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Charles Ave Structure Fire

Fire trucks at a smoke-engulfed house responding to a fire emergency.
Arcata Fire District engines respond to a two-story house with smoke coming from the upper floor.


​​ARCATA, CA - On Thursday, February 22 at 2:45PM, the Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire on Charles Ave in Arcata. 

Mutual reports came in that smoke was seen coming from the eaves of the home. Three engines and a Chief Officer from Arcata Fire District as well as one engine from Humboldt Bay Fire, Samoa Peninsula Fire District and Blue Lake Fire District each responded.

The first engine from Arcata Fire arrived on scene to find a two-story home with a small fire in the upstairs bedroom. Crews were able to quickly douse the small fire with an extinguisher and began removing smoke and burnt material from the home.

The fire was contained to personal items in the bedroom and was deemed accidental in nature.

We would like to thank our mutual aid partners for their assistance. During the incident Samoa Peninsula Fire District was covering the response area for Arcata Fire.

The Arcata Fire District would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to have functioning smoke alarms on each level of the home and in each bedroom at a minimum.

House with smoke coming from the 2nd story bedroom.


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