15 Freeway, Cajon Pass (VVNG.com) – A motorhome engulfed in flames in the Cajon Pass led to the issuance of a Sig Alert and affected traffic flow on 15 Freeway southbound on Saturday afternoon.
At approximately 12:39 P.M., on January 20, 2024, a cream-colored motorhome adorned with brown designs, towing a white box trailer, caught fire just north of Highway 138. Fortunately, all occupants of the vehicle managed to evacuate safely and no injuries have been reported.
The incident prompted a swift response from firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, who were forced to use lanes three and four of the freeway to combat the flames effectively.
Concerns were raised over the possibility of the fire spreading to the surrounding vegetation. However, according to scanner traffic, fire crews were maintaining control of the blaze by 1 P.M.
Due to the emergency response and the need to ensure safety for travelers and service personnel alike, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) coordinated with Caltrans to close the affected lanes and a Sig Alert was promptly issued. The alert is expected to last for approximately two hours, as detailed in the CHP logs.
Motorists traveling through the area faced traffic congestion as a result of the incident and were advised to seek alternate routes.
The specific cause of the fire, originating from the motorhome’s engine as reported by a 911 caller, is yet to be fully determined.
Stay with us for more updates as they become available and expect additional travel time if you are heading in the direction of Cajon Pass.
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