Raging Wildfire TRIPLES In Size Overnight As It Spreads Across More Than 14,000 Acres After Trapping Dozens Of Drivers In Their Vehicles Along A California Freeway

Raging Wildfire TRIPLES In Size Overnight As It Spreads Across More Than 14,000 Acres After Trapping Dozens Of Drivers In Their Vehicles Along A California Freeway

Raging wildfire TRIPLES in size overnight as it spreads across more than 14,000 acres after trapping dozens of drivers in their vehicles along a California freeway

  • The Delta Fire erupted on Wednesday afternoon, shut down Interstate 5 and trapped drivers in their vehicles 
  • Fire officials said Thursday that the fire is zero per cent contained & has tripled in size, prompting evacuations
  • It spread to 5,120 acres on Wednesday, but by Thursday afternoon the raging fire reached 14,720 acres  
  • Video of the Delta Fire erupting shows trapped drivers in vehicles and tractor-trailers along I-5 on Wednesday 
  • A woman is heard crying and begging her boyfriend to get out of their tractor-trailer and run to safety  
  • The blaze was human-caused, fire officials said, but they didn’t indicate whether it was arson or accident
  • About 17 big-rigs were abandoned and at least four caught fire as flames roared up hillsides on the freeway 

A forest fire in California continues to rage and is zero per cent contained as of Thursday morning, just a day after the explosive blaze trapped dozens of drivers in their big-rigs and vehicles along a freeway.

The Delta Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest grew after it shut down Interstate 5 Wednesday afternoon.

It forced truckers and motorists to abandon vehicles and flee to safety.

Fire officials said the wildfire tripled in size overnight, prompting mandatory evacuations.

The US Forest Service said the blaze burning along Interstate 5 near Redding has spread across 14,720 acres. It had reached 5,120 acres on Wednesday.

Officials did not immediately say how many people the evacuation order affected. The fire is in a rural area with scattered homes.

In the video, a woman is heard begging her boyfriend to get out of their vehicle and leave as the fire raged closer to them

A forest fire in California continues to rage and is zero per cent contained as of Thursday morning, just a day after the explosive blaze trapped dozens of drivers in their big-rigs and vehicles along a freeway. A shocking video shows the moment the blaze trapped dozens of terrified drivers along a California freeway

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Raging wildfire TRIPLES in size overnight as it spreads across more than 14,000 acres after trapping dozens of drivers in their vehicles along a California freeway

 

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