Breaking News!!: San Bernardino, CA: Brush fire closes Interstate 15.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, a brush fire, named the “North Fire”, is burning in the Cajon Pass along Interstate 15 in San Bernardino, California.
All lanes of Interstate 15 is closed because of the brush fire.
** Picture from KTLA 5: **
Several vehicles are seen on fire on Interstate 15 where the brush fire crossed over.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, mass casualty incident dispatched Interstate 15 for possible multiple civilian burn victims.
At least 5 ambulances and 5 Paramedic engines are responding.
Authorities advised commuters to avoid the area because heavy delays were expected.
The brush fire has burned between 500 acres, is med to heavy fuels rapid rate of spread, and has jumped southbound Interstate 15.
Firefighting aircraft has been grounded due to drone activity in the area.
Brush fire was reported before 3:00pm PT.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **