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Northern California wildfire surges

Fire trucks pass the Delta Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Parked trucks lined more than two miles of Interstate 5 as both directions remained closed to traffic. (Photo: Noah Berger/AP)

Northern California wildfire surges in wilderness area

A California official says a stretch of major highway near the California-Oregon border hit by a roaring wildfire will remain closed through the weekend.

Denise Yergenson, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation, said Friday the wildfire that shut down Interstate 5 on Wednesday was still burning out of control along the highway.

She says the blaze has destroyed thousands of trees that could fall onto the roadway.

Officials on Sunday will reevaluate whether to reopen the highway that traverses the entire West Coast from Mexico to Canada. (AP)

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