Arcata Fire District
ARCATA Shortly before 9:30 a.m. today, July 20 Arcata Fire District was dispatched to a commercial structure fire on the 700 block of Ninth Street in Arcata.
At the time of dispatch, Truck 8283 and Engine 8215 were on the East side of the Plaza setting up for training. Battalion Chief Rick Gomes arrived at scene and reported a commercial grease fire that was confined to the cooking appliance in the kitchen.
“The kitchen staff took quick action by calling 911 and using a fire extinguisher to try to extinguish the fire,” stated Battalion Chief Gomes. Firefighters extinguished the fire with the Class K fire extinguisher. The fire was extinguished within three minutes of firefighter arrival.
There was fire damage to the cooking appliance and flue above the cooking appliance, but no other damage to the building has been reported. No injuries were reported.
Arcata Fire District responded with two engines, one truck and two chief officers. Humboldt Bay Fire responded to assist with coverage for the District.