Don’t Worry If You See Smoke in Eureka; Training Taking Place

Burn box used for practicing and training in Eureka this morning.

Burn box used for practicing and training in Eureka this morning. [Photo provided by Humboldt Bay FIre]

Don’t worry if you see smoke in Eureka. Humboldt Bay Fire Battalion Chief Kent Hulbert reports that the smoke seen from western Eureka is a training taking place. “We have three new [firefighters] and some active volunteers learning,” he said.

The current plan is to practice today and tomorrow from mid-morning til mid-afternoon. “We’re monitoring it today and tomorrow,” he explained. “If the winds cooperate, we’ll keep going. If it starts impacting people, then we will stop.”

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