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The Delta Fire burns in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The wildfire closed both directions of Interstate 5. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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Abandoned trucks litter California highway as wildfire rages

Fire triples in size

An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Thursday.