Humboldt: Going Down!

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Going Down @ 10:47 a.m.

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.

“It was blazing hot when we got here,” he said.

Jones 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 flying objects.”

One dog died in the fire. Another was saved.

Going Down @ 10:16 a.m.

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.

Going Down @ 10:01 a.m.

Facebook reader Bradnon Mononoke sends in the following video of the structure off Blue Lake Boulevard as it burned this morning:

Going Down @ 9:47 a.m.
Going Down @ 9:44 a.m.

The intersection of Blue Lake Boulevard and Hartman Avenue:

Going Down @ 9:27 a.m.
todd / 9:25 a.m.

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

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