The Arcata Fire District (AFD) crews were able to completely extinguish a rubbish fire that got out of hand and spread to a structure in McKinleyville Monday, according to the AFD.
The AFD said fire crews responded to a rubbish fire on Douglas Avenue in McKinleyville after being notified at 10:01 a.m. on May 14 that there was a vegetation fire threatening a nearby structure. Upon arrival, units found access challenging due to a long narrow road and a driveway blocked by multiple vehicles and travel trailers, the AFD said.
On-scene, personnel used one dry chemical extinguisher and a five-gallon water can to hold the fire that had ignited the structure while additional crews made access to the area through a neighbor’s fence, completing a hose lay and completely extinguishing the fire, according to the AFD. The fire burned in a non-hydrant area, and therefore multiple fire engines and additional staffing were required to maintain a constant water flow for firefighters.