Fast-Growing Delta Fire Spreads to 5,000 Acres and Forces Evacuations in Northern California In Pictures and Videos

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A new fast-moving in Nothern California erupted on Wednesday quickly spread to 5,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of residents.

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A horrible exploded in forest land in Northern California on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of dozens of homes and the closure of a stretch of an interstate highway near where a deadly blaze broke out in July, Reuters reports.

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Source: Andy Wardinski

The Delta Fire was burning in timber and brush in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in a canyon along the Sacramento River. It was near the site of the Carr Fire, which led to eight deaths and destroyed hundreds of homes in the city of Redding and nearby areas.

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Source: Mark Thibideau / Shasta-Trinity National Forest

The latest fire spread to 2,000 acres (809 hectares) by Wednesday evening, forcing the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to evacuate residents along a stretch of Interstate 5 north of the town of Lakehead to the Siskiyou County line, according to the government tracking website Inciweb.

“It’s not in the middle of a town, but there are some rural residences” in the area, Shasta-Trinity National Forest spokeswoman Carol Underhill said.

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Source: Lisa Hardin

The Delta Fire was burning on both sides of Interstate 5, which has made it more difficult to control the flames, Underhill said. The highway has been closed in both directions in that area.

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Source: Phillip Jones

Photos posted online by the U.S. Forest Service showed bright orange flames in a forest just beyond a truck on a highway, and broad columns of white smoke rising above forests.

Investigators determined the fire is ‘human’ caused but no additional information was given.


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