Firefighters extinguishing a blaze in a duplex on the 800 Block of Second Street in Eureka. | Photo by Andrew Goff

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Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

On 8/11/2022 at 1:44 P.M. Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to a reported structure fire on the 800 Block of Second Street in Eureka. Three engines, a ladder truck, and Battalion Chief responded to the incident. The first arriving Humboldt Bay Fire unit found heavy fire coming from the rear porch area of a duplex apartment building.

The first unit was assigned to search the structure and rescue any remaining victims. There were multiple people who had entered the structure and had to be removed by fire personnel. Within minutes everyone was confirmed out of the structure.

While the first unit searched for victims additional units arrived, attacked the fire and ventilated the structure. The main body of fire was primarily exterior but had spread to the interior and attic areas. Fire crews had the fire controlled in 15 minutes. Crews transitioned to mop-up and investigation duties.

The investigation of the fire on Second Street was determined to be arson. The Eureka Police Department was contacted and responded to assist Humboldt Bay Fire with the fire investigation. No civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire. Damages were estimated at $25,000.

During the structure fire, a Humboldt Bay Fire unit was dispatched to an alarm sounding and report of smoke in the area on the 1300 Block of I Street. The HBF unit discovered and extinguished a cooking fire in an apartment. Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank the Arcata Fire Protection District and Samoa Fire Protection District who responded to assist with coverage of Humboldt Bay Fire’s area. They responded to multiple medical aids while covering.