Crews extinguish trash-fire turned structure-fire in McKinleyville

  • Source: KRCR-TV ABC 7 & KCVU-TV Fox 20
  • Published: 05/15/2018 03:55 PM

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.


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