Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

On 4/05/2024 at 19:25 hrs. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a reported Structure Fire at 1404 14th St. in Eureka. Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 1 Chief Officer, 3 Engines and 1 Truck for a total of 13 fire service personnel. Additionally, 2 volunteer Fire Support personnel responded and provided traffic control.

The first Engine arrived on scene in 4 minutes and reported a working fire in a residential structure and began to attack the fire. Due to the size of the fire in the residence another Humboldt Bay Fire Engine was requested to respond bringing an additional 3 fire service personnel to the scene. The second arriving unit was assigned to search the interior of the residence for any potential victims and the third arriving unit was assigned to vertically ventilate the smoke and fire from the residence. The fourth arriving unit was assigned to assist the first arriving unit with extinguishing the fire. The fire was controlled in 25 minutes and all occupants had escaped the residence prior to the arrival the first fire Engine.

Humboldt Bay Fire remained on scene for an additional 2 hours to completely extinguish the fire and conduct a cause and origin investigation of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and PG&E arrived on scene and disconnected the electrical and gas service to the residence. There were no civilian or Firefighter injuries and the value of the property is estimated at $450,000 and damage from the fire is estimated at $75,000.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives. Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank City Ambulance, PG&E, Samoa-Peninsula Fire and Arcata Fire for their assistance on scene and providing coverage to other emergency calls during this incident.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind everyone to immediately call 911 and get outside in the event of a fire in your home and to please have a designated meeting place outside your home in case of a fire so all occupants of the home can be accounted for by arriving fire service personnel.