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Acres Burned: 1,509
Cause: Lightning
Date Started: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Percent Contained: 45%
 

Current fire situation: Crews used favorable conditions overnight to hold and improve existing containment lines, including using firing operations, handline construction, and dozers. These lines held overnight, but could still be tested by wind and embers as...

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - The Saddle Fire continues to draw attention after its lightning activated start this past Tuesday.

Already, the huge wildfire has burned nearly 1500 acres. 885-crew members are battling the blaze with 5-helicopters, 2-air tankers, 15-water tenders, and 18-buldozers.

One firefighter sustained a burn and another, a cut from a saw. Both were minor injuries....

RIO DELL - A fundraiser to help burn victims that started back in 1973 in Sacramento is alive and well in Rio Dell.

It’s called “Fill the Boot” and the Rio Del Volunteer Fire Department holds it annually. This year they were in front of CC’s Market to raise money for burn survivors and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research. They’ve been doing the fundraiser for ten years...

Two felons are behind bars after alleged narcotics sales in Southern Humboldt. Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle the Saddle fire that's nearly 1,500 acres. Crescent City hopes to hire 12th officer to patrol local schools. Fill the Boot Fundraiser underway in Rio Dell. Nearly 400 roses go on display at Redwood Acres. Community members hit Fortuna for some art and wine in the park. ...

GARBERVILLE - A Southern Humboldt man and woman were arrested after law enforcement found alleged drugs for sales and warrant violations. Taken into custody were 34-year old Shaun Stringfellow and 46-year old Heidi Durtsche both known to law enforcement from previous drug arrests.

Just after 10 Sunday morning, sheriff’s deputies responding to complaints for criminal camping and dumping...

The Saddle Fire expands to over 1,000 acres . City of Arcata provides free oil drain containers to residents. Dozens of one-of-a-kind cars go on display at Woodley Island. Community members lend a helping hand at Trinidad State Beach. Kids learn how to be artists at Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka. 

Eureka - Impending budget cuts will be closing one fire station and a second will be closed intermittently.

Humboldt Bay Fire Officials say station #4, located at 1016 Myrtle Avenue will be closed and un-staffed beginning July 1. This will continue throughout the year depending on daily staffing levels. Signs will be placed on the exterior message board in front of the station and on...

REDWAY - Law enforcement was called to the Redway Post Office after a gun was placed in a mail drop box.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3400 block of Redwood Drive.. An employee reported an unknown suspect placed an unloaded 9mm handgun in poor condition in the mail depository. After a check, authorities say the weapon was not reported stolen and was not registered.

It is...