Breaking News:Fire In Oak Hills Causing Evacuations, Shuts Down 15 Freeway

Nikki Garrett Metzger

(Oak Hills) – A large brush fire is burning toward homes in the Oak Hills area near the top of the Cajon Pass.  The CHP has the 15 freeway closed in both directions at the start of the Labor Day weekend.

Fire officials say the fire was first reported around 1:00pm in the center divider of the freeway right at the top of the Cajon Pass.  Witnesses reported that the fire jumped the southbound lanes and was racing down the hill toward homes. The southbound lanes of the 15 were closed at the 395.  Northbound lanes were reported closed at the 138.

Officials were ordering evacuations for the area west of Caliente in Oak Hills.

Last report put the fire at 500 acres with no containment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *