Update: Willis Street remains closed by water main leaks

POSTED: 9:11 PM Aug 11 2013   UPDATED: 9:27 AM Aug 12 2013
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REDDING, Calif. -

Willis Street remained closed in Redding Monday morning after a string of water main leaks.

Placer Street was also closed overnight and reopened Monday around 4 a.m.

It started Sunday at 4:40 p.m. when Redding firefighters responded to the 2100 block of Placer Street after reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof of a building.

Redding firefighters said the blaze started on the outside of the home and quickly spread to the attic.

Police shut down Placer Street to give firefighters room to work.

After the fire broke out several water main breaks were reported.

The first break was reported on Willis Street and several others were reported along Placer.

Placer Street was closed from Magnolia to West Streets through the night as crews worked to repair the problems. 

Willis Street was closed from Gold Street to  Placer Street.