Beach fire takes hours to extinguish
Firefighters worked for nearly two hours to fully extinguish a fire on the beach a few miles south of the Oregon/California border on Tuesday.
According to Fort Dick Fire Department, firefighters responded with Smith River Fire, Cal Fire and Pelican Bay Engine 49 just before 11 a.m. to a large fire on the beach near North Indian Road. The road extends from Hwy 101 towards the ocean near the Lucky 7 Casino.
"The fire was in heavy driftwood and took nearly two hours to fully extinguish.," Fort Dick Fire Department said in a social media posting. "The cause was likely an unattended campfire from the previous day."
The department is reminding the public to extinguish warming fires fully before leaving the beach.