investigation

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