Electrical fire in Myrtletown quickly extinguished

MYRTLETOWN – A Humboldt Bay Fire crew’s quick action prevented an electrical fire from being much worse.
When the first engine arrived on the 2400 block of Frank Street in Myrtletown, crew members saw smoke and flames coming from an electrical box.
Firefighters used a dry powder fire extinguisher to contain the flames rather than water which could have created additional hazards.
The damage was confined to the wall, and the only occupant declined medical treatment. Battalion Chief Chris Emmons said the cause is under investigation but appears to have been sparked by an equipment failure.