[UPDATE 8:09 p.m.] Vehicle Fire Spreads Closing I-5 Near Lake Shasta
A hay truck that burst into flames on I-5 just before noon spread to the surrounding vegetation and has closed I-5 about 7 miles north of Redding near Shasta Lake. The fire is approximately 20 acres as of 1:50 p.m., according to a tweet by Shasta Trinity National Forest.
There is no estimated time of reopening.
Here are the latest tweets about the incident:
UPDATE 8:09 p.m.: According to Caltrans, “#1 lane of SB I-5 is now OPEN following hay truck/vegetation fire near Shasta Lake; motorists can expect delays in the area.” Northbound lane had opened earlier.