[UPDATE 4:09 p.m.] Fire Burning in Forest Behind HSU
A fire broke out this afternoon in the woods behind Humboldt State University. As of 12:56 p.m., firefighters are still making their way on foot to the incident. However, a helicopter is dropping water from above.UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: Over 2000 feet of fire hose has to be hiked into the fire. UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: Hose lays are also put down and connected to the water tenders. UPDATE 1:27 p.m.: Video by Bobby Kroeker.
Below is an interview with Sean Campbell of Arcata Fire:
UPDATE 1:30 p.m.:
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: Video by Bobby Kroeker. “This will take quite a few hours to get this one out.”
UPDATE 1:42 p.m.: Video by Bobby Kroeker:
Helicopter dumps water at the scene.
UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: Firefighters say it could take a couple of hours to make sure the embers are out.
UPDATE 1:57 p.m.: Photo by Mark McKenna
UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: The fire is being brought under control. UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: This screen grab from Flightradar.com shows the flightpath of Copter 102. Note where it is circling. The north point is the fire. The south point is where it is dipping for water. Our reporters on the scene say they can taste the salt water.
UPDATE 4:09 p.m.: Arcata Fire’s Sean Campbell filmed Cal Fire taking off the HSU’s baseball field to go fight this fire.