Residential Fire Investigation in Weitchpec


Weitchpec, Ca. (KIEM) — Early this morning, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a residential structure fire around 6:15 am on Mitchell road near Weitchpec.

Two individuals were found deceased inside of the residence. Their identities are not being released at this time. Three additional subjects associated with the residence are accounted for, and one of them sustained moderate injuries due to the fire.

Cal Fire, Hoopa Fire Department, Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, the Yurok Tribal Police Department and Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department responded to the emergency, along with a fire crew from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will keep you updated as more details are released.