After Escaping Fire, 2 Families Get Help From Giving Managers

Hector and Brandy Fernandez and their four children barely escaped a fast-moving fire and resultant explosion with just the clothes on their backs. Next door, Steve and Maria Alvarez and their three children also ran from the inferno, only saving… Continue Reading


Fire Destroys Redding Duplex, Leaving 2 Families Homeless

A fire today caused about $300,000 worth of damage to a LeBrun Lane duplex in Redding, leaving two families homeless but no one injured, Redding Fire Battalion Chief Shane Lauderdale said. Brandy Fernandez was in her kitchen at 1165 LeBrun,… Continue Reading


West Redding Fire Provides Serious Warning

A fast-moving grass fire that swept the hillside between Buenaventura and Starlight boulevards in west Redding on Thursday tested the nerves of homeowners in the area.

Fire crews in trucks were still monitoring the site Friday. The fire, which sent up huge waves of dark smoke, charred the bulk … Continue Reading