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BREAKING: Truck Fire in Cajon Pass Spreads to Vegetation Thursday Afternoon

UPDATE @ 3:35 PM – The fire is now at 7 acres. One small spot fire. Fire crews are placing engines near a ranch, for a possible threat to the structure.

UPDATE @ 3:20 PM – The fire is reported to be at 5 acres. Helicopters will continue assisting with water drops.

UPDATE @ 3:10 PM – The San Bernardino National Forest will assume command of the fire. The No.5 lane will be shut down for an unknown duration.

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( For the second day in a row, a brush fire has started in the Cajon Pass.

The latest fire was reported on Thursdays, June 6, 2017, at 2:42 pm, on the northbound I-15 north of Kenwood Avenue.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a white pickup truck on the right-hand shoulder caught on fire.

The fire spread into nearby vegetation and quickly moved up a hill.

Per scanner reports, a full air response was requested.

On Wednesday, a vegetation fire dubbed the “Cleghorn Fire” scorched 5 acres and caused a traffic backup for several miles. Fire crews managed to quickly get a handle on that fire.

The story is developing and information will be updated as it becomes available.

(Photo by Dan Baker‎)

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