Early Morning Fire Consumes Vacant Residence

Press release Arcata Fire:

arcata fire emblemOn Wednesday, March 6th at 2:49A.M., the Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire on Murray Rd.  

Multiple reports came in that a 2-story residential structure was well-involved in fire. The first engine arrived and found a two-story structure 75% involved. 

Due to the volume of fire and partial collapse of the compromised structure, firefighters engaged in exterior operations utilizing large hose streams of water and the deck gun.  Fuel loading contributed to the long burn time of the fire.  

The building was vacant and boarded-up prior to the fire. No civilians or firefighters were injured during this incident, but the structure was a complete loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

orange fire, smoke at night, fire hose on street corner. The Arcata Fire District would like to thank Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire, Westhaven  Volunteer Fire, Blue Lake Volunteer Fire, Humboldt Bay Fire and Calfire for responding, and Samoa Fire District for covering our stations during our involvement in this incident.

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Jeffersonian
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Jeffersonian
1 month ago

No doubt yet another transient event

local observer
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local observer
1 month ago

smells like premeditated demo. let me guess a huge hurdle came up while renovating the property with the 2 condemned homes.

fndrbndr
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1 month ago
Reply to  local observer

I think you nailed it

Bozo
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Bozo
1 month ago
Reply to  local observer

Dunno. Cold, wet… might have provoked a bum-fire.

local observer
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local observer
1 month ago
Reply to  Bozo

The silt fence installation prior seems odd.

truth seeker
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truth seeker
1 month ago
Reply to  local observer

wrong

Joe
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Joe
1 month ago

LoCo reported that it burned to the ground. It didn’t! Mainly the siding, exposing all the trash inside. I wonder how long that mess will sit there!

Farce
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Farce
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Until the next fire?

Bozo
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Bozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Farce

They must be copying the USFS Fire Manual…

truth seeker
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truth seeker
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

They’ve already begun the clean up efforts. They are hoping to have the wreckage cleaned up in the next month or so.

truth seeker
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truth seeker
1 month ago

I think everyone is going to be very surprised when the real details begin to come out. From, someone who was there that night in the park.

Kym Kemp
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1 month ago
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