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RFD: Sporting goods store dumpster fire believed to be arson

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Trash fire in Redding

REDDING, Calif. - The DICK’S Sporting Goods store in Redding was evacuated after a fire broke out inside the back storage area Wednesday morning. 

The Redding Fire Department said the fire is believed to have been started by a transient who was in the area before the fire broke out. 

The fire has been extinguished and no injuries were reported.

There was no damage reported to the main part of the store as smoke was contained to the back of the store, firefighters said.

However, there was smoke damage to some of the items in the stock room and the dumpster.

The call came in at about 10:13 a.m. and the sporting goods store reopened shortly after the fire was extinguished.

Fire crews estimate about $2,500 worth of damage to the building and about $5,000 worth of damage to contents. 

Trader Joe’s was not impacted by the fire.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact the Redding Fire Department.

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