Fire in Hungry Gulch
According to the Southern Humboldt Fire Chief’s Association (SHFCA):
Cal Fire helicopter and engines with Whitethorn Vols & Telegraph Ridge Vols are responding to an unknown type fire in the Hungry Gulch area of Whitethorn.
Updates from the Fire Chief’s Facebook page:
About 5 p.m., the SHFCA said, “Cal Fire helicopter just reported a fully involved structure fire with spread to the vegetation.”
And then about 5:25 p.m., they said, “Units now at scene of an outbuilding completely burned out. Initial estimates are about a half acre of vegetation also burned or on fire.”
UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: Cal Fire Humboldt tweeted,
Trfc Collision-No Inj @ 2356 Mm299 http://t.co/hyA7yOKYRO
— HumCo CHP Incidents (@HumboldtCHP) May 5, 2015
UPDATE 6:11 p.m.: Cal Fire spokesperson Laura Coleman just texted that access to the fire is difficult. The fire is currently 3/4 of an acre and the cause is under investigation. She also said, “CAL FIRE and local government Fire Departments including Briceland and Telegraph Ridge are Responding to and attacking a structure fire into the vegetation in the Telegraph Ridge Area.” Telegraph Ridgeand Whitethorn Fire Departments are also fighting the fire.
UPDATE 6:17 p.m.: Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Association stated at 6 p.m., “[The incident commander] now reports 3 burned outbuildings with forward progress stopped.”