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EUREKA - A fire erupted in a Eureka home, and investigators believe it was caused by a dryer.

Our cameras captured Humboldt Bay Fire engines arriving on scene of a fully-involved structure fire at a residence on the 500 block of West Del Norte Street.

Crews immediately began laying lines and checking for occupants.

No one was home at the time and a Rottweiler was found...

Post date: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:09

ARCATA - A father and son escaped a fire in their home only to be trapped in the backyard by flames.

The fire ignited at 7:45 Friday morning on the 2200 block of Baldwin Street. The male resident attempted to put it out then fled with his son to the backyard and climbed a fence into a neighboring yard.

The occupants were evaluated on scene and one was treated for moderate...

Post date: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:03

Pacific Southwest Region invites public to help identify priority trail maintenance work

EUREKA, California, March 24, 2017 

The Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) is inviting the public to help identify trails that will be part of a U.S. Forest Service effort with partners and volunteers to increase the pace of trail maintenance.

Nationwide, the Forest Service will...

Post date: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:54

The names of the driver and victim in Thursday's fatal crash on Highway 101 near Westhaven have been released, and DUI has been determined to be a factor.

26-year-old Victor Herrera of McKinleyville was driving a Chevy Silverado northbound on Highway 101 when he lost control going off the roadway and down an embankment, colliding into a tree.

The passenger, 25-year-old Glen A....

Post date: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:34

EUREKA - The Humboldt County Elections Office has released more numbers for the recent McKinleyville Community Services District open board seat election.

Although the supervisors still have to certify the results, Mary Burke has won the seat with nearly 72% of the vote. The next closest candidate was David Coelho who garnered 13%.

Burke has a master’s degree from HSU in...

Post date: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:35