Firefighters quickly put out a small vegetation fire in north Redding on Friday afternoon that authorities said was human-caused.
The blaze, which was less than an acre, was reported around 1:40 p.m. on George Drive west of Interstate 5.
There were no injuries and no buildings were damaged, the Redding Fire Department said.
Anyone with information about the blaze is asked to call the fire department at 530-225-4141.
Patriot Tour makes stop in Redding with flag that's traveling the nation
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2022
A procession of Harley-Davidson motorcycles rumbled under the giant U.S. flag on Bechelli Lane on Friday morning as part of the Patriot Tour.
Members of the Chico Harley Owners Group delivered the U.S. flag that's passing through all 50 states to honor all of the U.S. military, veterans and their families.
"The tour spans 15,000 miles and takes 115 days to complete. The flag is traditionally transported on the back of a motorcycle," the Nation of Patriots website says.
About 20 Harley motorcycles arrived for the transfer that included Redding and Chico HOG members. Redding members had met up with the Chico group before heading into Redding.
Redding HOG members took possession of the flag and they'll stop by the Redding Veterans Home on Saturday morning before doing a hand-off in Jackson County, Oregon.
Chico's Don Ferguson presented the flag to Redding's Valerie Sell in a ceremony that included the Pledge of Allegiance under the Bechelli banner.
The giant American flag that's flown next to Interstate 5 by the Enterprise Lions Club in Redding had been at half-staff through Thursday in honor of congresswoman Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., who was killed Wednesday in a car crash.
— Mike Chapman
Shasta County Public Health warns residents about scam phone calls
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022
Shasta County is warning residents to be aware of recent scams and fraudulent activities by individuals posing as public health officials.
The Health and Human Services Agency has received tips from the public of scam phone calls and Facebook posts.
"The phone scammers say they are calling from Shasta County Public Health and request information on vaccination status. The Facebook scammer claimed to be an agent of Shasta County Public Health and requested money so that it can receive a large grant," a county news release said.
Public Health officials will contact people who have been exposed to certain infectious diseases and may request health information related to them, but they will never solicit money from the public or ask for personal information, such as Social Security number or bank account information, the news release said.
For more information on how to avoid scams, go to the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice website at consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-avoid-scam.
Visit Report Fraud site at reportfraud.ftc.gov to report a scam.
— David Benda
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