Yurok State of Emergency: Arson Suspected in Tully Fire on Reservation
The Yurok Tribe has declared a state of emergency in a 500-acre fire that has torched at least one home, with arson as the suspected cause.
As of 6:30 a.m. on August 26 the blaze had destroyed two structures and threatened 40 on the reservation, according to the state agency CalFire.
Besides causing several evacuations, the fire burned power poles and lines, which cut power to many residents, the Yurok Tribal Council said in declaring the emergency on August 24. Residents described fleeing the fire, and not knowing what they would return to, reported KRCRTV News, an ABC affiliate.