Delta Fire rages uncontrolled, homes evacuated, I-5 remains closed

UPDATE: The Delta Fire in Northern California’s Shasta County continued to burn out of control early on Friday, threatening homes and keeping  Interstate 5 from reopening. Motorists were forced to flee on foot on Wednesday before flames engulfed their cars and trucks, fire officials said of the fire that has already scorched 22,000 acres since it began on Wednesday. The fire…

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Shasta County Delta Fire explodes to 15,000 acres; I-5 remains closed

Things couldn’t get much worse for residents of Shasta County, California, after the Carr Fire devastated Redding. But now, just ten miles to the north near Lakeland, the Delta Fire has grown to more than 15,000 acres overnight after exploding in size Wednesday evening. Interstate 5 has remained closed in both directions, U.S. Forest Service officials reported Thursday. The fire grew…

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Interstate 5 closed by Delta Fire in Shasta County, CA

Interstate 5 in both directions in Shasta County was closed Wednesday as the Delta Fire roared through 500 acres north of Vollmers, reports the Sacramento Bee.  The Delta Fire, which is burning near the interstate at the Vollmers exit, exploded to 500 acres in several hours, according to officials at Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fire is burning primarily timber and bush along…

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America’s favorite National Trail System hikes compiled by Google

RVers love the outdoors, and many are avid hikers as well, lacing up their hiking boots to see up close some of the most scenic spots in the world. But many aren’t familiar with the National Trails System, established in 1968, when the United States government passed the National Trails System Act, which created some of the most pristine hiking…

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Glacier NP’s Going-to-the-Sun Road reopens to limited use

Glacier National Park’s iconic – and currently closed – Going-to-the-Sun Road will reopen the west side portion to limited shuttle and tour access on September 7th, reports the Flathead Beacon. The road was originally closed for public safety on Aug. 12 when the Howe Ridge Fire on the west side of Lake McDonald threatened the area due to extreme fire behavior, resulting in…

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Florida arsonist arrested after fire destroys RVs worth $990,000

UPDATE: Benjamin Harris was ordered held Thursday in lieu of $550,000 bail. Officers arrested Benjamin Harris, 54, for arson in the destruction of multiple RVs worth more than $990,000 at Waits RV Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, last month, reports WPTV. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Harris’ vehicle was spotted driving near the RV Center about 10…

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Tropical storm Gordon closes Gulf Islands Nat. Seashore campgrounds

As tropical storm Gordon closes in on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, officials close the Fort Pickens and Perdido Key campgrounds as well as the Opal Beach Day Use Area in anticipation of heavy downpours and the potential of flooding, reports WEAR TV. The Okaloosa, Fort Barrancas and Naval Live Oaks areas will remain on their normal operating schedules at…

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Photographers stumble on fire burning at unattended campsite

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. – Two Colorado leaf-peeping photographers planned to spend the Labor Day weekend shooting Colorado’s spectacular fall colors, but the alarming colors they found – reds, oranges, and yellows – were all in an out-of-control campfire in an unattended campsite, reports CBS4. On Saturday, Joe and Kimberly Randall were exploring a remote area on Independence Pass for the…

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Loud, unruly campers given the boot in New York state

Don’t you wish this happened more often? Forest Rangers for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation evicted and issued tickets to partying, unruly and irresponsible campers in three campgrounds over the Labor Day weekend, reports NewYorkupstate.com. CAMPERS EVICTED Town of Rockland Sullivan County “On Aug. 31 at approximately 10:15 p.m., DEC Mongaup Pond Campground staff contacted DEC’s Central…

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Two dead after shooting in New Mexico KOA

A shooting at a New Mexico KOA campground has left two people dead, including a launch director of the Albuquerque balloon festival, reports KOB in Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police investigators are working to find out more about the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that unfolded at the Albuquerque North Bernalillo KOA Campground Monday evening that left two men dead.…

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Motorhome aims for the broad side of a barn – and hits it

This driver of a motorhome proved he could hit the broadside of a barn when he crashed his vehicle into a barn near the intersection of Highway 39 and Southside Expressway around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to Oregon State Police and reported by Heraldandnews.com. OSP officer Quinten Graves said the driver was traveling eastbound on the Southside Expressway when, according…

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Wildfire forces campground evacuations in Tahoe NF

It became distressingly obvious to campers in the Tahoe National Forest over Labor Day weekend that the fire season in the West was not yet over. A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations of several campgrounds as campers fled to safer environs.  The fast-moving wildfire that ignited in the Tahoe National Forest on Monday quickly grew to 650 acres, prompting the evacuations of campgrounds…

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