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Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

At 1734 hours on Tuesday November 28th, 2023, Humboldt Bay Fire responded with four Engines, and a Chief Officer to a structure fire at the 1200 block of Ridgewood Dr. While responding to the initial call, we received a report of a possible exposure to the vegetation.

The 1st arriving Engine secured a water source and set up for a defensive attack. The vacant trailer was fully involved with no spread to the vegetation. The second arriving engine provided support and assisted with fire attack and all other engines were canceled. There was a report of explosions and it was determined the owner had butane canisters and propane in the trailer. Crews remained on scene for approximately two hours for overhaul operations.

There were no Firefighter injuries. The property owner sustained minor burns to both hands and was evaluated by City Ambulance. The fire was located and controlled within fifteen minutes of the arrival of the 1st Engine. Damages are estimated to be approximately $53,000. A fire investigation was conducted and the cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank our allied partners for their assistance during this incident; HCSO, City Ambulance, and PG&E. Humboldt Bay Fire reminds everyone to have working smoke detectors in their residence and change the batteries twice a year during daylight savings.