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Bridge Fire

Unit Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, CA 96002

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The Bridge Fire burning just north of the Pit River Bridge near Shasta Lake and Interstate 5Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Bridge Fire was reported at 11:22 a.m. on Tuesday October 31, 2017. It began as a semi-truck fire along Interstate-5 just north of the Pit River Bridge on Shasta Lake. The fire is now 100% contained

A semi-truck carrying hay and travelling southbound on Interstate-5 caught fire when it passed by the Bridge Fire, and after it passed over the Pit River Bridge became fully engulfed on the south side of the bridge causing a secondary fire.

All northbound and southbound Interstate-5 lanes have been re-opened. For updates on I-5 please visit Caltrans Road Conditions Website at:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseVehicle Fire
Date of OriginTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 10:22 AM
Locationalong I-5 just north of Pit River Bridge
Incident CommanderHarris
Coordinates40.774 latitude, -122.309 longitude

Current Situation

Size37 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved



Planned Actions

20 engines, 4 crews, 5 water tenders, 2 dozers, air tankers, and helicopters responded to the Bridge Fire