Wildfire that closed California interstate explodes in size

A fire rages as motorists travel on Interstate 5 near Lake Shasta Calif. Wednesday Sept. 5 2018

The blaze that shut down 45 miles (72 kilometers) of Interstate 5 in California on Wednesday was still burning out of control in the rural area, said Denise Yergenson, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.

A wildfire erupted 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, officials said.

The 45-mile (72-kilometer) stretch of highway near the state line with OR has been closed since a fire Wednesday turned hills both sides of the roadway into walls of flame.

The Boot Fire began Tuesday in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

More than 1,500 people have been deployed to combat the fire, which was expected to push further north in the next 24 hours, authorities said.

Now the state's focus is on two large wildfires in northern California.

Several vehicles have been destroyed on I-5, including at least two large trucks.

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. Over the last five years, the agency has spent an average of $156 million during those months.

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"I've been evacuated for fires myself", the hot-shot firefighter said.

The Legislature budgets for firefighting costs based on historical averages. They later revised the affected streets to those along I-5 from Exit 707 to Exit 714. It was moving rapidly but was still far from any large towns.

The fire has transitioned to the USFS Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The Boot Fire near Walker and Bridgeport has burned 6,706 acres and reached 3 percent containment as of Thursday morning, reported the U.S. Forest Service.

People should also make arrangements for their pets to be safe, he said.

Officials said the blaze was human-caused but didn't indicate whether it was arson or an accident. Two were turned into twisted piles of melted metal. Interstate 5 usually swarms with trucks and traffic as it winds its way through California. Truckers, firefighters and others aided more drivers.

Cal Fire spokesman Brandon Vacarro said about 280 homes were considered threatened by the fire and that at least one outbuilding and two mixed-use commercial and residential structures had been damaged.

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

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