City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE
WITNESSES SOUGHT IN EARLY MORNING ARCATA FIRE
On Sunday, Jan. 28 at about 2:02 a.m., the Arcata Police Department was dispatched alongside the Arcata Fire District to 937 I Street, the location of the Humboldt Machine Works building, for a reported structure fire.
Officers arrived on scene and found smoke coming from the building and noted that the interior fire suppression system was activated.
During the investigation into the cause of the fire, an ignited illegal firework container was located outside of the building. The Arcata Fire District determined the firework to be the cause of the fire.