Ed Jones, Blue Lake Fire
battalion chief, tells the Outpost’s
Ryan Burns that the cause of the fire is still unknown. They
still aren’t sure where in the house the fire started.
was blazing hot when we got here,” he
said that there was a great deal of ammunition in the house, as the
homeowner is a target shooter. The evacuation order was prompted, in
part, by the fact that fire personnel were aware that “there may be
dog died in the fire. Another was saved.
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The Outpost’s Ryan Burns, at the scene, tells us that a big chunk of Blue Lake Boulevard is still closed — from Greenwood on, he says.
Fleldbrook Fire and Blue Lake Fire still working to extinguish the flames.
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Facebook reader Bradnon Mononoke sends in the following video of the structure off Blue Lake Boulevard as it burned this morning:
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THIS IS A HUMBOLDT ALERT. The evacuation order has been lifted for Blue Lake Boulevard at Hartman Avenue. Residents may return home with caution. Be alert to outstanding dangers upon return and do not impede emergency personnel. THIS IS A HUMBOLDT ALERT.
The intersection of Blue Lake Boulevard and Hartman Avenue:
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THIS IS A HUMBOLDT ALERT - EVACUATION ORDER. Due to a structure fire, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an immediate evacuation order for residents in the area of Blue Lake Boulevard and Hartman Avenue. Leave now away from the fire for your safety. Follow instructio
Blue Lake Structure Fire w/ Explosions: At the intersection of Blue Lake Blvd and Hartman St, multiple caller on 911 reporting a structure on fire; Dispatched and responding are Blue Lake Fire, Westhaven Fire, Fieldbrook Fire and Arcata Fire with Humboldt Bay Fire on order; First unit at scene will be “Hartman IC”; HCSO is on scene with numerous explosions from a fully involved structure, requesting reverse 911 calls to homes within a 1 mile radius to evacuate or shelter in place. Explosions can be heard in the background of the deputy’s radio transmissions. CHP is responding to assist