[UPDATE With Press Release] House Catches Fire on Harris in Eureka

  • Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a structure fire in the 1900 block of Harris Street.

A house caught fire in the 1900 block of Harris on Saturday morning. Humboldt Bay Fire was told about the fire at 12:36 a.m.

“We received a call for a fire at Harris and T,” said Captain Tim Citro of Humboldt Bay Fire. “Eureka Police discovered the fire.”

At the time, Citro said the cause of the fire was unknown, and there wasn’t an estimate on the cost of the damage. No Injuries had been reported.

Citro said, “The house is uninhabitable.”

UPDATE 9:17 a.m.:

Humboldt Bay Fire HBFAt 0036hrs on 9/19/15 Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 3 Engines, 1 Truck and 2 Duty Officers to a reported Structure Fire @ [1915] Harris St. in Eureka. The Reporting Party was the Eureka Police Dept. who discovered the fire on routine patrol. The first arriving Duty Officer reported a single story residence 50% involved with fire and requested a 2nd alarm. Initial reports from the occupants of the residence indicated that one resident was unaccounted for. Interior fire attack was initiated in conjunction with a search of the interior of the residence. The fire was controlled in 15 minutes and no occupants were located inside the residence. Humboldt Bay Fire units remained on scene for 3 hours overhauling the fire. Damage is estimated at $100,000 and one occupant was transported by Ambulance to SJH for minor smoke inhalation. Humboldt Bay Fire was assisted by Arcata Fire District who provided 1 engine and 1 Chief officer to the scene, Samoa Peninsula Fire District and Loleta Fire District who each provided 1 engine to cover the Humboldt Bay Fire response area during the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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