HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire has swept across a Southern California freeway and burned several vehicles.
#BREAKING: Cars burning after fire jumps freeway at #CajonPass. Follow the story on http://t.co/O2NhQrvOTQ https://t.co/h5G7FFL70B— NBC Los Angeles (@NBC Los Angeles) 1437173990.0
#BREAKING Fire closes15 fwy in Cajon Pass. Vehicles on fire, victims rushed to hospital. LIVE coverage now on #KTLA http://t.co/0T2qQ3Teh7— Christine Miceli (@Christine Miceli) 1437174828.0
It was not immediately clear if anyone was hurt in the blaze that broke out Friday afternoon along Interstate 15, the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas.
BREAKING: Cars on I-15 are on fire after being trapped by flames from Cajon Pass fire. http://t.co/lu7vTDuSRb— Ryan Parker (@Ryan Parker) 1437173685.0
#breaking: Chaos along I-15 in Cajon Pass as vehicles explode in flames, while wildfire scorches dozens of acres. http://t.co/NDbYGFLvza— Preston Phillips (@Preston Phillips) 1437175254.0
U.S. Forest Service spokesman Uriah Hernandez says the fire in the Cajon Pass has burned at least 50 acres and is moving fast.
The fire led authorities to shut several freeway lanes, causing traffic to back up for miles.