Homeless Camp Fire Ignites Near Chico Train Tracks

Train tracks were shut down in Chico on Monday after a homeless encampment caught fire.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018 2:23 PM
Updated: Nov 5, 2018 2:59 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Train tracks were shut down in Chico on Monday after a homeless encampment caught fire.

At around 12:15 p.m., the Chico Police Department responded to reports of a fire near the tracks at 9th and Ceder streets. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze. After 30-45 minutes, hoses in both directions of the track and 1,000 gallons of water the flames were put out. 

The wind made it harder to extinguish the fire, according to Carlos Munoz of the Chico Fire Department. 

The tracks reopened around 1:30 p.m. Nobody was hurt in the fire. 

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