Two Dogs Die in Early Morning Fire
At 0607 hours on 3/12/17, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to a reported Structure Fire in the 2600 block of Pigeon Point Rd. Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 3 engines, 1 Squad and 2 Duty Officers. The first arriving unit on scene reported a 30ftx30ft metal building fully involved with fire and the potential to spread to neighboring outbuildings. The first arriving engine extended a hose line and began to extinguish the fire from the exterior. The second arriving engine established a water supply from a fire hydrant approximately 400 ft. away and Pigeon Point Rd. was shut down for the duration of the incident.
The fire was controlled in 30 minutes and the property owner was located in his residence on the property and stated that a family member and his two dogs had been living in the building but the family member was not home at the time of the fire. Humboldt Bay fire units remained on scene for 2 hours to completely extinguish the fire and overhaul the contents of the building. The family member arrived on scene and stated his two dogs were in the building at the time of the fire. The two dogs were located….[They had] perished in the fire. There were no Firefighter or civilian injuries. The estimated property damage is $10,000 including the building, its contents and lumber stored next to the building.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and Arcata Fire District provided 1 engine and 1 duty officer to provide coverage to Humboldt Bay Fire during the incident.
Humboldt Bay Fire reminds all property owners to clearly mark their address with visible and reflective signage so Firefighters and other emergency personnel can identify the address from the road at night and during poor weather conditions.