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FORTUNA- With all of the fires on the North Coast, Cal Fire Humboldt-Del Norte Unit is staying busier than usual in the field as well as behind the scenes.

The Emergency Command Center Expanded is running a 24-hour operation due to the scale and increasing number of fires in Humboldt County.

"What happens is when a large fire takes off in the unit we need to move that off the...

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:53

Humboldt Bay Fire will be taking to the streets this summer for its yearly inspection of the hundreds of fire hydrants across Eureka. It’s extremely important to test the hydrants for many reasons, the first being for appropriate water pressure. When fighting a fire Chief Ken Woods says, having sufficient water pressure is critical when fighting a fire of any size. Crews with Humboldt Bay Fire...

Post date: Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:38

WILLOW CREEK - A large illegal marijuana grow impacting a tributary of the Trinity River was shut down yesterday in Eastern Humboldt.

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force with assistance from the Sheriff’s Office, Department of Fish and Wildlife along with the State Water Board raided a parcel of property near the 3100-block of Highway 299 in Willow Creek.

No suspects were found...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:59

BROOKINGS- The city of Brookings is in the running for acquiring major funds to create a new program for disaster resiliency

The city is partnering with the state of Oregon on the proposal. Selected communities, who have experienced natural disasters, compete for funds to help them rebuild and increase their resilience to future disasters. The program is a stimulus for those communities...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:39

EUREKA - Law enforcement is looking for suspects after a well-known coffee house in Old Town Eureka was burglarized.

Eureka Police were called to 2nd and F Streets. Law enforcement says sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, a storage shed in a common hallway area at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates was broken into.  Beer, a scale, coffee grinder and...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:29

HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Mother nature is keeping fire fighters busy in the north state. A lightning storm this afternoon has started 53 fires in Eastern and Southern Humboldt. Most of the fires are burning in the Alderpoint-Blocksburg area.

 

The Arcata Fire District and Humboldt Bay Fire has sent wildland fire engines along with personnel to help assist in the fires.

 

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Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:34

Extinguishing a fire is a task that can be overwhelming. Today in Arcata, community members attended a training session on how to properly operate a fire extinguisher. Today's session will help prepare for those challenging moments. Jenny Williamson with Arcata Fire, says a fire extinguishers should only be used during a small home or office fire. Williamson also says, a fire smaller than a...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:24

City of Eureka officials continue their week long process to gather community input before staff moves forward to develop the Waterfront.

For day four of the C Street to F Street Design Charette, GHD architects drew conceptual designs for the waterfront using ideas proposed by local residents.  Twenty rough sketches have been created. Staff will combine those ideas into a final three...

Post date: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:11