530 Fire Watch: Cannon Fire in northwest Tehama County 100% contained, Cal Fire says
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Update, 7 p.m. Friday: The 43-acre Cannon Fire is 100% contained, fire officials reported Friday night.
Update, 7 p.m. Thursday: Cal Fire reported the Cannon Fire is 90% contained and remains 43 acres as of Thursday evening.
Update, 7:20 p.m.: Cal Fire reported the Cannon Fire is 43 acres and 75% contained, as of 7:15 p.m.
Original story: Forward progress was stopped on the Cannon Fire burning on a rural piece of private land in northwest Tehama County Wednesday around 5:15 p.m., a fire official said.
Officials said the fire was 30 to 35 acres. It was first reported around 1:35 p.m. near the area of Vestal Road and Pope Drive, about 15 miles west of Red Bluff, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Cal Fire spokesman Kevin Colburn said one person was hospitalized during the fire but no other details were available on their condition. Colburn said there are no structures in the area where the fire is burning on land used by a hunting club.
Colburn said fire officials had "quite a few resources" on the blaze and that crews are going to be out all night mopping up.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.
Jones Valley fire burns home; explosion causes spot fires
Thursday, July 8
Firefighters on Thursday afternoon went to a fire that started at a house and spread to nearby vegetation in the Jones Valley area east of Mountain Gate.
The fire in the 23000 block of Elk Trail East, near Highline Trail, was reported to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection just before 4 p.m. Thursday.
Arriving firefighters said the fire was in the home's attic. Soon after, firefighters said an explosion sent sparks to the vegetation, causing spot fires.
At 5:36 p.m., the incident commander estimated crews would need to mop up for three hours, according to scanner reports.
— Damon Arthur
Investigation continues into recycling building fire in Cottonwood
Monday, July 5
Firefighters on Monday afternoon went to a fire at the Waste Management recycling building at Cambridge Road and West Anderson Drive in Cottonwood.
Firefighters kept the fire from spreading to the vegetation.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection received the call just before 4:30 p.m. Monday. Crews said recycling contents had caught fire and the fire's cause was under investigation.
— Mike Chapman
Overloaded outlet starts house fire
Sunday, July 4
An "overloladed electrical outlet" caused a fire that damaged a home in Redding on Sunday morning.
The fire started at 6:35 a.m. on the back porch of a home in the 1900 block of Kenyon Drive in Redding and spread into the home, according to the Redding Fire Department.
The fire was confined to the rear of the home and damaged more than half of the two-bedroom house, the fire department said. The fire caused more than $225,000 in damage to the building and contents. There were no smoke detectors in the home, officials said.
The one person living in the house was able to safely escape the fire, officials said.
The fire was contained in about 20 minutes, but crews remained at the house for another 2½ hours to mop up, officials said.
— Damon Arthur
Brush fire burns 7 acres northwest of Redding
Sunday, July 4
A grass and brush fire burned about 7 acres near Little Bush Lane, north of the Iron Mountain shooting range north of Keswick.
The fire, which broke out shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, did not threaten any structures, according to Cheryl Buliavac, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
She said the forward spread of the fire was stopped very quickly, but crews remained on scene to mop up for another three hours.
— Damon Arthur
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