Suspicious Structure Fire in Fields Landing Spread to Dock and Continues to Burn This Morning
On 08/28/18 at 9:57 PM. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a Structure Fire at the Olsen Dock in Fields Landing.
Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 3 engines, 1 truck and 1 chief officer. The first engine arrived on scene and found a large warehouse structure with heavy fire visible and other structures threatened. Mutual aid resources including an engine from Loleta and the fireboat from Humboldt Bay Harbor District were requested. The fire was deemed a defensive attack with the heavy fire involvement and the structural instability present as well as an abundance of cra[b] pots and rope.
Units used master streams, elevated streams and the fireboat to control the fire in top of the dock. Portions of the dock failed allowing the fire to burn under the dock. Crews were unable to access this fire due to the unstable concrete above and the high tide. Low tide is at 8:00 and the fire boat will be used to attack the underside of the dock. Fire crews are still on scene monitoring the fire and will remain until the fire is extinguished.
More information will follow as it becomes available.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The fire is considered to be suspicious and human caused.
Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance:
Arcata Fire District, Loleta Fire District, Samoa Peninsula Fire District, Fortuna Fire, Humboldt Bay Harbor District, PG&E and City Ambulance.
Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind the drivers not to drive over fire hose as it can fail catastrophically cutting off water supply to firefighters.
Earlier Chapter: Commercial Building on Fire in Fields Landing