The fire started along the Comanche Creek Greenway and bike path near East Park Avenue about 3:15 Wednesday afternoon. Chico Fire and Police responded to the area. Firefighters quickly contained the fire to about a forth of an acre. According to the Chico Police Department, officers and fire personnel determined that the fire originated from a small encampment along the creek. Officers searched the area for those responsible for staring the blaze.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chico Police Department 897-4900.