Another blaze in California shuts down major interstate

Another blaze in California shuts down major interstate

Weeks after a devastating fire erupted in California another blaze broke out in Shasta County and charred nearly 8 square miles within no time.

The fire was said to be human-caused but hasn’t been ruled as an arson or an accident yet.

The Interstate 5 was completely shut down and many trucks and cars were left abandoned leaving no word as to when it would be re opened again. The interstate that was closed ranges 10 miles (16 kilometres) North of Redding to area leading to Mount Shasta. No injuries have been reported as the area mostly had recreational cabins and camp grounds.

More precautions need to be taken as the last fire damaged 1,100 homes and took the lives of several people. Another fire in California’s eastern Sierra Nevada continued to grow and cause immense impact to travellers.

The Boot Fire began Tuesday in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Evacuation orders remained in place for the Bootleg, Chris Flat and Sonora Bridge campgrounds. Unspecified structures were threatened in the Burchum Flats area east of Walker Canyon.

The video was uploaded by @narraf3000 who shot the video as they were fleeing the scene of the fire on the interstate