Monday, August 31, 2020

Cars Destroyed in Eureka Garage Fire

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 2:53 PM

click to enlarge The scene of the fire. - HBF
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Humboldt Bay Fire responded this morning to a fire on the 200 block of Long Street in Eureka that destroyed two cars and caused about $130,000 in damage.

“Due to a quick response, crews obtained fire control within 20 minutes,” the news release states. “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 cause is currently under investigation, the release states.

Read the full HBF release below:
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. 
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