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Lawnmower Causes 20 Acre Wildfire Near Hwy 44

Firefighters Contain Fire Near Redding Airport at 20 Acres

A fast moving wildfire burned 20 acres near the Redding Airport Saturday morning, before firefighters were able to contain it.

Posted: Jun. 23, 2018 11:40 AM
Updated: Jun. 25, 2018 7:51 AM

REDDING, Calif. - A fast moving wildfire burned 20 acres near the Redding Airport Saturday morning, before firefighters were able to contain it.

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Action News Now reporter Spencer Joseph was at the scene, and he said the fire was alongside Highway 44 and Oregon Trail.

Traffic was impacted by the firefighting efforts, and smoke caused some difficulties for motorists who were passing by the scene.

The fire was caused by the operation of a lawnmower, said Redding Fire Chief Gerry Gray.

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