Fire Shuts Down I-5, Likely to Remain Closed Over Weekend

By Pacey on September 7, 2018
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A Shasta County wildfire that shut down a long stretch of a major highway continues to surge into wilderness areas.

The Delta Fire that had erupted Wednesday has now burned more than 34 sq miles of timber and brush and prompted evacuation orders for homes in and around Shasta-Trinity National Forest below the Oregon state line.

Authorities are saying that their main priority is to open up I-5 as soon as possible, but as of late, it is looking like it will stay shut down over the weekend.

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