House Fire on Humboldt Hill Last Night

Fire on Loma Avenue last night.

Fire on Loma Avenue last night. [Photo by Mark McKenna]

Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

On 8/14/18, Tuesday Night at 1147 pm. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a structure fire at the 6300 Block of Loma Dr. on Humboldt Hill.

Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 3 engines, 1 truck and 2 chief officers. While responding the 911 center was receiving multiple calls for the fire and the response was increased to a 2nd alarm bringing 2 additional units and 1 chief officer.

The first arriving engine found a large two story residence with heavy fire involvement and fire threatening neighboring residences. Large hose lines and master streams were put into operation to protect the neighboring residences and control the fire. A downed power line limited the crew’s ability to approach the structure.

The fire was controlled in approximately 2 hours and fire units remained on scene until 0230 am. to completely extinguish the fire.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.

The residence is a total loss with damage estimated at $600,000.

The neighboring residences were threatened but were not damaged by the fire however crews did remove some water from one of the residences.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance:
Humboldt Community Services District, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, PG&E and Humboldt County Public Works.

Humboldt Bay Fire would also like to thank the following fire agencies for their assistance with responding to the fire or providing coverage to Humboldt Bay Fire jurisdiction: Arcata Fire District, Loleta Fire District and Samoa Peninsula Fire District.

Please contact our office at 707-441-4000 if you have any information regarding this fire.

structure fire

[Photo by Mark McKenna]

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