On Monday, August 31 at 9:16 a.m., Humboldt Bay Fire was dispatched to report of a structure fire originating from a detached garage on the 200 block of Long Street in Eureka. Crews responded to the scene and found heavy smoke showing from a garage unit and shed accessed through an alleyway.
The first engine on scene initiated fire attack while the following engine set up a water supply from the fire hydrant down the street. Due to a quick response, crews obtained fire control within 20 minutes. Damage to the shed and garage including two vehicles inside is estimated to be around $130,000. However, all surrounding structures were saved and no one was injured.
The incident was terminated at 10:50 a.m., however, crews will remain on scene until approximately 11:50 a.m. to wrap up and perform an initial investigation.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Humboldt Bay Fire would like to remind the public to install and regularly test fire/smoke alarms in your garage as well as your home. If you see or smell smoke, or hear an alarm, call us at 9-1-1 and get out quickly.