UPDATE @ 9:30 pm– The Bronco Fire grew to 90 acres and traffic on the northbound I-15 freeway in the Cajon Pass remained jammed on Wednesday night.
According to San Bernardino County Fire, Firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino County Fire & CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit all immediately responded to the fire, working together to limit the fire’s spread.
Crews from the ground and air aggressively attacked the fast moving fire, which was rapidly burning uphill in dry vegetation.
By the 6:00 pm, the rate of spread had dramatically slowed and the fire was holding at 90 acres. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest will remain on-scene working on mop-up and containment this evening.
Traffic on the freeway was significantly impacted by the fire and resulted with three lanes being shutdown for several hours. Many motorist reported the trip took 3-4 hours due to gridlocked traffic in the Cajon Pass.
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DEVORE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Firefighters responded to a brushfire in the Cajon Pass on Wednesday afternoon, what is now being referred to as the #BroncoFire.
The fire was reported on August 17, 2022 at about 12:44 PM, on the northbound I 15 freeway south of blue cut and the 215 freeway interchange, and is currently 20 acres, per San Bernardino County Fire officials.
The fire started on a slope along the right hand shoulder and rapidly burned uphill, resulting in heavy smoke production.
According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the number 3, 4, and 5 lane are closed and a SIGALERT was issued due to a hard closure at Kenwood.
Fire crews on scene reported they are making great progress on the fire.
San Bernardino County Firefighters are currently assisting the San Bernardino County National Forest officials.
The cause is currently under investigation and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.
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