Flames burn through Diamond Mill in Red Bluff

A fire burned Thursday through the Diamond Mill in Red Bluff.

Posted: Jun 18, 2020 7:26 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2020 7:31 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - A fire burned Thursday, June 18 through the Old Diamond Mill in Red Bluff.

Firefighters got a call around 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon for a structure fire. Cal Fire says when firefighters arrived on scene, they saw that 50% of the building was already engulfed.

The wind made it difficult for firefighters to battle the fire as it wind produced some timber casts, Cal Fire said, which caught the surrounding vegetation on fire.

The vegetation fire burned about six acres, but fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

Firefighters then shifted their attention to the Diamond Mill building.

Cal Fire says nobody was inside at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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