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Redding fire crews quickly extinguish house fire

Fire crews quickly knocked down a fire that broke out from the back of a home around noon on Friday.

Posted: Jan 10, 2020 1:41 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2020 4:32 PM

REDDING, Calif. - Flames broke out from the backside of a home in Redding on Friday.

The Redding Fire Department arrived at the 1700 block of Railroad and Henry Avenue around noon. Crews cut a hole on the roof to let the smoke come out from the one-story home.

However, crews were able to knock down the fire within 15 minutes.

One person was living in the home but evacuated safely. The home is partially burned, at this time the estimated cost of damage has not been determined.

Fire crews remained on scene for two hours performing cleanup and investigating the fire.

No injuries have been reported. Fire crews determined the cause of the fire to be from improperly discarded smoking materials.

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We were frying on Friday around northern California and the extreme heat will continue through Father's Day. Please stay cool in this hot weather and be cautious due to our increased fire danger through the weekend.
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