Fire Damages Three Houses In East Redding

A little bit of wind was enough to push a fire through multiple backyards in East Redding Tuesday afternoon. Major damage was reported at three houses and an outbuilding on School Street near Linda Lane. The fires prompted an extended closure of several roads and electricity was shut off in the area, affecting some nearby traffic signals. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, though several residents say they heard loud booming explosions. The value of all the damage has not yet been assessed. Nobody was injured.