[UPDATE 2:15 P.M.] Old Weott Motel on Fire

Capture“Heavy fire, heavy smoke showing,” reports the incident commander (IC) over the scanner from a fire in Weott near Hwy 101. The fire is at the old Weott Hotel. Multiple fire departments are responding to the incident.

UPDATE 1:31 p.m.: “Knocked down on main fire,” says the IC but they need additional hoses or line to get into some of the rooms. He’s requesting all resources continue to the incident.

UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: Fire appears mostly under control. Still continuing Cal Fire engines to the incident.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: Cal Fire spokesperson Laura Coleman writes that the fire is now in the “overhaul stage” which means that the fire is knocked down and the firefighters are just checking the structure for hot spots, etc. Coleman said three Cal Fire engines and one battalion chief¬†responded as did one engine from Weott Fire and one from Redcrest Fire.



  • Maybe some of that pot bust money could go into an arson investigation as it seems there are quite a few buildings being burned, starting with the doorway of the chinese restaurant on 18th in arcata. Putting out fires uses way more water (&sometimes more chemicals) than any pot grow.

  • The place looks ghetto! Even the aerial shot makes it look funny, don’t tell me this place was still up and running.

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