Fire fighters investigate 3-alarm blaze

EUREKA- A three alarm fire closed down 4TH Street Wednesday afternoon in Eureka. Smoke and flames could be seen coming from the two-story structure in the 1000 block of 4th Street. 
 
Officials with the Humboldt Bay Fire Department told us the blaze started in the attic. No one was injured, and everyone inside the structure was evacuated. It took about seven crews to knock the blaze out. Humboldt Bay Fire Chief Ken Woods told us he estimates about $80,000 in damages. 
 
“We had out first three engines and a truck on scene all probably within five minutes. Crews went to work immediately forming fire attack inside, we had crews on the roof cutting a hole to vent the fire and crews inside searching. Really a simultaneously coordinated attack, we also had coverage coming in from out of the area. Arcata came in and they handled a ‘not-breathing’ call while we were on this one,” said Chief Woods. 
 
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.