Over 63 Calls to Dispatch About Explosions Last Night Near Fortuna
As many of you are aware, there were several loud explosions/gun shots heard across Fortuna last night. At this time, the department believes the explosions/gun shots were occurring along the banks of the Eel River. HCSO is also aware of the incident. We would also like to thank our communications staff for their hard work last night. Our communications center was staffed with a single dispatcher and her trainee who were flooded with the calls will all handling radio communications for the four agencies we dispatch for (Fortuna PD, Ferndale PD, Rio Dell PD, & Fortuna Fire). In less than one hour, they received 18 911 calls and 45 non emergency line calls about the incident (63 calls total).