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Burning car on the I-15 catches brush on fire in the cajon pass Sunday

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( — Firefighters are working a vehicle fire that turned into a small brush fire near the top of the cajon pass Sunday afternoon.

At about 2:30 pm on September 22, 2019, dispatch received reports of a vehicle fire on the right shoulder of the northbound I-15, just south of Oak Hill Road.

Video posted to the Victor Valley News Group on Facebook showed a small a light blue four-door sedan fully engulfed with fire also spreading to the hillside behind it.

The incident was dubbed #LookoutIC. The fire burned 1-2 acres of vegetation before it was extinguished. The forward rate of spread was stopped by 3:00 pm.

An ambulance was requested to respond and check on an occupant from the vehicle who suffered smoke inhalation, scanner traffic reported.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the #4 and #5 lanes are closed while fire personnel continues to ensure there are no hot spots.

The official cause of the fire is under investigation by CHP.

(Photo by Lisa Dalene Morawetz)
(Photo by Alex Canadas)

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