SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif — A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.
The blaze in California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest was burning out of control Saturday with crews scrambling to prevent it from reaching mountain communities.
The fire has chewed through 58 square miles (150 square kilometers) of timber since Wednesday.
Authorities said Friday that a 45-mile (72-kilometer) section of Interstate 5 would remain closed at least until Sunday.
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