Delta Fire Blocks I-5 and Hirz Fire Progress Continues

Sep 10, 2018

An updated photo from the Shasta-Trinity U.S. Forest Service of the Delta Fire.
Credit U.S. Forest Service/Shasta-Trinity unit

 **Update 9 a.m.: Caltrans District 2 reports that I-5 between Redding and Mt. Shasta is now open. Travel is reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately 17 miles. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution and to be patient for lengthy delays.  

Both the Delta and Hirz Fire continue to impact the Shasta-Trinity region. The latest incident report says the Delta Fire is actively growing under heavy smoke cover and lower than forecasted humidity. Crews are focusing on holding primary control lines to protect threatened homes and structures. Caltrans District 2 also reported via Twitter that I-5 was closed until further notice between Redding and Mt. Shasta.

The Delta Fire has burned 40,903 acres and is now 5 percent contained--this information will be updated when more information becomes available. Meanwhile the Hirz fire is nearly fully contained (95 percent) after burning 46,150 acres. 

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest Service updated the public on recent developments in a video update. 

Cal Fire's incident report states that a public meeting for more Delta and Hirz Fire updates will happen today (September 10) at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Center Community Hall--20 Scott Boulrvard in Trinity Center. Fire officials are set to give an overview of current and expected fire conditions, followed by a Q&A session. The meeting will be recorded and posted to their Facebook page