Hilltop Drive and Interstate 5 Experience Heavy Traffic After 5 Acre Fire

Hilltop Drive is back open Monday afternoon after a 5-acre blaze briefly snarled traffic on surface streets and Interstate 5 in Redding.

Posted: May 28, 2018 4:49 PM

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.

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 64°
Oroville
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 64°
Paradise
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 64°
Chester
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 49°
Red Bluff
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 68°
Willows
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Less hot weather returning
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events