Humboldt: Going Down!


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unofficial / 11:39 p.m.

Works for me.

unofficial / 11:38 p.m.

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unofficial / 9:16 p.m.

Arcata Chief 8201 (was the Peninsula Incident Commander) reports that all remaining companies are now clear from the call and returning to their quarters

unofficial / 8:29 p.m.

Resident of the house on Peninsula has called Fortuna Dispatch and they are enroute to the location

unofficial / 8:25 p.m.

Fortuna Dispatch broadcasted a “PAR” check from Peninsula IC, he replied that all personnel are accounted for and OK, and PAR can now be canceled, fire under control. [PAR is a “Personnel Accountability Report,” basically verifying that all personnel are accounted for, usually every 10 or 15 minutes depending on the agency.]

unofficial / 8:13 p.m.

Peninsula IC requesting an ambulance Code 3 to the fire scene; PG&E has been requested, they have a 40-minute ETA; primary search inside the fire building is all clear

unofficial / 8:07 p.m.

Samoa Chief 8600 requesting law enforcement for traffic control; Engines 8217 and Samoa 8614 at scene; Loleta Fire paged out to respond and cover HumBayFire Station 5 at Harris & Hubbard; Fieldbrook E8717 respond and cover Arcata station

unofficial / 8:02 p.m.

Unit at scene reports active fire on Peninsula Dr, smoke on all sides, flames showing on the “A” [front] side, have next in company law a line in from nearest hydrant; E8115 at scene

unofficial / 7:57 p.m.

Arcata Engines 8215 and 8217 and Chief 8201 responding, Blue Lake E8514 responding, HumBayFire Engine 8115 also;

unofficial / 7:54 p.m.

Manila, structure fire 1900 block Peninsula Drive, for Arcata Fire all-call, Blue Lake and Samoa Fire departments

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You know how the clothing sections at the Eureka Target have been a big, hot mess lately? Since Target is currently short-staffed, some local folks decided to take it upon themselves to tidy up the clothing tables and racks, and help make the Target shopping experience a little more enjoyable for their community. 

After posting a message to Facebook calling for folks to help her clean up the Target, Michelle Bailey and her family spent a part of their Thursday night folding and hanging the clothes at Target. Several other women and kiddos joined too. 

“It is so overwhelming walking through that store,” Bailey wrote on Facebook. “I can’t even imagine being an employee there right now. It would take about 30 people working non stop for a solid week to get Target back in order…” 

The volunteers may not have not put the whole store back in order, but they did certainly make a dent in the mess. 

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Yesterday, in saying goodbye to one of our colleagues, we called Facebook a garbage social media platform. (One of many garbage social media platforms.)

We stand by this.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t bright spots. And one of the brightest spots, locally, is the Hoopa Office of Emergency Services. Hoopa OES puts out daily or sometimes twice- or thrice-daily short videos, often with beautiful shots of the Valley and always chock full of useful information.

Lately, with all the fires and smoke affecting the area, the office’s charismatic Frank Telles is in front of the camera most days with the daily smoke report. Today’s report can be found below.

Give Hoopa OES a follow! Nuniwhtsis-te!

unofficial / 12:10 a.m.
Engine 8215 released by New IC are returning to Arcata

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