Wildfire in Redding balloons to 2,000 acres

California
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A 500-acre wildfire has closed Interstate 5 north of Redding on Wednesday afternoon, firefighters said.

I-5 North is closed at Fawndale Road. The southbound direction is closed at Mott Road, north of Dunsmuir.

There is no estimated time of the road re-opening. 

Drivers are asked to use alternate routes.

Structures are threatened and evacuation orders are in effect.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Here is the incident page.

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