Wildfire In Cajon Pass Scorches More Than 300 Acres

» PHOTOS: Crews Battle Massive Wildfire In Cajon Pass

CAJON PASS (CBS) — A wildfire has scorched more than 300 acres and a mobile home in the Cajon Pass Monday afternoon.

The wildfire began on Interstate-15 in the Cajon Pass between Kenwood and Cleghorn at approximately 1:00 p.m., according to San Bernardino National Forest spokesman John Miller. Officials say two structures have also burned.

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Crews have contained about 40 percent of the brush fire.

Caltrans says only three of five northbound lanes of I-15 are open and there is a heavy backup. The southbound side is fully open but is also experiencing spectator delays.

Authorities said no one has been injured. Two residents at the Matthews Ranch were asked to evacuate but refused.

No other evacuations have been ordered.

Approximately 40-50 miles away, another brush fire was burning in the city of Perris and fast approaching homes. About a dozen residents have been ordered to evacuate.

The blaze has consumed at least 100 acres.

» PHOTOS: Crews Battle Massive Wildfire In Cajon Pass
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  1. derp says:

    how are you a mile north of fire with south bound traffic coming towards you? sheesh

  2. greeniidgrlinca says:

    He said he was north of Kenwood not north of the fire…. Listen better

    1. derp says:

      nope, that’s not the same video they had up this morning. that one clearly said he was about mile of north of fire with the lanes closest to him being southbound. this report is updated, not the same at all. but nice try with the sarcasm!

      the first video was cut off in middle of report and they said they had technical problems so i guess they just did new one.

  3. Fire Eater says:

    The guy on helicopter doesn’t know what he’s talking about… “Cal fire formally known as United States Forest Service”??? Are you kidding me?? Who is feeding this guy this information? What a joke… And it’s a Forest Service fire hence the Forest Service IC… NOT Cal Fire…

  4. Lonnie Fehr says:

    lets see how new usfs supervisor [ jody norion ] formely angeles forest [ station fire ] supervisor handles this fire ,

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