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Brush fire forces closure of most of Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass

September 2, 2011 |  2:09 pm

Photo: Over the fire. Credit: KTLA News A brush fire in the center divider of Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass has forced the closure of most lanes on the heavily traveled highway, creating a traffic nightmare for people headed to Las Vegas or the Colorado River for the three-day weekend.

Image: Map shows location of the Cajon Pass. Source: Google Maps; Photo: KTLA News All southbound lanes have been shut down, and two lanes are closed northbound, Caltrans officials said. All northbound lanes may be shut down shortly, the agency said in a statement.

The fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. Caltrans officials are urging drivers to take alternate routes, if possible.

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Photo: Over the fire. Credit: KTLA News

Image: Map shows location of the Cajon Pass. Source: Google Maps; Photo: KTLA News

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