Redding Fire Crews Extinguish 2 Fires Early Thursday

A fire broke out in heavy winds early Thursday morning near the Redding Rodeo Grounds. Flames could be seen from Highway 44 as some large trees and brush were engulfed in flames at around 3:30AM. Redding Fire Department has contained the fire between Auditorium Drive and Continental Street. The cause is under investigation. Another fire was reported this Thursday morning that was confined to a dumpster next to Lithia Chevrolet on East Cypress.