Fire fighters continue to investigate Eureka blaze
EUREKA- The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of the two-story structure that went up in flames Wednesday in Eureka.
Humboldt Bay Fire officials told us as of Thursday morning, they still don’t know what exactly caused the blaze.
"Right now the official status is undetermined. They spent quite a bit of time yesterday digging through and damage trying to find the cause of it and everything. But one thing they can say for sure is it wasn’t a suspicious fire but there is definitely some things they want to look at before they make an official determination of what it is,” said Battalion Chief Bill Reynolds.
This was the scene just before 1 p.m. on the 1000 block of 4th Street. When fire fighters arrived on scene smoke and flames were visible from the street. For some time authorities had part of 4th Street blocked while crews battled the blaze.
Fire investigators believe the fire started in the attic. No one was injured, and everyone inside the structure was evacuated. It took about 26 fire personnel, five engines, and two ladder trucks to control the incident. Fire officials estimated about $80,000 in damages.