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Wildfire in Shasta County burns 15000

Wildfire in Shasta County burns 15000

16 new fires are burning in northern California.

Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Delta Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest this week.

A firefighter sprays down a burned big rig truck that was abandoned along Interstate 5 as the Delta Fire tore through the region in Delta, California on September 5, 2018.

Several structures are under threat, but so far nothing has been damaged or destroyed.

The AP reported that Cal Fire has requested additional funding in seven of the past 10 years. The 140-mile detour on Hgihway 299 to Route 89 is also bumper-to-bumper the entire route due to heavy traffic flow and a traffic incident early today.

Morton said officials will reassess the safety of reopening Interstate 5 on Friday morning. By 6:00 p.m., it had grown to 2,000 acres.

About 45 miles of I-5 were closed in both directions, Losi said. That road will then take you to I-5 in South Redding. No estimated timetable of when all lanes will open. For this fire, determination of who is allowed through the soft closures rests with the Sheriff's office having jurisdiction over the evacuated areas within their respective counties.

The fire was initially reported in the Lakehead area, 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of the state capital Sacramento and at the heart of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest around midday on Wednesday.

The season is about 72 days longer than it was three decades ago, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

'Whatever occurred here was probably pretty ugly for a while'.

The Delta Fire rages out of control tonight two miles north of Lakehead, 40,580 acres in size.

A fast-growing wildfire has spread to 24,000 acres in Northern California and fire crews have not yet been able to get a handle on it, officials said Friday. It had no containment Wednesday evening.

Fire trucks pass the Delta Fire burning in the Shasta Trinity National Forest Calif. on Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. Parked trucks lined more than two miles of Interstate 5 as both directions remained closed to traffic

Almost 300 homes were considered threatened, but the blaze was not burning near any large towns, fire spokesman Brandon Vacarro said.

The highway that runs between Mexico and Canada, and is the main thoroughfare for commercial trucks, is closed for a third day and officials are meeting to assess whether it can reopen. At least two trucks were partially melted.

According to a GoFundMe account, at least one family lost their home in the fire.

"We just want to thank our families for allowing us to go", he said. They quickly grew together, showing extreme fire behavior and a growth rate of up to one miles per hour. Firefighters are working to strengthen and improve a control line on Middle Ridge, which will offer an opportunity to conduct defensive back burning operations and hold the fire from spreading further north along the Interstate 5 corridor.

The fire has residents of nearby Dunsmuir on edge, amid heavy smoke, said Richard Dinjes, executive director of the city's chamber of commerce.

'It isn't a lot of people, ' he said.

Amtrak's Beth K. Toll said in an email that there aren't any alternate routes through the area now available.

I-5 remains closed between Fawndale and Mt. Shasta. Zoom in to see the Delta Fire.

The scale of the Carr and Ferguson fires, blowing eastward across the western United States, is apparent in this photo by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the International Space Station.

"They're the best of the best", she said.

In Siskiyou County, people with special needs, mobility issues or no transportation should call the sheriff's office at 530-841-2900.


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