CAJON PASS (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters have made progress against a brush fire burning in the Cajon Pass.
San Bernardino National Forest spokesperson Carol Underhill told KNX 1070 the “Cleghorn” fire was 45 percent contained after charring 110 acres.
[UPDATE: As of 10 p.m. Sunday, the fire was 100 percent contained, according to authorities.]
The wildfire erupted about 5:25 p.m. Saturday near Cleghorn Road east of Interstate 15 in Hesperia, prompting the temporary closure of a portion of Interstate 15.
Several agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry, San Bernardino County Fire Department, and the like were called in to assist in the firefight.
Underhill said 15 crews, three water tenders, 17 engines, two dozers, three helicopters, and one air attack were utilized.
A second fire in the area broke out Saturday but scorched only a few acres.
That fire prompted the temporary shutdown of Highway 138 between the 15 Freeway and Silverwood Lake.