Small Brush Fire Briefly Causes Backup On I-15 Near Devore
DEVORE (CBS/AP) — A brush fire in the Cajon Pass briefly shut down two lanes of Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon, but no injuries or damage were reported.
U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller said the 7-acre blaze, which began about 4:30 p.m., briefly threatened buildings but any immediate threat had passed.
Sky2’s Meghan Reyes said some firefighters climbed up a hill to stop the flames at the source; others were doing structure protection at nearby homes, making sure that blowing embers did not ignite buildings. About 120 firefighters, aided by a helicopter, battled the fire.
There’s no word on what caused the blaze.
Reyes added that conditions were a little windy in the Cajon Pass on Tuesday afternoon, raising the concern level among fire authorities.
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