Fatal Fire North of Eureka


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The fire on Woodland Way. - SUBMITTED
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Humboldt Bay Fire found the body of a dead man at a residential structure fire in the 5100 block of Woodland Way, a rural area off Myrtle Avenue north of Eureka, yesterday afternoon.

According to a press release, the department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at about 2:15 p.m. and responded with three engines, a truck and a battalion chief.

The first unit arrived to find the house fully involved, with fire showing through the roof and requested a second alarm response as Humboldt Bay Fire units began to attack the blaze. The fire posed no threat to nearby woodlands or residences, according to a press release, and fire crews were able to knock it down in about a half an hour.

"While extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered a deceased adult male in a rear bedroom," the press release states, which does not identify the man.

The cause of the fire is unclear, though it "was accidental in nature," according to the release.

Read the full release from Humboldt Bay Fire here.


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