Fire Closes 18th Street in Eureka

Emergency personnel discuss the fire.

Emergency personnel discuss the fire. [Photo by Stormy Taylor]

At approximately 6:23 a.m., emergency dispatch received a report of a fire on the 3100 block of 18th Street in Eureka. There was concern that occupants might still be inside.

When firefighters arrived, they found a single story, single family home with “heavy fire.” Quickly they discovered that all occupants were out of the building. Within about 10 minutes, firefighters had the fire controlled and began dealing with hot spots.

Emergency personnel

Emergency personnel on 18th Street. [Photo by Stormy Taylor]

Trouble with a hydrant that wouldn’t open properly slowed the response slightly to the mop up, according to scanner traffic.

As of 8 a.m., 18th Street is closed from Charles Timmons Lane to Myrtle.

Firefighters block off street.

18th Street is partially closed. [Photo by Stormy Taylor]

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6 comments

  • Too close for comfort. I’m next door. The hydrant in question was deemed the worst hydrant by a fireman when it was attempted for use in a fire three years ago. The Humboldt Community Services District promised to make the repairs then but has not done a damn thing other than painting the location of the water lines in the pavement. Is HCSD going to wait until people perish in a fire before they make the repairs. They have no problems boosting our water rates by 30% last year but fail miserably in protecting lives and property.

    • The Fire Department tagged the faulty hydrant as a danger. Let’s see if HCSD will replace the hydrant now.

  • Dangerous hydrant tagged by Fire Dept. HCSD do your job

  • House and yard look neglected.

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