Cajon Pass brush fire prompts partial I-15 closure

Posted at 2:21 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 19:51:21-04

(KGTV) – Interstate 15 through the Cajon Pass was shut down Wednesday due to a brush fire burning nearby.

The fire, dubbed the Keenbrook Fire, began around 11 a.m. near Kenwood Avenue and Cajon Boulevard, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The fire had grown to 50 acres with a rapid rate of spread and 30 percent containment as of 5 p.m.

Southbound I-15 had been closed at Oak Hills, while northbound I-15 traffic was being diverted to southbound I-215. Northbound I-215 traffic was also being diverted to southbound I-15.

As of 3 p.m., I-15 had been opened in both directions, with lane restrictions on the southbound side.

Cal Fire San Bernardino and San Bernardino National Forest crews were all working. About 250 fire personnel were fighting the blaze.