Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Funding for Fire-Ravaged States

California wildfire The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2020. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has directed funding to assist with repairing infrastructure that has been damaged by wildfires in Oregon and California.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

I-5 Reopens With Restrictions in Fire-Ravaged California

A truck drives next to the Delta Fire burning on I-5 A tractor-trailer drives next to the Delta Fire burning on Interstate 5 near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. (Ben Newburn/U.S. Forest Service via Associated Press)

An extended stretch of Interstate 5 in Shasta County has reopened with restrictions after five days of closure caused by the raging Delta Fire, which has ignited big rigs and cars, injured at least one person and consumed more than 49,000 acres as of Sept. 10, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Michael McGough | Sacramento Bee
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

California Wildfire Forces Truckers to Abandon Rigs on Highway

Delta Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. Delta Fire burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. (Noah Berger/AP)

REDDING, Calif. — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Sept. 6.

September 6, 2018

I-15 Reopens in Both Directions Amid Spreading California Wildfire

After being shut for 36 hours because of the Bluecut wildfire that has been engulfing part of the area around San Bernadino, Interstate 15 southbound reopened at 10:45 A.M. on Aug. 18.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2016