Investigators Say Kids Playing With Fire Spark Fire In South Redding

With temperatures well over 100 degrees and huge wildfires raging to the north, Wednesday was not the best timing for kids playing with fire. At around 4:15PM, Redding Fire Department was called to Creekside Street and Mullen Parkway in South Redding, where there’s a small community park and a greenbelt with some dry vegetation. A canal runs along the side of the greenbelt, and that’s where some kids were playing with fire and a flammable liquid. Crews contained the burn to about a half-acre of vegetation and play structures at the park.