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20 Vehicles Destroyed In I-15 Wildfire

Arsenio Alcantar via AP

Bystanders look on along Interstate 15 on the Cajon Pass, Friday, July 17, 2015, near San Bernadino, as a fast-moving wildfire swept across the freeway. At least 20 vehicles and five homes burned in the fire.

Arsenio Alcantar via AP

(AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving wildfire that swept across a Southern California freeway has destroyed 20 vehicles and burned five homes while threatening dozens of other structures.

Fanned by hot desert winds, the fire started along Interstate 15 — the main road to Las Vegas — and torched the vehicles as motorists fled on foot to safety. No serious injuries have been reported.

The fire spread quickly, growing to 3,500 acres and threatening the rural community of Baldy Mesa north of the freeway.

An evacuation center was set up at the local high school.


Additional Resources:  North Fire Coverage On KPCC