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Two-alarm fire burns five acres in North Redding

By Colin Steiner, csteiner@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jul 06 2014 09:46:20 PM CDT
Fire scorches five acres off Miracle Mile
REDDING, Calif. -

A second-alarm vegetation fire fueled by hot and dry conditions quickly grew to five acres in north Redding Sunday evening before crews were able to get a handle on it.

The blaze was reported around 5:20 p.m. in dry grass and brush between North Market Street and Hilltop Drive.

Flames scorched the top of a hill to the east of Miracle Mile but was held in check by crews from the Redding Fire Department and CAL FIRE.

Forward progress was reportedly stopped a little after 6:00 p.m.

There were no reports of structures being threatened and a cause of the fire has yet to be released.

Firefighters are expected to be on scene for hours mopping up.