Vegetation fire destroys 2.3 acres in Manila

Manila, Ca., (KIEM) A vegetation fire ignited in an area of Carlson Road in Manila, Thursday afternoon.

Around 5:30 PM Initial 911 calls reported a large smoke column and possible structures threatened by the approaching fire.

Fire officials contained the fire and remained on scene for at least five hours until a control line was completely around the flames. 

Arcata Fire District wants to remind everyone to provide defensible space around their homes having at least 100 feet of space between your home and the wildland.

The fire district says although Humboldt has been getting wet weather, the fire potential is still high.

Units from Arcata Fire District, Humboldt Bay Fire, Samoa Peninsula Fire District and Calfire contributed to the successful outcome of this incident. 

No structures that were threatened were damaged and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.