Delta Fire 40903 Acres: I-5 to remain closed

Dramatic moment wildfire explodes along a California freeway

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has responded to 4,587 fires that have destroyed 613,710 acres (248,359 hectares), compared with 4,425 fires that destroyed 233,936 acres (94,671 hectares) through the same period in 2017, according to figures from the agency. A temporary flight restriction continues to be in effect over the fire area. Due to the public safety threat posed by the Delta Fire, visitors and tourists will not be granted access through the soft closures to these communities.

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said the fire seems to have slowed, but since it's burning about 15 miles from the city, residents of Dunsmuir should make sure their cars are ready and their belongings are in place.

The Delta Fire was five percent contained after almost doubling in size since Friday to 40,903 acres as 2,374 fire personnel worked to contain the blaze.

CHP Officer said that the only alternative route is adding eight hours onto motorist's trips.

Caltrans said Friday they expect Interstate 5 will remain closed until Sunday, when they will re-assess the situation.

Evacuation shelters are setup at Mount Shasta Community Center, 629 Alder St., Mount Shasta; and Mercy Oaks, 100 Mercy Oaks Dr., Redding.

"We just want to thank our families for allowing us to go", he said.

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Castle Rock Elementary School evacuated six staffers and 18 students and is closed Thursday, while Dunsmuir High School is starting late, but officials said they haven't decided when.

Authorities closed a major highway and issued evacuation orders to areas in the path of the expanding conflagration.

"It's like when you ever go on holiday to Fiji and you're first off out of the plane, and it's super hot, and you get that hot air right in your face.well that's what it's like every single day", he said.

Officials later reported a new closure on Interstate 5 at Riverview Drive in the Lakehead area.

Underhill said the same interagency team handling the Hirz Fire is taking over the firefight. "They handle the most complex incidents".

Map of the Delta Fire showing the perimeter at 1 a.m. PDT September 8, 2018.

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.

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