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The garage fire off of Mesa and Placer Streets on Friday afternoon was caused by spontaneous combustion from discarded rags, according to the Redding Fire Department.

Posted: Jun. 15, 2018 4:13 PM
Updated: Jun. 16, 2018 10:44 AM

REDDING, Calif. - The garage fire off of Mesa and Placer Streets on Friday afternoon was caused by spontaneous combustion from discarded rags, according to the Redding Fire Department.

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Spontaneous combustion, better known as the ignition of organic matter, was blamed for damaging the workshop which was a converted garage, used in a painting business.



REDDING, Calif.
—Redding firefighters are looking into what may have caused a fire that destroyed a garage just after noon Friday.

The fire happened on Mesa Street just off Placer Street.

Neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion just before the fire broke out.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found a detached garage fully engulfed in flames.

Chief Firefighter Gerry Gray said, “We did call a second alarm which is all available fire units, on duty fire units from the city of Redding. So it's a heavy commitment for us, but our firefighters knocked this fire down in a very quick amount of time.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Neighbors say that the man who lived in the house was a painter and used the space as a workshop to store materials.

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