A burning redwood stump on private property neighboring the Arcata Community Forrest. | Photo by Iridian Casarez
A burning redwood stump on private property neighboring the Arcata Community Forrest. | Photo by Iridian Casarez

Fire two miles from HSU

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By | Iridian Casarez and Curran C. Daly

Updated Thursday 3:30

A fire started at 12:24 p.m. on private property 200 feet away from the Arcata Community Forrest. Cal fire responded from Mad River Station, according to Captain Alex Manousous. It was a slow deep seated fire on a redwood stump.

“Right now we are just focusing on extinguishing the fire,” Manousous said. “This was a small fire, typical for the forest.”

There is active logging in the area that was unrelated to the fire. The cause of the fire is still undetermined until further investigation. The fire was less than a 10th of an acre.

Cal Fire helicopters were in the air before Arcata Fire district arrived.

Mike McDowall, City of Arcata’s natural resource technician, came to the scene. He came to determine if the fire was on the City of Arcata’s property and if the Arcata Fire District needed extra help.

 

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Reporter Iridian Casarez  tracked down the fire on private property, two miles east of Humboldt State University.

 

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Updated Thursday 1:45 P.M.

A Cal Fire helicopter is currently dropping water on a fire in the Arcata Community Forest. The fire is about 2 miles east of the Humboldt State University campus. The Lumberjack will continue to update this story as we learn more.

Original Post:

There is a helicopter circling the Arcata community forest amid reports of a fire in the forest. The Lumberjack will provide additional information when it is made available.

 

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