Investigators Say Human Caused Fire Burns About An Acre On Wednesday Afternoon

A vegetation fire broke out in the area between Hartnell Avenue and Lowden Lane up the hill from Round Table Pizza and the Showboat Lounge at around 4 O’clock Wednesday afternoon. Redding Fire Department called for a second alarm, bringing all the city’s resources, but many of those resources were quickly released. The fire was contained one-and-a-quarter acre. Firefighters spent about 2-and-a-half hours mopping up. The fire was human caused, but the specific cause has not been determined.