[UPDATE 8:09 p.m.] Vehicle Fire Spreads Closing I-5 Near Lake Shasta

Hay truck on fire

Image as seen on Caltrans traffic cam

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.

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