[UPDATE 1:15 p.m. 4th Reopens] Large Structure Fire in Eureka Closes 4th Street

13329835_813433125427924_2068193456_nFirefighters 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.

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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.Untitled
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.

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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.

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16 comments

  • Still lots of flames as I drove by this morning at 7:30. Hope everyone was OK

  • Anyone know where 4th is closed?

    • The fire is reported to be on 4th Street at Commercial, which is where 4th Street ends and you turn left onto Broadway. Where exactly 4th Street is closed to traffic, I don’t know.

  • Still going strong at 7:45 – Humboldt Honey Wine and some apartments affected.

  • Oh Thank You All Of Our AWESOME FIRE FIGHTERS !!!.., WE JUST LOVE YOU ALL ! YOU ALL ROCK !!! & We’re Always Praying Every Year For All Of You ! We No You & The Police & More Law’s In Forcements And Hard At Work Always !!! So Again Thank You So Much For Your Services & MORE God Bless You All & Your Family’s Also God Bless You All !.., Susan Boyd,

  • Great detour info and map!

  • Does anyone kno how it happened?

  • The large building in back with smoke coming out, houses musicians’s studios.

  • Way to go HBF and All the other fire agencies. You all keep us safe

  • Heather Saylor

    We thank all who has helped thus far. Still about 8 people displaced any help would be appreciated. We love this community and the music will live again.. A GoFundMe page is set up. Benefit concerts coming up.. This community rocks!

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