500-Acre Brush Fire Burning Near I-15 In San Bernardino County

» PHOTOS: Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Victorville

UPDATE (4:49 p.m.): Officials say the brush fire is 0 percent contained.

UPDATE (4:32 p.m.): Officials say one firefighter has been injured. Degree of injuries unknown.

VICTORVILLE (CBS) — Fire crews are fighting brush fire that has grown to more than 500 acres near the northbound Interstate 15 at the Highway 138 in San Bernardino County.

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The fast-moving fire has shut down southbound lanes of I-15 in the Cajon Pass, according to Caltrans. Southbound lanes are not expected to reopen until sometime Saturday.  Northbound lanes are partially open.

Officials say two people have suffered from smoke inhalation from the blaze that began around 1 p.m.

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San Bernardino Sheriff’s officials have evacuated 1,500 homes the Oak Hills community, according to John Miller of the U.S. Forest Service.  The total evacuation area includes homes East of Caliente, South of Mesquite, West of Baldy Mesa and North of I-15. Evacuations have also been ordered for Jenny Street between Columbine and Braceo in the City of Hesperia.

An evacuation center has been established by the Red Cross at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh Street.

The fire is 0 percent contained.

Officials say the fire started along the freeway center divider and then jumped into the San Bernardino National Forest. It is unknown how the brush fire was started.

Cal Fire and the San Bernardino County Fire Department are assisting the Forest Service in the fight.

Fifty engines, 14 air tankers including a DC-10, four bulldozers and an unknown number of hand crews are fighting the blaze, according to San Bernardino fire officials.

USFS Public Information Line: (909) 383-5688

» PHOTOS: Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Victorville
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  1. JENNIFER.ALFARO says:

    were off of Escondido & Muskitell <in the oOAK HILL'S AREA!……..IT'S SO CLOSE

  2. Kelley Price says:

    for the north bound traffic they can exit onto 138 west, go to Phalen Rd to the 395 or they can stay on Phalen Rd to the 15.

  3. Corinne Anderson says:

    Poor trees and poor animals!!

  4. Andy says:

    Those of us who live in the immediate area, depend on the NEWS to disseminate information. Stop the stupid comments and useless commentary that is mostly mis-information. Some of the comments made by the reporters and NEWS Casters need to get their facts BEFORE they open their mouths and say something STUPID! So far, just during this instance, your ignorance and lack of accurate information is astonishing. If you cannot speak without sounding stupid and giving us incorrect information; it is time to shut up.

  5. Jon says:

    I reading conflicting reports, anyone know if the 15 is still completely shut down?

  6. John Holmes says:

    THE FIRE WAS STARTED FROM A DRIVER FLIPPING A LIT CIGARETTE OUT THE WINDOW. HOW MANY TIME MUST THIS HAPPEN.

    1. Duh! says:

      Wow. How do you know that? They haven’t even started investigating the cause of this fire.

      Oh wait. Maybe you have first hand knowledge of how this blaze was started. Possibly you were the one that threw the cigarette out a car window.

      Hmmmmm…….

  7. kt says:

    THIS FIRE IS WEST OF CALIENTE ….not East.

  8. tania says:

    Mustang-Spirit Equine Rescue is open for evacuations-located at 13150 oasis rd, pinon hills call Tania 760-807-7558

  9. Anna says:

    Not ALL of Oak Hills is evacuated. Only East Oak Hills.

  10. Justin says:

    I live in apple valley and i can see the smoke from here.

  11. Katie Cole says:

    im in el mirage and can see smoke from my house but cant smell anything

  12. Jorge Rodezno says:

    Good luck out there, stay safe

  13. patricia silva says:

    i live in the west part of oak hills on the mariposa road side,my backyard faces mariposa road and northbound and southbound 15 frwy,can see lots of smoke and lots of traffic on mariposa road right now,peeps trying to go around the area,i live in the oak ridge estates developement. i pray the fire crews stay safe and knock this fire out before sunset. it is not that windy at all,estimated at least 5mph at this time.

  14. Joshua Schiermeyer says:

    I live in Phelan, and I saw the fire escalate from a small plume of smoke to looking more like a mushroom cloud in a matter of minutes. Traffic was diverted from the 15 south to straight through my town causing gridlock traffic. I hope the fire gets put out quick! God bless the fire fighters and everyone affected!

  15. ??? says:

    that’s a little harsh

  16. firewife says:

    When was the last time you put your life on the line for someone else you A**hole! I hope you never have a fire at your home or are ever in need of medical assistance since you’ll have to depend on people more skilled than you! BTW, my husband is a firefighter/paramedic with a bachelors degree. Far from a high school drop out. I’d like to see you get through the fire academy and paramedic courses.

  17. LT says:

    Anyone have an update on the fire?

  18. Lonnie Fehr says:

    AMAZING ITS OUT OF CONTROL ALREADY , PART PROBLEM WAS BUDGETS CUTS TO GET WATER DROPPING C 10 FROM CLOSE PLACE .. YES BUDGET CUTS , PLUS WAS SLOW MOVING ON FIRE ,TOOK THERE TIME , FUNNY CA HAS MONEY FOR ILLEGAL MEXICANS GOING TO COLLEGE FREE ,, PLUS BUDGET CUTS M,AY CLOSE UP SOME STATE PARKS ,, WHERES THE PRIORITY ??? WHATS UP WITH THESE POLITICIANS ,

  19. Lonnie Fehr says:

    AMAZING ITS OUT OF CONTROL ALREADY , PART PROBLEM WAS BUDGETS CUTS TO GET WATER DROPPING C 10 FROM CLOSE PLACE .. YES BUDGET CUTS , PLUS WAS SLOW MOVING ON FIRE ,TOOK THERE TIME , FUNNY CA HAS MONEY FOR ILLEGAL MEXICANS GOING TO COLLEGE FREE ,, PLUS BUDGET CUTS M,AY CLOSE UP SOME STATE PARKS ,, WHERES THE PRIORITY ??? WHATS UP WITH THESE POLITICIANS

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