[UPDATE 10:22 a.m.] Structure Fire in McKinleyville

There is a fire in the 1600 block of Prairie Court in McKinleyville. Fire trucks arrived on scene about 6:44 a.m. Arcata Fire District tweeted,

UPDATE 6:48 a.m.: Arcata Fire tweets that the fire is knocked down.

UPDATE 7:13 a.m.: An image tweeted from the scene.

UPDATE 10:22 a.m.: Press release from the Arcata Fire District:

Shortly before 6:30 A.M. Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a structure fire in the 1600 block of Prairie Court.

Shortly after the dispatch, it was reported that a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) employee was on scene and had secured all utilities to the structure and confirmed there was a structure fire. The first arriving Arcata Fire unit reported a 20 foot by 20 foot single family structure with a moderate amount of gray smoke coming from the structure. The crew forced the front door of the structure and saw flames at the back of the house. The first engine crew provided an exterior fire attack until the second engine arrived on scene. Just after the second engine arrived, the crew made entry into the structure and had the fire knocked down within a few minutes.

The occupant of the structure was not home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Arcata Fire District responded with three engines and four chief officers, Humboldt Bay Fire responded with one engine and a chief office to provide coverage for the District. Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department responded with one engine to assist at the scene.

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