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FORTUNA - CALFIRE is working diligently to prepare for this year's fire season.

As summer quickly approaches, the threat of fire increases.

Battalion Chief of Training, John Lentz, explained the vigorous five months of training CAL-firefighters go through.

This includes a barrage of drills, and practice rescues, all in case of an emergency.

“You know we’ve already...

Post date: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:55

Southern Humboldt - Two riders of a special construction motorcycle are in the hospital after a major injury accident in Southern Humboldt.

Saturday afternoon, just after 4:30, California Highway Patrol Officers responded to Highway 101 just north of Richardson Grove. For unknown reasons, the male victim steering the motorcycle lost control and crashed into an embankment. He and his...

Post date: Sun, 06/12/2016 - 19:06

NORTH COAST -  Fifty people are dead and over fifty more injured after a mass shooting in Florida. A picnic, part of a celebration of June as Pride Month, carries on in the light of the Florida incident. Members of PFLAG or Parents, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays weigh in on the mass killings. Two motorcycle riders sustain major injuries after a crash near Richardson Grove. Caltrans unveils a...

Post date: Sun, 06/12/2016 - 18:49

HAPPY CAMP - The Pony Fire burning 15-miles southwest of Happy Camp is continuing to challenge firefighters.

It was started from lightning last Monday morning. High temperatures and stronger winds kept the large blaze moving. It has now burned nearly 1700-acres and is 20% contained. Almost 900-firefighters are on scene.

For the safety of emergency personnel and the public, forest...

Post date: Sun, 06/12/2016 - 09:11

A man is behind bars after stabbing a guy in McKinleyville, causing serious injuries. Two Humboldt men were arrested in Lake County after hundreds of marijuana plants, and a loaded gun were found. Donors came to the Arcata Fire Station to participate in the Battle of the Badges blood drive. Youth explored their creativity during Family Arts Day in Eureka. Watch the video for more.

 

Post date: Sat, 06/11/2016 - 18:56

EUREKA - A strike by 9-1-1 employees of AT&T was averted Friday after contracts expired this past April. Talks began in January but no progress had been made. Friday that changed.

Technicians had been picketing in front of the AT&T building near Wabash and E Streets. They complained that the utility had a plan to contract out 911 jobs and not offer the same benefits and that the...

Post date: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 23:03

SAMOA - Emergency personnel responded to a vegetation fire Friday in Samoa.

Just after 1:30, Samoa Peninsula Volunteer Fire personnel were called to a wind driven blaze near Vance Avenue. Arcata Fire and Humboldt Bay Fire also joined in suppression efforts. Firefighters were able to keep the flames to a 100 x 100 foot area.

Often times wind can really cause problems. Friday the...

Post date: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 22:40

HAPPY CAMP - An update to the Pony Fire we told you about Thursday burning 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp.

It started from lightning the morning of June 9. Six Rivers National Forest sent local personnel and equipment to help fight the wildfire. Dry fuels and steep terrain have increased the acreage from 600 to almost 900-acres overnight. Nearly 200-additional firefighters have joined...

Post date: Fri, 06/10/2016 - 22:25