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Dorothy Court Structure Fire

smoke coming from attic vents on exterior of house

​​MCKINLEYVILLE, CA - On Saturday, January 6th at 4:49PM, the Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire on Dorothy Court in McKinleyville. All three of Arcata Fire District’s engines and a duty officer responded to the scene. The engine out of McKinleyville’s station was first on scene and reported a single-story, single-family dwelling with grey smoke pouring out of the vents of the attic.

The fire started on the exterior of the house and spread to the attic space above. The remainder of the responding units arrived at the scene and controlled the fire in approximately 5 minutes. Two dogs were rescued from the house, and two cats were unaccounted for. Crews remained at the scene to check for hot spots until the fire was fully extinguished.

Arcata Fire District would like to encourage collaboration with your neighbors when it comes to emergency response. If you see a potential emergency, call 911. Early 911 notification leads to a quicker response of emergency and fire personnel. 

The Arcata Fire District would like to thank Samoa-Peninsula Fire and Fieldbrook Fire for providing station coverage during the incident. 

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