Update 5:21 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Highway 99 has reopened in both directions.
CHICO, Calif. - A fire erupted on Highway 99 near Eaton Road on Sunday shortly after 3:00 p.m. Currently both north and southbound traffic has been blocked and diverted to Eaton Road.
The fire started in the center divider among the oleander bushes. The fire spread the the area between the northbound Eaton Road on-ramp, burning grasses.