News Update!!: San Bernardino, CA: Latest information regarding the “Scales Fire”.

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News Update!!: San Bernardino, CA: Latest information regarding the “Scales Fire”.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the “Scales Fire” that was burning on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 along Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass area in San Bernardino, California.

** As of 10:00pm PT: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Scales Fire” has burned 20-25 acres, is at 60% percent contained, and there are 350 fire department personnel battling this brush fire.

** As of 6:00pm PT: **

– According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the “Scales Fire” has burned 25 acres.

Fire department crew are holding their ground and are making good progress of the brush fire.

No structures are being threaten by this brush fire and no deaths reported.

Just before 1:00pm PT, a motorcyclist, a tour bus, and another vehicle were involved in a traffic collision along the northbound lanes of Interstate 15.

A fire quickly flared and advanced onto the brush along the Interstate 15.

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** Picture from the Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit Public Information Office: **

Multiple lanes on Interstate 15 were temporarily closed as San Bernardino County Fire Department Firefighters and United States Forest Service Personnel worked to put out the brush fire.

Interstate 15 is open in both directions, but drivers are asked to use caution well driving through the area.

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** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

An oxygen tank explosion sparked a brush fire along the northbound Interstate 15, just south of Highway 138, along the Cajon Pass area in San Bernardino, California.

A California Highway Patrol Officer has sustained serious burns while trying to help an injured motorcyclist.

A person sustained traumatic injuries in the motorcyclist incident.

The California Highway Patrol Officer was transported to the burn center at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California.

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** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the brush fire then jumped Highway 138 and began burning in the northern direction, and fire department crews battled the brush fire from the ground and deployed air tankers to fight it from the sky.

A nearby McDonald’s and Chevron Gas Station were evacuated during the brush fire.

** As of 1:20pm PT: **

The San Bernardino County Fire Department and crews from the San Bernardino National Forest are battling a 10 acres wildfire named the “Scales Fire” along Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass area in San Bernardino, California.

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** Picture from the San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

The call came in before 1:20pm PT on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Northbound Interstate 15 is reportedly closed due to the wildfire.

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