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In the Golden State, things are heating up, and life may never be the same because of it.
A number of major wildfires have been burning in California for months now, with a terrifying uptick in trouble coming in just the last few weeks. This included the spreading of the Caldor Fire, which threatened to completely decimate the gorgeous Lake Tahoe tourism hub.
Now, in the southern part of the state, another major fire has forced authorities to close a massive swatch of an important freeway.
A wildfire near Castaic Saturday has led to the closure of a part of a major freeway in Southern California, officials told local media.
The fire, known as the Route Fire, reached 392 acres, or a little more than half a square mile, as of 6:28 p.m. and forced the shutdown of a section of Interstate 5, the Angeles National Forest told KTLA-TV.
KTLA reported that the Route Fire is threatening structures, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley station.
The fire was uncontained as of 6:30 p.m., authorities said.
Images of the terrifying development were spreading on social media over the weekend.
The 5 Freeway is closed near Castaic as firefighters battle the Route Firehttps://t.co/YNmxE0cs2n
— KTLA (@KTLA) September 11, 2021
Castaic | 100+ acre fire on the 5 freeway. This incident is being called the Route IC fire. pic.twitter.com/KZYVLgCmxg
— 2366Media.com (@2366media) September 12, 2021
Thankfully, some rain had moved into the area over the weekend, helping crews in other parts of the state work to contain a number of other wildfires.
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