May 29, 2016

Another electrical fixture, possible cause of fire

On May 29, at approximately 0930 hrs. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a structure fire at 3800 Little Fairfield Street. The occupants of the building saw and smelled smoke inside and saw smoke coming from the roof on the north corner. The first arriving units found smoke and a small amount of fire at the roof near a sign. The building was evacuated of all tenants. Crews laddered the structure and removed the roofing and ceiling of the exterior overhang and attacked the fire, extinguishing it within 10 minutes of arrival. Crews then removed more of the overhang to ensure that no more of the building was compromised. Bonomini's Market had minor water damage from the extinguishment effort. Salvage covers were placed to minimize any additional damage The fire is under investigation, but appears to have started near the sign electrical fixture and is suspected to be caused by an electrical short.

No injuries were reported.

3 engines 1 truck and 2 chief officers responded to the fire along with1 fire support volunteer and Humboldt County Sheriffs for traffic control.

Arcata Fire Protection District provided 1 engine for coverage of Humboldt Bay's jurisdiction.

Damage is estimated at $2000.

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