Man receives minor burns during shed fire near Redding Safeway
A Redding man was treated for minor burns after a fire consumed a shed and damaged a carport Saturday morning, according to the Redding Fire Department.
The fire caused $3,500 in damage.
It started just before 7:11 a.m. at a home at 2266 California St., less than a quarter of a mile west of the Safeway grocery store on Cypress Avenue and Market Street, Redding Fire Inspector Guido Concello said.
When crews arrived they saw flames coming out of a detached shed next to the residence. They put out the fire in five in an “aggressive” five-minute “attack”, then spent two hours mopping up the area and salvaging what they could, Concello said.
The man was given first aid on site for his burns and released, he said.
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Valued at $3,000, the shed was a complete loss, as was its contents ― estimated at $500, Concello reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.
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