Salt Fire near Shasta Lake grows to 4,500 acres

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – A fire burning in the Shasta Trinity National Forest near Interstate 5 has grown to over 4,000 acres in size.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Salt Fire was seen burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest east of Interstate 5 near the Salt Creek exit.

Evacuations were ordered for Zola Drive, Cordes Court, and Solus Campground Road. Tom Head and Old Mill Road were later added to that list. People on Gregory Creek Road were advised to shelter in place or go to Gregory Creek Beach.

On Thursday morning, I-5 was completely shut down due to the fire. It was reopened a couple of hours later.

On the morning of July 1, the Salt Fire was estimated to be about 2,800 acres in size. By that afternoon, it was estimated to be 4,500 acres. At last report, it was 0% contained.

Fire managers plan to keep the fire east of I-5, east of the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake, north of Gilman Road, and west of the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake

While I-5 was open Thursday afternoon, lane closures were still in place. For the latest traffic updates, visit http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.

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