House fires in Ridgewood, Humboldt Hill keep Humboldt Bay firefighters busy this morning | Lost Coast Outpost



Beechwood Drive, Ridgewood. Photos: Humboldt Bay fire.

Humboldt Bay Fire press releases:

At 4:11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2022, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to report a house fire on the 6100 block of Beechwood Drive.


Four engines and a battalion commander responded and headed down the long, narrow driveway to find flames extending through the roof of a two-story house.


The house was already 50% involved in the fire when the teams arrived and began to attack. Fortunately, the two occupants of the house had already gone out with one of their dogs. Unfortunately, the other dog failed to get out of the house and eventually perished in the fire.


After all, crews spent approximately two and a half hours at the scene extinguishing the fire and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Our hearts go out to the family who lost their dog. The house was a total loss with damage estimated at $350,000. The services of the American Red Cross were offered to the family to help them find temporary accommodation.


After an investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be accidental due to smoking materials left too close to combustible materials.


Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank PG&E, City Ambulance of Eureka and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance at the scene. We would also like to remind the public that if you have a fire in your home, no matter how small, call 9-1-1 immediately – don’t delay.

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Skyline Drive, on Humboldt Hill.

At 9:31 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2022, Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to report large amounts of smoke billowing from an attached garage with no response from anyone inside.


Humboldt Bay Fire responded with three engines, a ladder truck and two chief officers and declared a fire. The first team entered the house to search for residents and contain the garage fire. Next, crews used a K-12 rescue saw to enter the garage through the electric garage door which was inoperative due to fire damage to the interior. Once inside, crews were able to put out the fire before it spread inside the house.


No civilians or firefighters were injured as a result of this fire, and fire damage to the garage as well as smoke damage to the house is estimated at $25,000.


An investigation into the fire determined that it started in the garage as a result of uncooled fireplace ashes being stored in a paper bag near combustibles.


Humboldt Bay Fire would like to thank HBF Fire Support for on-site traffic control.


Humboldt Bay Fire also wishes to remind the public to soak ashes in water in metal containers outdoors and away from combustibles for several days until completely cool to the touch before disposing of them. to throw.

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