Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Cajon Pass brush fire again closes lanes on 15 Freeway

Some lanes of Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass were again closed Tuesday after a nearby brush fire flared overnight, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol reported early Tuesday that the two right lanes were closed in both directions of the highway, which is the main artery that links Southern California to Las Vegas. It was not known when the roadway would fully reopen.

The lane closures stretched from Blue Cut pass through Kenwood Avenue, the CHP reported.

The Devore fire, which broke out Monday morning, had scorched about 450 acres on either side of the freeway, officials said Monday night. The fire was about 40% contained heading into Tuesday, officials said, and crews hoped to fully contain the blaze by 6 p.m.

The fire prompted mandatory evacuations in the Matthew's Ranch area and forced a complete closure of the freeway for several hours on Monday.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.


Officials call for $50,000 reward in church graffiti shooting

USC shooting suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder charges

Polls open at 7 a.m. for California election that could tip the balance of power

-- Kate Mather

Follow Kate Mather on Twitter or Google+.

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: