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Arcata Plaza fire memories

Arcata Plaza fire memories

Alex Stillman Historical Sites Society of Arcata ARCATA –  I heard fire engines as I was leaving an Historical Sites Society of Arcata meeting at Kaaren Buffington’s home early in the evening of Nov. 12, 1979. I decided to walk to the Plaza to see what was happening.  The buildings on the corner of 9th

Rubbish fire doused in McKinleyville

Arcata fire District McKINLEYVILLE – Arcata Fire District responded to a rubbish fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville on Monday, May 14.. Crews were notified at 10:01 a.m. of a reported vegetation fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville with threat to nearby structure.  Upon arrival, units found access challenging due to a long narrow road

Tomo restaurant fire forces evacuation of Hotel Arcata

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Hotel Arcata was evacuated this morning, Jan. 27 after a fire broke out in the dining room of Tomo Japanese Restaurant. Shortly before 8:30 a.m., Arcata Fire responded to 708 Ninth St. at the entrance to the restaurant, located on the bottom floor of the three-story hotel. Firefighters could

Nearly 12,000 acres on fire in the hills

Six Rivers National Forest EUREKA, California, August 19, 2017 – The Six Rivers National Forest currently has the Orleans Complex consisting of 19 fires; the Ruth Complex consists of three (3) fires; and the Young Fire on the Gasquet Ranger District in the Siskiyou Wilderness. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. Orleans

Orleans fire now at 5,264 acres

Six Rivers National Forest A continued chance of showers, thunderstorms and lightning remains in the area today. Thunderstorms developed east of the fire area yesterday with little impact to the complex. The Burney Fire has received rain from previous thunderstorms. Crews continued to work to maintain new fires, as well as the 3 new fires

Fire update: 1,565 acres burned as of this morning

Six Rivers National Forest ORLEANS – Last night’s community meeting in Orleans was a success as participants found answers to many questions about the fires and air quality. Community meetings like this help maintain the strong relationships that have been forged between the Six Rivers National Forest and local communities. The Orleans community wanted to

Orleans fire grows to 1,365 acres

Six Rivers National Forest  The Orleans Complex is comprised of 8 lightning-caused fires. Most of the fire activity is occurring on the northern section of the Ukonom Fire with predominately larger fuels being consumed. The fire’s growth has been caused by burning material rolling down steep slopes and causing short runs uphill into heavier fuels.

Mad River Current for Thursday, July 27: Racism acknowledged, lighthouse to be moved

McKMAC to discuss racism Weirdness abounds. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee wasn’t scheduled to discuss racism last night. Rather, it was scheduled to discuss whether to discuss racism at a future meeting. Committee Chair Ben Shepherd didn’t think that the topic of racism fell under the county advisory committee’s purview, but the public disagreed and

Today’s Mad River Current: Lightning warning in the hills! McKinleyville coho nursery moves forward

The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook,” warning of “dangerous cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds, and small hail” up in the mountains this afternoon primarily between Willow Creek and Gasquet. The possibility of lightning continues from this afternoon through at least Wednesday. The concern, obviosly, is that the lightning could spark

Today’s Mad River Current: Pet owners beware of blue-green algae; shooting suspect named; fire update

Avoid contact with blue-green algae From the Department of Health and Human Services: Local Public and Environmental Health officials are warning recreational users of all bodies of fresh water to avoid contact with cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae). The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in cooperation with the Humboldt County Department of

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