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UPDATE: Two roadside spot fires near Highway 273 south of Redding

Redding Record Searchlight logo Redding Record Searchlight 6/30/2022 Damon Arthur, Redding Record Searchlight

Update 1 p.m.

Crews at the scene of fires off Highway 273 south of Redding reported two "roadside" spot fires in the area of Eastside and River Ranch Roads. Crews expected to continue to work on the fire for another hour.

Several engine crews that had been sent to the fires were released. 

Original story

Fire crews are reportedly fighting at least three grass and brush fires off Highway 273 south of Redding.

The fires were first reported about 12:30 in the area of Eastside and River Ranch roads near Highway 273. There was no size estimate provided from crews at the fires, according to emergency scanner reports.

Fire officials said they received reports that a truck was possibly dragging a "lift gate" that started one or more fires. Another report said witnesses told officials a person was seen running from the area of the fires.

 Damon Arthur is the Record Searchlight’s resources and environment reporter. He is part of a team of journalists who investigate wrongdoing and find the unheard voices to tell the stories of the North State. He welcomes story tips at 530-338-8834 by email at damon.arthur@redding.com and on Twitter at @damonarthur_RS. Help local journalism thrive by subscribing today!

This article originally appeared on Redding Record Searchlight: UPDATE: Two roadside spot fires near Highway 273 south of Redding

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