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.

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