Humboldt: Going Down!

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todd / 11:23 p.m.

Fickle IC is reporting that the fire is contained with little to no extension into the wildland. PG&E has secured the downed power lines. All resources will be committed for approximately 2 more hours for mop up.

todd / 11:14 p.m.

The Fieldbrook water tender is being asked to locate and check a dry hydrant near Wagon Jack Lane on their way up Fickle Hill. Per Fickle IC, the two water tenders already at scene will need to leave scene to refill soon and plan to use this hydrant if it is available. Arcata Engine 8219 is being sent to a medical aid in McKinleyville with an ambulance responding from Eureka as the Arcata ambulances are currently on the Big Lagoon traffic collision and CPH medical aid. Samoa Engine 8614 is clearing the CPH medical aid and being dispatched to a new medical aid in Arcata.

todd / 10:58 p.m.

Fickle IC is ordering an additional water tender to the scene for a total of three. Fieldbrook Fire is being dispatched to fill the request. HCSO is sending two deputies to the scene to assist with traffic control as CHP is unavailable. (CHP is responding to a single vehicle traffic collision on Highway 101 near Big Lagoon. Westhaven Fire, Orick Fire and Arcata Ambulance are also responding to the traffic collision.) Samoa Fire has one engine in Arcata for coverage and is responding to a medical aid at Cal Poly Humboldt.

todd / 10:37 p.m.

The structure fire is off Fickle Hill near the “Top of the World” gate. The roadway is completely blocked by fire equipment. CHP has been requested to respond due to significant traffic in the area from onlookers. Engine 1274 and the Kneeland water tender are at scene

todd / 10:22 p.m.

Fickle IC is reporting that there is currently no fire spread into the wildland but there is a “significant threat”. The first Arcata Fire engine is out of water. Humboldt Bay Fire Engine 8114 is arriving at scene now. Cal Fire ngine 1274 and two water tenders are still responding.

todd / 10:18 p.m.

Fickle IC reports that this is a large home that is fully involved and threatening the wildland. There are reportedly power lines down and PG&E has been requested to the scene.

todd / 10:11 p.m.

Fickle Hill Structure Fire into the Wildland: 7000 block of Fickle Hill Road; Arcata Fire Engine 8215 is on scene with a fully involved structure starting to extend into the wildland. They are setting up for fire attack on their tank water. Several agencies are sending water tenders. Chief 8200 is at scene assuming “Fickle IC”

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