Butte County Cal-Fire responded to a house fire today near Magalia after a homeowner left hot ashes unattended on the side of his home. Fire crews arrived at the home on the nine-thousand block of the Skyway around 10:30am, where light smoke was coming from the attic.
The blaze caused about five-thousand dollars damage to the ceiling and roof.
Investigators think wind could have rekindled the ashes causing the blaze. Two people lived n the home, but will have to relocate until the damage is repaired.
This is the third house fire so far this week in Butte County.