Dogs Saved by Firefighters But a Home Was Lost Today


Press release from Arcata Fire District:

20160523_131108At approximately 12:40 P.M. Arcata Fire District was dispatched to investigate possible smoke in the Arcata Community Forest. The fire was first reported as a smoke check in the community forest with multiple calls to 911.
While responding Arcata fire unit reported a large column of black smoke and a possible structure fire and a full structure response was requested.

Once on scene the first arriving engine confirmed it was a fully involve structure. The first engine established fire attack on the burning structure to protect exposures as well as fire progressing into the wildland area. The second arriving engine laid water supply and assisted with fire attack. The fire was completely contained in approximately one hour.

Arcata Fire District responded with three engines, one water tender and three chief officers. Blue Lake Volunteer Fire District responded with one water tender and a chief officer. Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire District responded with one water tender. CalFire responded with one engine and a chief officer to the scene and another engine to cover the McKinleyville area. Humboldt Bay Fire responded with one engine to also provide coverage for the Fire District.

Arcata fire personnel were able to save several dogs that were kenneled near the fire. All occupants were accounted for and no injuries have been reported. The fire is currently under investigation.20160523_143126



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