Submitted photos by Valerie Schramm.


A dozen years after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake of 2010 knocked it off its foundation, a vacant house on the 2100 block of Eureka’s California Street erupted in flames shortly before dawn Wednesday.

As neighbors gathered to watch, Humboldt Bay Fire responded and managed to extinguish the blaze before it burned down the whole structure or spread to neighboring homes. 

Officials on the scene said the cause of the fire is not yet known. We’ll update this post as more information comes in.