Sep 3, 2014 6:34 PM by News Staff
A vegetation fire that broke out around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday has spread to nearly 5-acres and continues to disrupt traffic on Highway 273 just east of Win River Casino.
At this time northbound lanes of Highway 273 are closed between Canyon Road and Girvan Road. In addition to the road closures, all railroad service through the area has been delayed as fire crews have had to place equipment on and around the tracks.
According to the Redding Fire Department the blaze jumped Highway 273 and is now burning on both sides of the road.
The fire knocked out power for at least 6,400 customers in Shasta County, but PG&E crews were able to restore service to all but 107 customers in Anderson. Service is expected to be fully restored by 7:45 p.m.
Stay with Action News Now for updates on this developing story.