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Firefighters extinguish homeless encampment fire in south Willows

The Willows Fire Department contained a fire in a homeless encampment in south Willows Monday afternoon.

Posted: Feb 4, 2020 6:57 AM
Updated: Feb 4, 2020 7:18 AM

WILLOWS, Calif. - The Willows Fire Department contained a fire in a homeless encampment in south Willows Monday afternoon.

The quarter of an acre fire broke out just before 4 p.m. in the area of Fern and South Tehama streets.

When firefighters arrived they noticed black smoke and heavy fire conditions in the encampment.

They say dry bamboo, north winds, assorted clothing, tents and other miscellaneous items fueled the fire.

A second alarm was made in addition to aid from the Kanawha Fire Department, Glenn County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol.

The fire burned vegetation along three small buildings.

Action News Now is working to find out what caused that fire.

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