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Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

On 6/08/2024 at 22:47 hrs. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a reported Structure Fire at 2235 3rd 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 unit (Truck 8181) arrived on scene in 5 minutes and reported a working fire in a 2-story structure with heavy fire involvement. A quick size-up of the structure was completed and the Truck began to hit the fire with tank water to cool the fire.

Battalion Chief 8103 arrived on scene and established Incident Command (IC) and assigned Truck 8181 to Search. The second arriving unit was assigned to establish a water supply and Fire Attack, with the primary objective of fire control and exposure protection. The third arriving unit was assigned to assist Fire Attack. The fourth arriving unit was assigned to assist with exposure protection.

A Second Alarm was requested by the IC, that brought 1 additional Engine from Arcata Fire,1 Engine from Samoa Peninsula Fire and 1 Chief Officer from HBF to the scene.

The fire was controlled in 20 minutes and no occupants were found in the residence. Humboldt Bay Fire remained on scene for an additional 4 hours to completely extinguish the fire and await the arrival of the crew to complete the demolition of the structure. The damage to the structure from the fire was significant enough that it was no longer stable and it posed a risk as a safety hazard as a result, it was demolished.

The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. PG&E arrived on scene and confirmed the electrical and gas service to the residence was disconnected. There were no civilian or Firefighter injuries and the value of the property is estimated at $250,000 and damage from the fire is estimated at $150,000.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank PG&E, Arcata Fire, Samoa Peninsula Fire, The City of Eureka and EPD for their assistance on scene and providing coverage to other emergency calls during this incident.


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