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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

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Redding Motorcyclist Arrested Following Fiery DUI Crash

On Friday, August 26, 2011, at 7:07 p.m., the Redding Police Department received multiple reports of a traffic collision with vehicles on fire on Twin View Boulevard at the I-5 freeway overcrossing. Redding PD officers, CHP officers, and the Redding… Continue Reading

Registration Opens for Redding Youth Triathlon, Prep Camp

What: Caldwell Youth Triathlon and Triathalon Prep Camp When: Triathalon is Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m. Where: Redding Aquatic Center, 44 Quartz Hill,Redding, CA 96003 Cost: For prep-camp participants, $20. Otherwise, registration by Monday (Aug. 15), $25; by Sept. 13,… Continue Reading

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Tuesday Funny: Fire! Fire! Beavis to the Rescue!

At tonight’s Redding City Council meeting, Councilman Patrick Jones is expected to suggest that volunteers should staff the city’s recently closed Station 2 — former home of trained, paid firefighters. Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the… Continue Reading

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Lean Fire Department Leaves Thin Margin for Error

In the firefighting profession, time is everything.

The loss of a minute on a call could mean the difference between a home being damaged or completely destroyed. Time can translate to a person being rescued or mortally trapped.

So when Redding Fire Chief Kevin Kreitman points to a map … Continue Reading