Two Reported Fires in Eureka; One ‘Suspicious’

All of the photos shown are from the M Street Fire.

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The following is a press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

Humboldt Bay Fire HBFAt 2306 hour Saturday 06-06-2015 units from Humboldt Bay Fire were dispatched to a structure fire in a garage on the 3100 of M Street. During the dispatch a second structure fire, bed on fire was reported at the 6100 block of Beechwood Drive. A normal 1st Alarm dispatch consists of four unit and two chiefs with the one remanding unit covering the rest of the Humboldt Bay Jurisdiction. Both fires reported in such a short time frame split the response of all five units between the two calls. Three units and a chief responded to the M Street structure fire and two units and a chief responded to the Beechwood Drive call.

Units arrived at the M Street call and found a single story wood framed garage with fire showing to the side and front. A fiberglass fishing boat was parked in the front of the garage door blocking access, firefighters used a hose line and protected the boat while forcing entry into the backdoor to gain access to the fire.

The boat was removed and the firefighters forced open the garage door and extinguished the fire. Statements given indicate neighbors heard a loud pop just prior to the fire. The fire is considered suspicious and is under investigation.

The Beechwood Drive incident was found to be not as reported and became a law enforcement issue with the reporting party. Humboldt County Sheriff responded to assist Humboldt Bay Fire and the scene was turned over to the deputies.

At this time Humboldt Bay Fire believes the two incidents are not related. No injuries were reported,

Arcata Fire, Loleta Fire and Samoa Peninsula Fire all responded as mutual aid to support the two incidents. As units were released from both incidents three additional calls for service were received and handled.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to acknowledge our mutual aid partners for their response and the Eureka Public Safety Dispatchers for a job well done!

Humboldt Bay Fire supports our local blood bank, please consider donating today!

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A Firefighter walks away from the flaming building.

A Firefighter walks away from the flaming building.

Firefighters attach a boat to the back of a van to move it away from the structure.

Firefighters attach a boat to the back of a van to move it away from the structure.

Firefighters attempt to open the door to the structure that was on fire.

Firefighters attempt to open the door to the structure that was on fire.

Firefighters stand outside the structure as smoke continues to rise.

Firefighters stand outside the structure as smoke continues to rise.

Firefighters spray the burnt contents of the structure.

Firefighters spray the burnt contents of the structure.

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