Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On Tuesday at approximately 12:13 a.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department located two adjacent trash cans on fire near the 600 block of 6th Street. Humboldt Bay Fire Department (HBFD) was requested and the fires were soon extinguished. No damage was done to the exterior of the nearby buildings. The area was checked but no witnesses or suspects were located.

On Sunday at approximately 4:02 a.m. an officer with EPD found a fully engulfed dumpster on fire near the 700 block of 3rd Street. At approximately 4:43 a.m. a small dumpster fire was reported by a citizen near the 100 block of 5th Street. Both locations were searched but no suspects were located.

Since the first of the year EPD and HBFD have responded to four additional fires in the downtown area at appear suspicious. If you have any suspect information please call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060.