Home south of Redding destroyed by fire Sunday

A vacant home near Highway 273 south of Redding was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

While the home, located in the 6900 block of Banigan Road, was unoccupied when the fire broke out, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jake Keown said passing travelers were at the house. inside the house or lived there from time to time recently.

The fire broke out around 3 p.m. and firefighters continued to battle for several hours. Keown said some of the rooms in the roughly 1,200-square-foot old building were boarded up, making it difficult for firefighters to access.

Nolan Adams, who lived in the neighborhood, also said the building was used by transient travelers. He said homeless people broke into the house and were using it to live.

“I think everyone in the neighborhood is happy that it’s gone. This will eliminate all the homeless in this area for the time being,” he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Keown said.

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