Warming Fire Burns 1/4 Acre Near Mercy

A grass and brush fire broke out Tuesday morning in the canyon to the north side of Mercy Medical Center between Rosalyn Drive and Skyline Drive in the Sonoma Street Neighborhood. Redding Firefighters arrived at around 6:25AM. The fire produced a lot of smoke because it was burning through thick berry bushes, but it was held to about a quarter-acre. It was apparently caused by a homeless man who built a warming fire that got out of his control. He suffered minor burns to his hands and admitted to being responsible for the fire.