Brush fire in Cajon Pass threatening neighborhoods

A car fire on the northbound 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass spread to the brush on Tuesday, May 4, with the flames placing homes in jeopardy.

Structures were threatened in the Devore Heights, Hall Ranch and Matthew Ranch areas, the San Bernardino National Forest said at about 1:30 p.m., though no evacuations have been announced.

Flames from the Devore fire burn along the northbound 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass on May 4, 2021. (Courtesy of Caltrans)

The Devore fire stood at 20 acres with a moderate rate of spread and 0% containment, forest officials said in a Twitter message.

The three right northbound lanes of the freeway were closed for the firefighting operation.

The California Highway Patrol received a report of a recreational vehicle on fire on the right shoulder between Kenwood Drive and Cleghorn Road. The flames spread to the brush a few minutes later. A CHP officer later requested tow trucks for a “melted RV and an almost melted Ford Ranger,” according to the CHP log.

#DevoreFire update:

– 20 acres, 0% contained, mod. forward rate of progress
– Structure threat: Devore Heights, Hall Ranch, Matthew Ranch
– In unified command w/@CALFIREBDU, assist by @SBCOUNTYFIRE
– Follow @Caltrans8 for traffic information

(Air photo courtesy Caltrans)

— San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) May 4, 2021

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The Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit and San Bernardino County Fire Department were assisting the Forest Service.

Updates on road conditions are available by following Caltrans on Twitter at @caltrans8 and on the Caltrans Quickmap online.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.


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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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