REDDING, Calif. - Hilltop Drive is back open Monday afternoon after a 5-acre blaze briefly snarled traffic on surface streets and Interstate 5 in Redding.
The Redding Fire Department closed Hilltop Drive at about 3 p.m. and reopened it 30 minutes later.
Firefighters quickly stopped forward progress of the fire, that at one point was threatening nearby apartments.
Southbound Interstate 5 had one lane closed for a moment but has since reopened.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.