Overhead Video of Last Night’s Fire Before Fire Crews Arrive on Scene
About 4:45 yesterday, a structure on Youngs Lane between Manila and Arcata exploded and burst into fire. Several burn victims were rushed to nearby hospitals. Reportedly, butane, a main fuel used to convert marijuana to hash oil, was found on the scene.
The effects were intense. The explosion was reportedly heard a mile away. The walls of the structure were blown outward before the structure was engulfed in flames and the smoke was seen as far as Eureka.
The video above by Phillip Nicklas shows the scene from the air prior to fire crews or law enforcement arriving.
Firefighters were on the scene for hours dealing with burning structure.You can see more of Mark McKenna’s up close ground views of firefighters in the smoke and flames by clicking here.