Cal Fire investigators are looking for assistance to determine the cause of several small fires on SPI property Tuesday evening, March 30.
According to Redding Cal Fire Battalion Chief JT Zulliger, the largest fire was about two acres and the total acreage from about five burning areas was less than five acres. Smoke from the fires caused a stir in Weaverville, as it could clearly be seen from the east end of town.
Access was difficult, since fires were burning in areas first off Ransom Road near the city water tank, then farther over the ridge near Browns Creek Road.
Fire personnel from Weaverville, Douglas City, Lewiston and Junction City assisted, along with Sheriff’s Office and Highway Patrol. A Cal Fire helicopter also assisted.
Zulliger said the fires were contained Tuesday evening but personnel remained on scene Wednesday to mop up and investigate. As of Monday, April 5, the cause had still not been determined.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Cal Fire investigations office at 530-225-2420.