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Human Caused Fire Burns at Keswick Dam Road & Lake Blvd: RFD

Redding firefighters quickly extinguished an early Thursday morning fire located near a homeless camp in the area of Keswick Dam Road and Lake Boulevard.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018 5:11 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding firefighters quickly extinguished an early Thursday morning fire located near a homeless camp in the area of Keswick Dam Road and Lake Boulevard.


According to the Redding Fire Department, crews got a call just after 2:30 a.m. about a small fire burning in an open field.


It took only 2 minutes for firefighters to put out the flames and determined that the fire was human-caused.


Firefighters at the scene noticed the flames were adjacent to a well-traveled walking path in an established transient camp, officials said.


The fire was about ¼ acre in size, 12 personnel and four engines were used, officials said.

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