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Cajon Pass brush fire that snarled I-15 traffic is contained

August 24, 2011 | 11:08 pm

A brush fire that burned in the Cajon Pass and snarled traffic on busy Interstate 15 was contained Wednesday evening after scorching 375 acres of dry  brush, officials said.

The blaze, which broke out Monday, destroyed a home and several structures in Matthews Ranch, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Two Forest Service firefighters were injured. One sustained a knee injury, and the other was stricken with a heat-related injury.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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