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Fire burns on Highway 99 at Eaton Road

Firefighters were putting out a fire on Highway 99 at the north end of Chico.

Posted: May 8, 2021 4:12 PM
Updated: May 8, 2021 5:22 PM

Update 5:21 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Highway 99 has reopened in both directions.

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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.

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Sunshine and around average high temperatures are on the way for your Tuesday. Dangerous heat is ahead from Wednesday through this weekend. We'll also be staying dry through your extended forecast.
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