Escaped Homeless Encampment Fire Burns Into Bridge by Garberville
A little after 4 a.m., Garberville Fire and Cal Fire responded to a fire under the Carl Carter Bridge that takes Bear Canyon Road across the Eel River by Garberville.
According to Captain Dave Brockman of Cal Fire, a possible warming or cooking fire escaped from a homeless encampment. It not only burned a number of their belongings but it damaged the bridge.
Brockman said that a type of styrofoam insulation material had caught fire and burned up into the joints of the bridge. “County Roads will send someone out today to make sure it didn’t cause any [serious] damage to the bridge,” said Brockman.