[UPDATE 1:15 p.m. 4th Reopens] Large Structure Fire in Eureka Closes 4th Street
Firefighters have closed 4th and Commercial Streets because of a blaze in Eureka near the North Coast Co-op. While the fire was reported about 5:30 a.m., flames could still be seen leaping and smoke billowing much later. Fire crews are still pouring into the area as of 6:19 a.m.
UPDATE 6:39 a.m.: Humboldt Bay Fire tweeted at approximately 6:38 a.m., “Large commercial struc. fire at 4th and Commercial Streets in Eureka. 4th Street is closed. Avoid the area. Ongoing fire operations.”
UPDATE 7:04 a.m.: Possible routes to avoid the area are Waterfront Drive/1st Street or 6th Street.
UPDATE 8:07 a.m.:Eureka Police reports that “CHP is diverting westbound traffic at 4th and H Streets to 6th St.”
UPDATE 8:16 a.m.: Hwy 101 traffic from the north is being detoured off 4th Street and returned back to the regular route at 6th and Broadway.
UPDATE 9:33 a.m.: Caltrans reports that 4th Street is still closed and there is no current estimate of when it will be reopened.
UPDATE 10:22 a.m.: Caltrans spokesperson Myles Cochrane tells us that 4th street is estimated to reopen at Noon.
UPDATE 12:56 p.m.: Stormy Taylor shared these more recent photos of the area where the fire occurred.
UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: According to Eureka Police spokesperson Brittany Powell, at 1:12 p.m. 4th Street in Eureka is reopening to regular traffic.