4:25 PM Fire Shuts Down I-15

Nikki Garrett Metzger

High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– Two brush fires have the 3 right lanes of the northbound 15 closed at Kenwood in the Cajon Pass. The southbound lanes are open at this time, but could close at any time if fire or smoke threaten the freeway, a CalTrans press release reported.

Two wildfires were reported at approximately 1:00 p.m. on I-15 between Kenwood and Cleghorn. As a result the north and southbound lanes of the route are subject to closure and reduced lanes. The fires were called Ken and Swarthout. Swarthout was last reported at 2-3 cares with shaky containment. The Ken fire was reported at 100 acres with no containment, according to the CHP. They also report that Silverwood Lake is starting evacuations.

Power lines were reported down in lanes by the CHP, but fire crews were able to move them out of the way.

Smoke was visible from all over the High Desert.

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