Hesperia, CA: A truck fire on northbound Interstate 15 closes 2 lanes in the Cajon Pass Wednesday morning.
At around 4:22am PT on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, fire department units were dispatched to a reported truck fire on the northbound Interstate 15 near Oak Hill Road in the Cajon Pass area in Hesperia, California.
On arrival, fire department units found a tractor trailer with the trailer 50% involved in fire hauling clothing material.
The driver of the truck was able to safely remove the trailer from the towing truck.
Fire department units were able to extinguish the fire with 3 type 1 engines, 1 water tender, 1 medic ambulance, 1 brush patrol and 1 BC.
The fire department units on scene were able to keep the fire from igniting the critically dry vegetation in the Cajon Pass area.
The heavily packed trailer slowed extinguishing efforts due to the volume of the clothing merchandise it contained.
Firefighters used cutting tools to assist in gaining access to parts of the trailer for extinguishment.
The fire is currently under investigation.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind our residents to create a Defensible Space around your home. Defensible Space is an area that extends from the structure out to 100 feet or the property line.
Initial steps to creating this space begin with clearing all dead or drying vegetation from the ground, roofs, underneath decks and around propane tanks.
Cleaning out rain gutters and moving wood piles at least thirty feet from structures are also included in this space creation. Making sure that your address is visible from the street will also help firefighters in time of emergency.
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