Massive Hill Fire In Cajon Pass Now 60 Percent Contained
HESPERIA (CBS) — Firefighters appear to be getting the upper hand on a massive fire burning in the Cajon Pass which has scorched at least 1,158 acres.
The Hill Fire is believed to be 60 percent contained, according to authorities.
The fast-moving blaze broke out around 1 p.m. Friday near the center divider of the 15 Freeway near the 138, and then jumped to nearby brush in San Bernardino County.
It destroyed two mobile homes and heavily damaged two others. It also burned a barn to the ground, killing an unknown number of livestock.
The blaze also left two firefighters with injuries. According to the U.S. Forest Service, one of them suffered smoke inhalation and the other, a heat-related injury. There’s no word yet on their conditions.
More than a dozen aircrafts, including a DC10, joined about 750 firefighters in the fight. The DC10 had to be flown in from Sacramento.
The U.S. Forest Service confirms that evacuations for residents in the area will be lifted at 2 p.m. Those wishing to return home must show proof of residency.