Salt Fire 5,043 acres, 5% contained

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – A fire burning in the Shasta Trinity National Forest near Interstate 5 has grown to over 5,000 acres in size.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Salt Fire was seen burning near Shasta Lake east of Interstate 5 near the Salt Creek exit.

Evacuations were ordered in the area as I-5 was temporarily shut down due to the fire. It was reopened a couple of hours after the shutdown, but there were lane restrictions in effect until Friday morning.

At last report, the Salt Fire was 5,043 acres and 5% contained.

Firefighters will work to secure the western edge of the fire along the I-5 corridor and reduce further threats to property and structures.

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