Redding fire crews were busy Sunday night battling a fire that broke out in some dry grass and brush in a field behind homes on Valley Brook Drive and Ridge Road.
The fire came within feet of several homes in the area.
The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m. and was contained at 7:50 p.m.
No homes were damaged and no one was hurt.
Fire officials on scene said an area in the fire's path had been cleared of dry brush and that defensible space helped stop the fire from spreading further.
How the blaze started is under investigation.