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California Wildfires: Latest Updates And What You Need To Know

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Bruce Palmer prepares to tow a truck scorched by the Delta Fire on Interstate 5 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near Shasta Lake on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

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Updated Sunday, September 23, 10:16 a.m.

Firefighters are battling several wildfires throughout California — including one north of Redding, near where the Carr Fire killed eight people and burned some 1,100 homes in a frightening start to the fire season.

Here are the latest updates on the fires we are tracking in Northern California. For active fires, these numbers may change quickly as more information becomes available.

Delta Fire (North of Shasta Lake in Shasta and Trinity counties)

Latest information on evacuations and fire conditions

What You Need To Know:  Crews are continuing to strengthen the completed fireline along the southern edge of the fire. All evacuation orders and advisories have been lifted.

Acres Burned And Containment: The fire has burned 60,702 acres with 98 percent containment.

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

Damage To Homes And Structures: 17 structures were destroyed, according to the Forest Service. About 17 big-rigs were abandoned along the interstate and at least four caught fire, Lt. Cmdr. Kyle Foster of the California Highway Patrol's Mount Shasta office told the Los Angeles Times. At least two trucks were partially melted.

Deaths: There have been no deaths reported.

Evacuation Shelters: N/A

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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