New Wildfire Closes I-5 North of Redding

Smoke from the Delta Fire captured on the Lakehead traffic cam which is located on I-5 north of the Lakehead overcrossing.

Smoke from the Delta Fire captured on the Lakehead traffic cam which is located on I-5 north of the Lakehead overcrossing. [Traffic cam image]

Caltrans announced at 2:40 p.m., “EMERGENCY CLOSURE: Due to wildfire activity, Northbound I-5 is currently closed at Fawndale Road, north of Redding. Southbound I-5 is currently closed at Mott Road, north of Dunsmuir. No current ETO. Motorists should choose an alternate route.”

The US Forest Service posted, “The #DeltaFire is burning near Interstate-5 near the Vollmers Exit north of Lakehead. Please be advised of increased fire traffic if you’re traveling through the area and avoid the area if possible.”

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