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Vegetation fire in Red Bluff may have been human-caused

The vegetation fire burned five acres near Montgomery Road and Kimball Road in Red Bluff.

Posted: Nov 8, 2020 5:36 PM
Updated: Nov 9, 2020 11:59 AM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - The Red Bluff Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire on Sunday afternoon.

NBC San Diego Assignment Editor William Feather was driving north of Interstate 5 when he saw the smoke. He got off the freeway and called Action News Now, offering to take some cell phone video at the scene.

Feather spoke with a Red Bluff Fire Department chief at the location of the fire at Montgomery Road near Kimball Road. The chief said the five-acre grass fire spread to a pile of railroad ties and tires.

Initially, a couple of structures were threatened, but firefighters were able to keep the fire away from any buildings.

The fire chief from the Red Bluff Fire Department said CAL FIRE also responded to the scene. The chief said a fire investigating the cause of the fire, believing it to be human-caused.

The chief also told Feather that a person was in the grassy area at the time of the fire. That person, the chief said, was detained by Red Bluff police during the investigation.

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