Fire crews save homes from wildfire, burn permit restrictions in affect through 2021 fire season

COURTESY: HOOPA FIRE DEPT. (KIEM)

HOOPA VALLEY, Calif. (KIEM)-Hoopa Fire Officials credit a quick response from first responders for saving homes on Cal-Pac Road in Hoopa Valley Tuesday, threatened by wildfire.

The fire started near the Hoopa Modular Plant, one home was impacted by flames, the heat so hot, the windows were blown out.

The fire also threatened a residence filled with children, Hoopa Fire and volunteers, along with the U.S. Forest Service arrived quickly saving the homes in the fires path, no injuries were reported. 

Hoopa Valley Fire Chief Gregory Moon the fire was determined “human caused”, but arson has not been ruled out.

“Although the fire is officially being determined to, human cause, we can’t say that it’s arson, but it is under investigation and there are witnesses, and we are following this investigation very closely.,” he said “The high winds during the day have been a problem. We’ve had fires almost every day, for over seven days.”

All permitted outdoor yard debris, burn barrels and pile burning is now restricted from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, for the remaining 2021 fire season.

Anyone with information connected to the Cal Pac Road fire is asked to call the arson hotline at (530) 625-4366.