Bechelli Lane was closed for a while Monday night while Redding Fire Department battled a fire in a strip mall. Firefighters were called a little before 8 O’clock for a smoke check. It turned out to be an attic fire above Kimberly’s Dog Grooming at 2672 Bechelli. The fire was contained in about 20 minutes. It caused heavy damage to an air conditioning unit, and smoke and water damage affected neighboring businesses Elite Barre Fitness Studio and CTZ-4-Taxes. The value of the damage is estimated at $100,000 to the building and $40,000 worth of contents.
Locust Street in Cottonwood was closed due to a fire Monday afternoon. It started shortly before 5 O’clock near Turbo Drive and Locust. Crews contained the fire to about 2 acres of dry grass, Oak trees and brush.