By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department (Information):
Mountain Pass, California: Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire burning along southbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 169.
The vegetation fire was reported at 7:54 a.m. PT on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 along the right side of the interstate.
This vegetation fire is just north of another vegetation fire that is burning in the Mojave National Preserve just south of Interstate 15 near Yucca Grove, California.
Initial reports from the California Highway Patrol that the vegetation fire was along the northbound side of Interstate 15 but that was later updated to southbound Interstate 15.
The California Highway Patrol also initially reported that the vegetation fire appears to be 200ft long and 80ft wide crossed over the fence in the desert, phone and power lines possibly will be effected, and the fire is at the interstate.
Fire department crews responding include BC126, BDCV5T5, BDFE315, BLMSOA, E52, ME53, WT413 and WT56, with more fire department crews responding, and possibly will call on aircrafts.
As of 8:36 a.m. PT, reports off the scanner that the vegetation fire is about an acres and about 50 foot off the interstate 15.
As of 8:39 a.m. PT, Southern California Edison has been called and is responding to the scene.
As of 8:42 a.m. PT, BC126 (Battalion Chief) tells Comm-Center the vegetation fire is out but some fire department crews will remain on scene in case of any flare ups.
Fire department crews remaining at the scene include BDFE315, BLMSOA, ME53 and WT56.
As of 9:47 a.m. PT, Medical Engine 53 updates Comm-Center, reporting the vegetation fire has grown to 5 acres and is at 50 percent contained, still a few minutes for water tender 56, and still Bureau of Land Management fire.
As of 10:53 a.m. PT, Medical Engine 53 updates Comm-Center that they’ve been released from the incident.
No information as of yet on what caused the vegetation fire.
Please drive with caution through this area.