California highway pegging, highway closure as wildfires burn north

The U.S. Highway Patrol has closed Highway 1 in the North Coast Mountains as the region struggles to contain wildfires burning in the foothills and valleys of the California Coast Range.

The closure is a precautionary measure due to the ongoing fire in the region.

The UH Pembroke-Pine National Forest closed Highway 31 and Highway 25, near the town of Bodega, just south of Bakersfield, for the past several days due to a high-risk fire in northern California.

The fire is still burning.

The closures are expected to last until late Monday.

The closure is not expected to impact interstate traffic.

The U.K. and France have also taken the lead in shutting down major roads in the United Kingdom, the U.N. said Friday.

The British National Fire Authority has closed three roads in London, as well as the Chiltern National Park, for several days.