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County officials say chemicals from the fire retardant from a small elevator fire a few weeks ago may have caused Monday’s smoky evacuation of the Humboldt County Courthouse.

 

They say they may have been stirred up, causing the haze seen by people inside Monday morning. Humboldt Bay Fire says it’s a possibility but they’re looking for what caused the burning plastic smell that...

The Corral Complex is 95 percent contained mainly from the past weeks rainfall, high humidity and cooler temperatures. Fire restriction for the Six Rivers National have also been lifted.

 

The wildfire started Aug. 10th from lightning and has burned 12,503 acres. The fire has been burning east of Hoopa and the Hoopa Valley Tribe has been sharing command of the fire because of the...

A Bill that was vetoed by Governor Brown four times has finally made it into law. Bicycle groups are hailing the passage. AB 1371, authored by Assemblyman, Steven Bradford of Gardenia, calls for a 3-foot buffer zone between a car and bicyclist. Advocates of this Bill have been hoping to get it into legislation since 2006. Twenty-two other states have similar bills according to local...

Police caught a residential burglar in the act at a 6th street home early Tuesday morning.

 

Eureka Police Sergeant Steve Watson says 27-year-old Kenneth Amin Mohamed was taken into custody at gunpoint after they negotiated him out of a garage in 1400 block.

 

Watson says they got a call around 9:30 a.m. from a female resident that Mohamed was in her...

A county inmate has been caught after two weeks on the run.

 

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said James F. Cain walked away from his work assignment at a Eureka lumberyard on September 10th.

 

Eureka police responded to a home in the 200 block of Q Street late Monday afternoon after they received a tip he was in the area staying at the back unit...

CRESCENT CITY- A big rig crash shuts down Highway 199 after the rig overturned, spilling lumber across the road. It happened around 8:45AM this morning, just North of Patrick’s Creek.
 
The driver, 63-year old Robert Switzler of Crescent City was driving northbound on Highway 199 at unknown speeds. California Highway Patrol Officers say that he was going through a...

Cal Fire is lifting burning restrictions in Humboldt, Del Norte, and parts of Trinity and Siskiyou Counties beginning today...The agency says it's due to recent rainfall and favorable weather. The suspension lift is for State Responsibility Areas. Even though the...

 

Smoke sent fire crews to the Courthouse today...the second call of its kind in two weeks.
 
Officials say Humboldt Sheriff Deputies noticed a light haze of smoke...they immediately pulled the fire alarm and trucks were on the way. Fire...

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