Weed - A dangerous fire north of Redding closes down I-5 and has authorities going door to door to evacuate citizens.
It started in Weed around 1:30 this afternoon. 100 homes have been destroyed and at least 1,500 people have been evacuated. The town’s Catholic church was burned to the ground and a lumber mill has been damaged.
As of 8 pm Monday, Interstate 5 was closed in both directions. Winds of over 40 miles per-hour were pushing flames towards the town. Nearby communities of Carrack and Lake Shastina have also been evacuated.
An evacuation center has been set up at the county fairgrounds in Yreka.
The blaze is estimated at over 350 acres and is 15% contained.