Oregon Fires Dump Thick Smoke into Humboldt Air

Satellite image provided by the Eureka branch of the US National Weather Service (Kudos for their excellent coverage and explanation through the weekend.) Smoke from over 7500 acres of Oregon fires poured down from the north yesterday and today. The fires, fanned by gusty winds, and spurred by low humidity are continuing to burn and threaten some structures in their different areas.

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Fire Call from Telegraph Ridge Saturday–Cryptic Description from SHFC

In response to questions from the public about a fire in the Wilder Ridge area yesterday, LoCO was able to reach Doug Bryan of the Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Public Information Team.  While normally very forthcoming and helpful, he was uncharacteristically cryptic in his written answer which came in just after midnight last night.  He wrote, Telegraph Ridge and Cal Fire

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Accident Near Fortuna [Southbound 101 Closed–Detour Through Fortuna–Fatality]

Caltrans traffic cam shows the southbound lane of 101 is empty north of the Hwy 36 intersection at 7 P.M. as vehicles have been detoured to avoid a serious accident –see map below. An accident on Hwy 101 near in Fortuna has traffic apparently routed off the main road temporarially. There should be an officers directing traffic. Details are sketchy but

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PG&E Outage in Eureka Area–Power Was Off for 4100 Residents

According to PGE spokesman, Brittany McKannay, 4100 customers were without electricity from about 9:41 A.M. today. Crews have restored most of the area but currently there are still 430 people without power. According to KGOE’s Facebook page, various media outlets lost power. KGOE, KIEM, KATA espn. They appear to be back on at this time though. Power was apparently off from

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Fire near Miller Creek Rd.

Doug Bryan, a member of the Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Public Information Team  is reporting a fire on Miller Creek Road (the road is north of Briceland.) First reports, he says, are that the fire is about 1/2 acre in size. UPDATE 7:17 A.M.: Bryan added, “Cal Fire and Briceland Fire engines are working to extinguish a 1/2 acre vegetation fire

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