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Firefighters contain early morning vegetation fire in Chico

Chico Fire and Rescue crews contained a vegetation fire early Monday morning.

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 5:21 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2021 6:19 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Chico Fire and Rescue crews contained a vegetation fire early Monday morning.

The fire broke out around 5:23 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 near Bidwell Park. Crews said the fire was 10 feet wide by 100 feet long, with burning in debris, refuge, and camping tents.

Firefighters knocked down the fire quickly, however, crews said several explosions occurred within the fire.

No victims were found. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Grab your jacket and and give yourself extra time to get where you're going Friday morning. We have brisk temperatures and areas of dense fog across northern California early today. Sunny skies and warm temperatures are ahead for the rest of your Friday and this weekend. Cooling down with the chance for showers early next week.
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