Cause of Fire That Burned McKinleyville Gym “Human Involved”

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Humboldt County Sheriff Feature

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Humboldt County Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Betty Ct, where the Big Lagoon Rancheria’s Gym had once stood. Deputies met with Arcata Fire District Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be “human involved.”

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person(s) responsible for the fire.

The estimated damage to the gym and surrounding buildings is over $3,300,000.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



  • I’ve heard of anti-GMO terrorism, but anti-GYM is a new one on me!

  • Seems like to me the indian people loose alot due to suspicious fires.

  • Henchman Of Justice

    There is a serial Arsonist roaming the area forrests and buildings…..seems the triangulated areas of hexagonal draft down bursts are between Hupa/Klamath/Orick-299 to Arcata-101hwy north, not Bermuda………

    BUT then there are also the groveling street lurkers who have no home because they are non victim head cases with evil attitudes who seek revenge on society for all their personal plights……ya, meth on bikes too……

    BUT then there is also the children of local political cronies and head up ass parents……..

    BUT why speculate, it is not as if dumb ass people are worried because afterall, no need for surveillance for dumbasses……Shawshank Sinners knew a library took decades, so surveillance cameras for the non incarcerated might take a wee bit longer…..

    Wonder if the tribe will spend some “smart money for once” on surveillance……maybe all the commercial neighborhood should pull their heads out from under the nitro glicerin retardation drainage pond and invest in surveillance……to not have surveillance is irresponsible lack of leadership and IQ……..

  • Henchman Of Justice

    First alleged accusation of a “who dun it?”

    So, from HealthSport’s shed at Cha Gah Cho, some conspirator snuck through the woods with an accelerent over to the club as a means to “use the woods” to shield the arsonist from the openess of the public streets closest to the site……wonder if investigation is over within Cha Gah Cho or Turner Road cuz ya gotta figure KMart has cameras on the nursery outside……. and parking off Central Ave on Turner, walk through woods…… call it a local back woods route……Cha Gah Cho trails are a fraud….immediately after HOJ raises concern, the fundraising stops and the trail is opened to create a legal maneuver to shield against an injunction to stay the grand opening…….a bunch of Hillary Clinton’s run Humboldt County outta their Village Panty eatery……

    Also, what about the residential neighborhood on the other side of fence? Did somebody hop a fence, go through a fence? Homeowners have surveillance on the other side of fence……did they catch anyone?

    Did someone already know about how to use Cha Gah Cho access points to commit arson on a competing native indigenous tribe???

    Now, if your alleged suspect is a native, then your plot gets extremely more intriguing…..

    • Paradise lost............

      I looked behind K-MArt and saw NO cameras. The Pantry closed because of customers buying a cup of coffee and staying for hours. Wait staff quit, no tips, too many trips of the Humboldt County Health Department and Denny’s opening up to garner cheap retired Trump sad sacks. I’ve lived in Macktown since 1985 and the place has changed like a cheap magician’s card trick. Central Ave has become a fast food haven. Think not? So why wasn’t the Can Food store torched?

      • Henchman Of Justice

        Not what the garden center said a few years ago on cameras over by chain linked area outside…..cameras don’t need to be visible and signs don’t need posting but visibility and postings are better preventative measures.

        Also, Healthsport may have surveillance…….surely LEOS are asking you’d think.

  • Henchman Of Justice

    Final Destination (hollywood movie series on death)……basically, weird connections ……Nicholas Cage movie (Signs?) using numbers…..

    Look at the below 2 incidents, discover the power of prime……no Sherlock Holmes needed if surveillance had been installed…….$3+ million dollars wasted and a tribe or band of people are too cheap to invest in “monitoring devices like surveillance systems”.


    October 23, 2016 9:45 am

    Right as HOJ hit submit, attack of the virus online offline scenario.

    The rewrite.

    Heard sirens.

    Area: Transients frequent the woods and Cha Gah Cho site, camp, loiter over toward behind Kmart/movie theatre back woods nearest construction site culdesac.

    Arsonists? ELF like 13 years ago, 2 months, 23 days after August 1 arson fire in San Diego

    Codified as 2 months later = two uses of complex

    23 days later = first prime number starting with digit 2

    Apologies ahead of time to transients and arsonists if fire was caused by self combustion, electrical or other onsite cause.

    Sad loss for the community, but at least the structure was not completely finished with people frequenting the services….still though, all the hard work up in smoke.

    Really? October 23, 2016 11:13 am

    HOJ you always look so stunning in your tin foil hat!!!

    Henchman Of Justice October 24, 2016 12:05 am

    Thank You. Tried to get all gussied up for you using those other worldly powers…..the power of prime…..

    13, 23, 83……and how these primes work in pairs or digits of 2……relative to urban mythological tendencies of conspiratorial chaoses…….at least the numbers add up, yes?

    Henchman Of Justice October 26, 2016 12:46 am

    CHP: California tour bus crashed into truck driving 5 mph
    Colin Atagi, Rosalie Murphy, and Sherry Barkas | The Desert Sun
    1 day ago
    There were no skid marks, “no appearance of braking,” at the scene where a tour bus slammed into an 18-wheeler that was driving about 5 mph, a California Highway Patrol chief said Monday.
    The Sunday crash killed 13 people who were traveling from Red Earth Casino in Salton Sea Beach to Los Angeles, making it the deadliest in California in at least a decade, according to state Office of Traffic Safety data.

    CHP Chief Jim Abele speaks at a press conference with NTSB the afternoon after a bus crash near …more
    Zoe Meyers/The Desert Sun
    The National Transportation Safety Board has joined CHP in investigating the crash. Investigators will examine the drivers, the vehicles, lighting, weather and traffic conditions, but the agency “will not speculate about the cause” until the investigation is concluded, board member Earl Weener said Monday.
    “It is so early on, we cannot say definitely what the cause of this accident is,” said Jim Abele, chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division.
    The tour bus had been on its way back to Los Angeles from Red Earth Casino in Salton Sea Beach, carrying 43 people. The 13 victims were all residents of Los Angeles, and among them was the driver of the bus and owner of USA Holiday, the company that operated the bus.
    Utility work in the area had slowed traffic early Sunday morning, the NTSB noted, but Abele said work had continued throughout the night and no other incidents or accidents had been reported. Southern California Edison confirmed that work was still ongoing at 5:17 a.m., when the crash occurred, but said CHP and Caltrans handle traffic mitigation for its projects.

    [The power of prime on the same Sunday morning: note that two uses = bus driver and owner of bus company and time of early morning similar to when fire on “The Club” supposedly began, construction activities,over a decade in time span, victim identified by 3 words – Big Lagoon Rancheria versus Red Earth Casino, etc…}

  • Kym, seems like you should remove this libelous post that suggests Health Sport torched this building to prevent or delay a competing gym from opening up in McKinleyville.

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