Surfside Drive Residence Sustains $175K in Damages from Residential Fire

Press release from Humboldt Bay Fire:

Humboldt Bay Fire Department HBF EurekaOn 3/18/2024 @ approximately 03:20 Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a reported house on fire on Surfside Drive in the Humboldt Hill area of Eureka. Humboldt Bay Fire responded with 1 Chief Officer, 3 Fire Engines and 1 Fire Truck for a total of 14 professional fire service personnel.

The first fire crew arrived on scene and reported a fire burning in the home. Units quickly went to work to simultaneously search for trapped occupants, remove smoke from the residence, and extinguish the fire. The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes. It took approximately 2 hours to stabilize the entire incident. After the fire was extinguished Humboldt Bay Fire Department investigators began to determine the cause of the fire, which is still under investigation at this time. PG&E responded and removed the utility hazards.

Total estimated property value saved is $400,000. Damage is estimated at $175,000, and there was no civilian or Firefighter injuries.

Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind everyone that overloading a home with belongings can lead to significant fire danger. This can cause difficulty evacuating in an emergency and if there is a fire it can cause very heavy smoke and flame conditions making an already dangerous problem worse.

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Me
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Me
1 month ago

“…overloading a home…”.
Hoarding.

Dot
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Dot
1 month ago
Reply to  Me

My thought, too…

Carmudgeon43
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Carmudgeon43
1 month ago
Reply to  Dot

It was a mobile home from the looks of it. (Google maps is our friend!)

Martin
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Martin
30 days ago

I guess the homeowners overloaded their home with belongings. Not a good idea, but it was their choice to do so. They paid dearly for that mistake. A little spring cleaning might have prevented the fire. I am just happy that they were not injured or killed in the fire, and all the firefighters are ok.

Tiffany
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Tiffany
30 days ago

I live behind the house, really grateful the firefighters arrived quickly enough to stop it from spreading to any additional houses!!

Joe
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Joe
30 days ago

$575k. for a 60 year old mobile home in eureka?! Sounds about right. We need cheaper housing.

Gosh
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Gosh
30 days ago

There’s no way the contents were worth $400k.
As well, there’s no way a mobile in that park is worth over $125k on a good day. And the good days sailed in 2020 …

Tiffany
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Tiffany
29 days ago
Reply to  Gosh

Pretty sure the 400k estimate includes the homes surrounding the one that was on fire. The 125k is referring to the items inside more so than the home itself, but the home was definitely overloaded with crap. I drove by it before they boarded up the windows and grabbed some pictures and it was definitely a full trailer.