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Car fire on SB-15 freeway shuts down all lanes of traffic

HESPERIA, California ( — A vehicle fire following a collision has shut down all lanes of southbound traffic Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. on the southbound 15 Freeway between Highway 395 and Ranchero Road.

According to  San Bernardino County Fire Spokesman Eric Sherwin, the incident was reported at 3:19 p.m. and involved a vehicle that had caught fire after crashing.

“The vehicle had major damage and was well involved with fire. The vehicle had two occupants who were able to get out before firefighters arrived,” Sherwin stated.

One person was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. There was no threat to surrounding vegetation.

A second SUV vehicle that had read end damage was pulled to the shoulder near the off-ramp. Two occupants in that vehicle were not injured.

The California Highway Patrol shut down the #1,2, and 3 lanes during fire suppression, according to Sherwin.

Traffic is being diverted off the freeway at the Joshua Street exit as of 4:00 p.m. and no further updates are currently available.

(photo by Robery Hunsaker)

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