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,


A resource at the scene provided this photo through Cal Fire.

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.”



  • Hey I work at the bar in Shelter Cove…I have a couple of residents of Hungry Gulch who have been out here all day at the beach, just finding out about the fire, wondering how far out … One bridge, two bridge, switch backs, the fire is/was. Thanks.

  • rotrow

  • “Need more starts. STAT!”

  • T-Ridge firefighter

    The fire was at the very top of the ridge. Over four bridges and then all the way up. Response was two Cal Fire engines, Two Whitethorn engines, and two Telegraph Ridge engines, and the CAL fire chopper.
    Locks had to be cut on a couple of gates to gain access. I advise locals not to replace the locks for a few days, as CAL fire will visit the site a few times to make sure there is no rekindle.

  • I saw the fire and Caled it on on my fire radio. I helped pin point locating and akcess then watched copter 102 drop it’s loads .it was very windy up hear a little later and it could have been bad. People please be smart we are ripe for a big fire.

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