Vegetation fire burns Highway 99 median

Jun 19, 2015 8:07 PM by News Staff

Chico fire crews are battling a vegetation fire that broke out in the median of Highway 99, just south of the Cohasset Road overpass.

The fire was reported around 4:45 p.m. and slowed traffic Highway 99 in both directions while firefighters used north and southbound lanes to access the flames.

The fire prompted a handful of 911 calls from motorists during the evening commute, and was knocked down by crews quickly.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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