Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 @ 6:25 p.m. / Fire

Early-Morning Blaze at Boarded-Up House Kept Crescent Fire & Rescue, Other Agencies Busy

Douglas Street resident Lonie Firebaugh captured footage of a fully-engulfed home near his house, along with the aftermath.

Multiple agencies and 16-18 firefighters battled a fully-engulfed structure fire at a boarded-up house near Douglas Street and East Hoover Avenue in Crescent City that started at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The house, which is a complete loss, was believed to be abandoned and is now uninhabitable, Crescent City Fire & Rescue Chief Kevin Carey told the Wild Rivers Outpost. The cause remains under investigation and there were no reported injuries, he said in an email at about 5:26 p.m. Tuesday.

Carey said he and his firefighters were first on scene and battled the blaze fo rnearly an hour. Because of the advanced stages of the fire, Carey said he decided to make the efforts defensive only. Crescent City Fire & Rescue got help from Pelican Bay State Prison’s fire department, Fort Dick Volunteer Fire Department and CalFire.

“No residents were found in the area,” he told the Outpost.


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